August 17, 2013
UPDATE 2: X-20 has been transferred to SEIDO in Mexico City.
Several news sources including CBS News are reporting the arrest of Mario Ramirez Treviño aka “Pelon” or “X-20”, according to the news reports he was captured by elements of both the Mexican Army and Navy, his capture took place this morning in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas.
According to PROCESO, Mario Ramirez, 51, was arrested at a vehicular checkpoint in possession of several weapons. The operation that led to his arrest included 10 helicopters and 2 gunships.
|Mario Ramirez Treviño aka “X-20”|
Since this morning, more than 10 aircraft, including gunships and helicopters, have been flying over Reynosa, Tamaulipas in search of organized crime convoys, there have been reports of up to 20 vehicle convoys travelling trough La Ribereña highway and in neighborhoods such as Vista Hermosa.
The US Government is offering up to 5 million USD for information that lead to his arrest.
|SEGOB announces the arrest of “Mario Pelon”.|
Mario Ramirez Treviño has been transferred to Mexico City´s SEIDO building, his transfer was done under the surveillance of more than 100 soldiers. He is expected to make a legal statement in the next hours, Mexican authorities have called for a press conference tomorrow. details about his arrest are expected to be given at that press conference.