Drug Gang Leader Captured
(Acapulco, ElSur 2 August) Moisés Montero Álvarez, otherwise known as “El Koreano,” is said to be one of the leaders of the “Cartel Independiente de Acapulco” or “CIDA.” Yesterday morning he was captured by elements of the Federal Police and the Mexican Army in a beach area of Acapulco, near the Calinda Beach Hotel in the Golden Zone. He was accompanied by three others, one of them a minor. All were arrested. None were armed. Montero was, up until three years ago, an agent of the Ministerial Police in Acapulco, whose responsibility is to investigate crime for the public prosecutors.
CIDA is an offshoot of the gang headed by Edgar Valdez Villareal, “La Barbie,” who was arrested last summer. His organization was disputing territory with the Beltrán Leyva gang. CIDA, known for its extreme cruelty, is reportedly divided, with factions fighting each other for local turf. The alleged drug king-pin was shipped off to Mexico City for detention.