Looks like the recent drug raids in Mckinney and elsewhere were an unmitigated success, leading to 30 arrests that included Sergio Maldonado, the supposed “cell leader” of North Texas for the powerful Mexican Gulf Cartel. Kudos to all involved in the two-and-a-half-year-long Operation Puma — except to the person who came up with “Operation Puma.” Or at least to the person who “explained” why it was called Operation Puma. From the DMN story:
Operation Puma is named for Carlos Landin-Martinez, a former Mexican police commander who has been described by U.S. authorities as a second-in-command for the Gulf Cartel operations in Reynosa and enforcer for the Zetas, a gang made up partially of former members of the Mexican army and police forces.
I’m sorry? Is Carlos’ nickname “The Big Puma”? Does he wear Puma shoes? Does he move in the night like a puma? I need more information before I endorse such an operation.