Drug dealing and extortion increased in Guanajuato after the arrest of “Marro”

Guanajuato Attorney General’s Office/Handout via REUTERS

After the arrest of Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, the Marroextortion and drug sales increased in Guanajuato, without the fall of the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL) would have appeased the narcoguerra against him Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

According to reports from the Department of Public Security of the state, the drug dealing stayed between 680 and 980 research folders until mid-2020, but in the months when the Marro was already besieged and after he was arrested, this crime was maintained in more than a thousand cases up to a maximum of 2 thousand 483 inquiries in August 2021.

Yepez Ortiz was consolidated in the entity as a leader in the crime of hydrocarbon theft, The huachicoleo. Although analysts consulted have already indicated to this medium that the CSRL continued with various illicit acts committed before establishing itself as a priority cell.

In addition, the door was opened to maintain the domain and the territorial dispute of Guanajuato against expansionist interests CJNG. Hence the sale of methamphetamines differentiated between both sides by its color in the so-called: white pull vs blue pull. The narcoguerra was already in border demarcations and intensified in 2017, when the Marro he challenged his rivals.

The investigations initiated for the sale of drugs remained in 1,300 cases after the assurance of the leader of the CSRL, but accumulated to 1,500 at the beginning of 2021. The number was set to 2,000 portfolios from March for the rest of the year, with circumstantial decreases in July (1,441) and October (1,719).

Based on data from Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, the authorities presented reports of the criminal incidence in Guanajuato during the period that corresponds to the government of the PAN Diego Sinhue Rodriguez Vallejo, as of September 2018.

In the graphs it is observed that extortions also increased from the same periods in which the Marro he was already on the verge of death and finally fell in August 2020, while he and his accomplices kept a businesswoman kidnapped and a crime that cost them the sentence of 60 years behind bars.

At that time, the federal authorities mentioned that the criminal group chose not to continue in the huachicoleo, but other crimes such as assaults or robberies to transport, including kidnapping. The head of the organization stated that he would see the possibility of agreeing with the Sinaloa Cartel to strengthen the battle against CJNG.

The extortions increased and they continue in exponential data, although with few complaints. Well, from 0,2,3,4 or 5 that there were every month since the end of 2018, from November 2020 were recorded above 6. This data 20 research folders were exceeded in June of last year and continued to top 36 in September, even above 40 in November 2021, where it was kept.

In other parts of the country, such as the Mexico City Y Jalisco, prosecutors have found that extortions are faked over the phone and take advantage of the context of criminality, for example, the siege or the presence of a criminal organization. In Guanajuato, the CSRL grew from the beginning of the second decade and then remained in the interests of the CJNG.

To presume that the entity governed by the PAN has improved with arrests like that of the Marro, the authorities presume barely perceptible decreases in murders, but they are still above 250 victims each month and lead nationally.

In August 2020 there was the second figure in three years with 406 cases, when at the worst moment it was 462. Since then they have dropped to 300, 350 and a hundred less. Another factor to show violence is the 54 police officers executed in Guanajuato last year, the state with the most rates in this area in all of Mexico.

The fraud also grew in more than 300 investigation folders initiated every 30 days from February 2021. The simple rape increased to more than 50 cases per month in the same period with a maximum of 86 and continuity in 60.

Meanwhile he room robbery remains above 350 inquiries. anchored the Vehicle Theft dropped from 380 to 300 cases per month during 2021. While the open files in Lion added 4,370, the municipality with the most records. then followed Irapuato (1,294) and Celaya (1,109) in the top three of mayorships that exceed a thousand.


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