Mexican authorities have arrested a woman who they say led a gang of assassins connected with at least 20 homicides and several kidnappings.
MarÃa JimÃ©nez, 26, allegedly led a group that received $1,700 a month from Los Zetas, one of Mexicoâ€™s most notorious drug cartels, to carry out contract killings and other crimes, Mexican dailyÂ El Milenio reports.
Security forces captured JimÃ©nez and other alleged members of the group last week. She confessed to the murders and other crimes, said security spokesman for the state of Nuevo LeÃ³n Jorge Domene ZambranoÂ to Â Reuters.
JimÃ©nez, known by her alias as â€œLa Tosca,â€ a Spanish word meaning â€œtough,â€ allegedly operated in the north of the country, including the countryâ€™s murder capital of Ciudad JuÃ¡rez. She was one of four women and three men arrested for their alleged involvement in the group.
Authorities swill charge her with murder, car theft and kidnapping.
Mexican security forces suspect JimÃ©nez of involvement in the murder of a police detective and other drug dealers.
The group also controlled some 14 drug trafficking points within the northern industrial hub of Monterrey, where Mexican authorities announced the arrests Monday. They were arrested in the nearby town of Guadelupe Victoria on May 1.
Mexico has seen levels of drug-related violence skyrocket since President Felipe CalderÃ³n launched a frontal assault on the countryâ€™s cartels in 2006. Over 50,000 drug war deaths have occurred over the course of his presidency.
Mexico will hold presidential elections in July.
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.