The government of Mexico had listed Peña Solís as one of its 37 most wanted drug lords and offered the equivalent of over $2 million USD ($15 million Mexican pesos) for information leading to his capture.
Sergio Peña Solís was believed to be the new leader of the Los Zetas group in Reynosa, Mexico, after the former leader Jaime González Durán (El Hummer) was arrested in the later part of 2008. Peña Solís was known as "El Concord" and used several aliases, including the names of Rene Carlos Solis and Arturo Sanchez Fuentes.
Peña Solís was 39 years old at the time of his capture. He was arrested after he tried to flee a police checkpoint in a stolen truck with Texas license plates. He was carrying a false ID card, and was in possession of an AK-47 rifle.
According to authorities, Peña Solís was recently a leader in the drug cartel organization in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas where he was responislbe for bribing the police in the cities of Chiapa de Corzo, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and San Cristobal de las Casas. It has been reported that, when previous Zeta leader of the city of Reynosa Jaime González Durán (El Hummer) was arrested, Peña Solís was sent to Reynosa lead drug trafficking activities across the border and to fight against police measures to stop the trafficking of illegal drugs.
2006 prison escapeEdit
In 2003, Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant against Peña Solís for drug trafficking and subsequently apprehended him and put him into custody. But, on 13 June 2006, Peña Solís escaped from prison with the assistance of Jaime González Durán (El Hummer). Following his escape from prison, Peña Solís was involved in the murder-executions of the tactical head of police and a police officer in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Mexican police also charged him with the 25 July 2008 killing of businessman Marcos Arcia of San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Peña Solís had an alliance with Miguel Angel Treviño Morales (aka Z-40), Daniel Perez Fojas (aka El Cachetes, which means The Cheeks), Iván Velázquez-Caballero and Sergio Villarreal Barragán. Peña Solís is a suspect in the failed attempt to free Zeta member Perez-Fojas who was to prison in Guatemala.