Saturday, August 8, 2020

Edén Guadalupe Villarreal Gómez arrested in Nuevo Laredo

Guadalupe Villarreal, known as The Lieutenant, is considered an important member of the Northeast Cartel. She was a state cop before joining the Northeast Cartel in 2014. She is considered one of the integral pillars of the gang and is described as "extremely violent."

The 41-year-old was arrested in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, along with her girlfriend, without incident. The Lieutenant was in charge of the nightclubs and bars in Boys Town, Nuevo Laredo's red light district, where human trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, torture and murder are common.
Villarreal Gómez had the absolute trust of leader of the Northeast Cartel Juan Gerardo Treviño, “Huevo.”

The Northeast Cartel was founded in 2014 as a breakaway group from the Los Zetas cartel. The Northeast Cartel is fighting against the Gulf Cartel to control drug trafficking along the Tamaulipas-Texas border.