MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — A police officer from Nuevo Leon is under investigation in the neighboring state of Coahuila for allegedly selling drugs that he stole from his workplace.
Authorities in Saltillo, Coahuila, arrested 28-year-old Edgar Alfonso Rodriguez Moreno on charges tied to street-level drug trafficking. During the arrest, Rodriguez flashed a set of police credentials from Nuevo León. During questioning, Rodriguez admitted to traveling to Saltillo to sell doses of cocaine for $100 pesos ($6 USD). At the time, Rodriguez had 134 small packages of cocaine.
Breitbart Texas consulted with law enforcement sources in Nuevo León who revealed that Rodriguez joined the state police force Fuerza Civil in 2013 but was not a member of any special units. Since his arrest, Rodriguez was suspended from his post and in addition to the criminal investigation in Coahuila, he is facing an internal investigation by Nuevo Leon law enforcement.
The police force known as Fuerza Civil underwent a series of scandals when several members were tied to multiple corrupt activities such as extortion, kidnapping, robbery, rape, and murder. In 2016, Breitbart Texas reported on the arrest of officer Sergio de la Rosa Pulido for shooting another officer who refused to help him kidnap, rob, and rape a local woman. After murdering the police officer, De la Rosa Pulido went ahead and took a local woman at gunpoint to rape her. By 2017, the number of criminal cases involving Nuevo Leon cops continued to grow, leading to the resignation of the chief at the time, however, the cases have not slowed.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Tony Aranda from Nuevo León and “J.M. Martinez” from Coahuila.