Guatemalan security forces have arrested two alleged members of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, one of whom is alleged to have participated in the massacre and beheading of 27 rural workers in northern Guatemala, President Otto Pérez announced on June 11. “These arrests are significant because they’re hitmen, they’re members of the Los Zetas operational group,” the president told the press. Both arrests, the president announced, took place on June 10, at a soccer field in Salamá, Baja Verapaz, around 170 km north of the Guatemalan capital. According to the head of state, the investigations point to the participation of Abel de Jesús Bolvito in the massacre of the rural workers, perpetrated on May 14, 2011. The other individual arrested was identified as Edwin Otoniel Sis, an alleged member of Los Zetas. “Abel de Jesús is accused of having participated in the massacre committed on the Los Cocos rural property,” he specified. Los Zetas are also accused of the murder of auxiliary prosecutor Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, who was kidnapped days after the massacre and whose dismembered corpse was found in Alta Verapaz, a region neighboring on Petén. Los Zetas’ networks extend from the southern United States to several countries in Central America, and although they originally joined the Gulf cartel, they are now in conflict with them. On the same day, Guatemalan drug trafficker Walter Alirio Montejo Mérida, alias “el Zope” [“The Buzzard”], an alleged member of the Sinaloa cartel, Los Zetas’ opponent in the fight to the death to dominate territory in Guatemala, was also arrested by the police for purposes of extradition to the United States. By Dialogo June 13, 2012
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