By MARK LORENZANA
An alleged criminal leader accused of working for the Los Zetas Cartel in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí was arrested on the night of Thursday, Sept. 22, in García, Nuevo León.
Members of the Mexican Army, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and the National Guard (GN) carried out the arrest of Alfredo Alemán Narváez, also known as the “German Commander.”
According to a statement from the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), Alemán Narváez was located in a building in the outskirts of the municipality of García, which was allegedly used to carry out illegal activities.
Authorities seized what was identified as possible fentanyl pills, a bag with a substance believed to be methamphetamine, 120 cartridges and a rifle.
According to the official investigation, Alemán Narváez, who is linked to the Los Zetas criminal group, has been identified as in charge of marijuana shipments in San Luis Potosí and its subsequent distribution in the United States.
On Nov. 15, 2011, Alemán Narváez was likewise arrested in Fresnillo, Zacatecas.
At the time of his capture in 2011, authorities found in his possession a 40-mm caliber grenade launcher, a rifle, a handgun, magazines and cartridges. However, Alemán Narváez was released shortly after his arrest. He was being investigated for extortion and illegal money collection from concerts, cockfights and horse races in the Mexican states of San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Querétaro.