Elements of the armed forces killed four suspected criminals when they attacked the military to try to steal the body of Ángel Enrique Uscanga Marín, alias El Pokemon , identified as the leader of Los Zetas in the region of Cordoba, in the central the state of Veracruz .
On Thursday 27 December, soldiers working in the coordinated Operation Veracruz Seguro, was faced with a cell of organized crime in the Congregation on November 20, of the same city.
It was reported that the army had killed five criminals, but was until Friday afternoon that the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz ratified that among the dead was the chief place of Los Zetas.
In a statement issued near midnight on Friday, the state government reported that a group of men attacked the soldiers guarding the amphitheater where the body of the leader was placed.
Members of the army repelled the attack and shot dead four gunmen, whom fired from a vehicle against the military installations where the bodies of the five criminals killed on Thursday was placed.
Personnel assigned to the coordinated program "Veracruz Seguro" established a security perimeter in the area to protect civilians and ministerial authorities arrived at the scene.
The army secured vehicles, weapons and a grenade, which were made available to the competent authorities.
It is known that in May of this 2012, Ángel Enrique Uscanga Marín was arrested in the town of Amatlán de los Reyes for the crime of theft from motor carriers, however, he was released days later.