The mayor of the Argentine city of Rosario, Pablo Javkin, stated this Saturday that the recent threats against the soccer player Lionel Messi and the attack on the premises of his laws could be a reaction by some security forces and not a direct action. groups of drugs.
“I would not leave this closed in what concerns criminal groups. (…) In my understanding, the characteristics of this event are not necessarily related to groups, but probably with the security forces,” the mayor said in radio statements.
The metal shutters of the grocery store belonging to the family of Messi’s wife, Antonela Rocuzzo, located in Rosario, were fired with fourteen shots before dawn on Thursday.
In addition to the shots, a message dedicated to the manager of the Argentine team was found on the site: “Messi, we are waiting for you, Javkin is also a drug dealer, he will not take care of you.” Read: 14 bullets in Antonella’s family business and leave a message for Messi
Rosario – where Messi owns a house in a private neighborhood – is considered the city most affected by violence in Argentina, mainly due to the activity of drug gangs.
Javkin pointed out that the attackers who were recorded by security cameras and who were not yet known had gloves, their faces were covered and elements for the attack on a motorcycle “have nothing to do” with the figure of the usual protagonists. criminals who register in the Rosary.
This is much more than a public order attack. It appears that a major place in the city is named and the name of Messi, which guarantees that the world did not ask for a blow and money, so that I understand that this is foreign.
Paul Javkin, mayor of Rosario in the city of Argentina.
“There was no case here against the Messia family or against the Rocuzzo family. There was no prior call or request for money,” Mitra insisted in his radio statement.
That is why it does not rule out that it is a “reaction” from the police sector in “resisting the changes that are coming” in the security forces after the new Minister of Security took office in the province of Santa Fe in February, where he is Rosario, and the meeting held next Tuesday in which the focus was it is in the police “omissions of the regime” in the field where the attack took place two days later.
The mayor stated that drug trafficking sometimes “invades” the security forces and stated that “systematic action by all forces and levels of the State” is necessary because “drugs and weapons enter Rosario and criminal acts are recorded daily.”