Asked why no arrests were made during the blockade and burning of vehicles last Tuesday, following a confrontation between members of the military and a cartel, the governor of Jalisco replied that he was privileged not to escalate the attacks.
The inquiry was conducted because the video surveillance system named Urban Shield C5 is in charge of the state government in the places where the blockade was done. Despite this, no arrests were reported during the incidents, which were videographed in real time: “What we avoided was that there was a huge problem; It worked very well…”, replied the President.
Later, the Jalisco government issued a statement denying that arrests had been ordered during the events.
The C5 Urban Shield was worth over 842 million pesos. However, the infrastructure maintenance cost has been pegged as a bag of 15 crore pesos this year.
Experts criticize Despite cameras being installed in main streets or gathering centres, there are few consequences regarding arrests following violent acts of organized crime.
6 miles 340 video surveillance cameras.
300 plate reader.
mill 500 Panic Button.
842 million The cost of equipment and installation of the C5 came in pesos.
150 million Pesos is budgeted for maintenance this year.
They promise to help the family who lost a car because of the blockade
The governor of Jalisco has assured that he will help the family who lost their vehicle after criminals set it on fire during the first blockade in Zapopan last Tuesday. This is the case where, through a video Shared on social networks, it can be seen how one vehicle in which criminals were aboard blocks the path of another where a family was traveling and they reduce it with gunshots and threats . The family rushes off while the other person starts spraying fuel and then starts the vehicle.
They confirm that Ixtlahuacán. Cartel owners fled after clashes in
Despite the fact that the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) launched a campaign to arrest the leaders of the new generation of cartels in Ixtlahuacán del Río, after which violent acts exploded in the ZMG last Tuesday, the persecuted subjects fled .
found out that day The cartel was headed by chief Ricardo Ruiz, aka “El Doble R”, and accompanied by the appearance of Gerardo González Ramírez, aka “El Apa”, when Sedena agents surprised him and a confrontation ensued. , after which five people were arrested and one more was killed.
However, according to information released yesterday by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the detainees included neither “Double R” nor “El Apa”, meaning they managed to escape.
“Not so, not like that. But he is considered an influential figure, because that’s why there was such a strong reaction,” the president said during yesterday’s “morning” press conference, when asked whether the two leaders had a scuffle. was arrested after.
He said the attorney general’s office would provide a more detailed report on the matter later.
During the conference, military officials confirmed that there were already 16 captives for the incidents in both Jalisco and Guanajuato.
In the case of Guanajuato, 11 people have been detained as a result of blocking and burning of vehicles and shops.
There were five arrests in the special case of confrontation in Jalisco; Due to the violent activities that took place in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, there was not a single captive.
Who is “The Double R”?
Ricardo Ruiz Velazco’s name “El Doble R” is not new when it comes to New Generation Cartels. In July 2020, two propaganda videos attributed to that cartel’s elite group were broadcast, showing an undetermined number of alleged hitmen with armored vehicles, tactical equipment and high-caliber weapons.
According to the Secretary of Defense, Luis Crescencio Sandoval, a meeting between “El Apa” and “El Doble R”, two heads of the local cartel that was discovered by the armed forces, led to violent days in Jalisco and Guanajuato.
According to the federal government, He was probably the one who led CNG’s criminal intimidation propaganda to show the strength of the criminal organization.
In addition, Ricardo Ruiz Velazco is one of the founders of that cartel, a criminal group headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”.
He is a native of Guadalajara from the Retiro neighborhood in the city center, and is reportedly identified by federal authorities as the main generator of violence in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán and Zacatecas.
he was in charge of the square
His debut in the world of crime took place around the age of 15, accompanied by Daniel Quintero Riestra, the leader of CNG in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.
According to data from the Ministry of National Defense, “El Doble R” began his criminal career in Jalisco, although he later decided to venture into Michoacán and spread to Guanajuato and Zacatecas.
Over the years, “El Doble R” earned the trust of his boss “El Mencho”.
And after the arrest of Daniele Quintero Riestra, he remained in charge of the Plaza of the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara.
16 detainees confirmed for violence in Jalisco and Guanajuato
Involved. Under Secretary of Security, Ricardo Mejia Bardeja, confirmed that there are 16 alleged members of the New Generation Cartel (CNG) who were arrested last Tuesday for their involvement in blockades, burning vehicles and department stores in Jalisco and Guanajuato.
Signal. While presenting the “Zero Immunity” report at President Andres Manuel López Obrador’s press conference, the Under Secretary of Security reported that five alleged members of the CNG were captured in Jalisco, while in Guanajuato 11 more people of that criminal organization were confiscated. was done. ,
violence. The alleged arrests of Ricardo Ruiz “El RR” or “Double R” and Gerardo González “El Apa”, leaders of the CNG in the unit, at a capos summit around Jalisco’s Ixtlahuacan del Río, exposed the violence of both entities. In.
they escaped. However, yesterday the Secretary of National Defense, General Luis Crescencio Sandoval, informed President López Obrador at a meeting of the Security Cabinet that neither of these two leaders had been arrested.
Arrested. Mejia Bardeja said officials from three levels of government made the arrests and made these people available to the public ministry.
seizure. In the case of Guanajuato, the federal official reported that these people were safe motorcycles, cell phones, vests with CNG, weapons, chargers, cartridges, gasoline jugs and metal objects known as tire punches.
He served in Tlajomulco. I tried to set a bus on fire
Tlajomulco. elements of the city police Five people, four men and one woman were arrested for trying to set the bus and other vehicles on fire from the parking lot of the park. In that municipality, in the Valle de Tejeda neighborhood. Four weapons have been recovered from them.
The incidents were reported yesterday at 3:20 pm, in the Valle de Tejeda neighborhood, at the intersection of Valle de Cedro and Valle del Istmo streets, when elements of Tlajomulco police intercepted suspects with gasoline cans via number 911. Reports were received and firearms in a park.
The four men and the woman who were trying to set the truck on fire were caught and other vehicles passing through the area were threatened with fire.
Four firearms, various useful cartridges and some arresting rings were confiscated from the detainees.
Reporting neighbors noted that the bus was parked and there was only minimal damage.
They investigate the deceased’s relationship with those involved in the attack.
After last Tuesday’s confrontation in Ixtlahuacán del Rio, Sergio Herrera Cruz’s family began a search for him without being found. He was riding in a white colored Volkswagen Seviro Robust van.
The last time he was seen by his family, he was wearing a beige polo shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes, matching the man found on the street floor, a few meters from a vehicle. was at a distance. , According to a video shared on the social network.
Yesterday, the group For Love of Elks, in search of his missing relatives, confirmed that he was found dead. Sergio’s family confirmed that his body was at the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences.
More than 24 hours had passed and the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office did not provide information, however. Yesterday the state governor confirmed that it was the same “kills” reported by the federation and local authorities.
During the “morning” press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insisted that the deceased was part of criminal groups that clashed with military elements in Ixlahuacan del Río. “It seems there was a civilian who lost his life. citizens, not members of this group”, the federal president insisted. Despite this, the Jalisco prosecutor’s office still does not provide information about the incident.
Travel alert issued in Guanajuato
The United States Embassy in Mexico issued a security alert yesterday due to the violence in Guanajuato.
In a statement, the embassy said that “Following the confirmation of several acts of violence, including the burning of buildings and vehicles on August 9, US citizens are reminded to reconsider their visits to the state of Guanajuato because of the crime.”
It also warns that United States government employees in the state are “prohibited from traveling on Highway 45 from Irapuato to the cities of Silao and León.” Nor can they travel “in the area of Federal Highway 45D, south of Celaya, Salamanca and Irapuato.”
He recalled that “collective violence, often associated with the theft of oil and natural gas from the state’s oil company and other suppliers, occurs primarily in Guanajuato, in the southern and central regions of the state. Larger areas in the southern region of the state.” The number of killings, which are linked to cartel-related violence, is particularly worrying.”
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