federal agents and Guanajuato arrested 13 alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), to whom they assured armament, way Y tactical gear marked as the Elite Group of the criminal organization in the municipality of Silao.
elements of the army, National Guard and the state prosecutor’s office came to complete three search warrants in the same number of homes, previous intelligence work that allowed gathering data on the use of these properties by alleged members of the organized crime.
The soldiers provided peripheral security in the searched houses and that is where they located the people. After the actions were seized three kilograms and 321 doses of methamphetamine, as well as 450 grams of marijuana.
As well as four vehicles, including two cars and a van; two long weapons; five short weapons; seven chargers; 81 cartridges; three motorcycles; a four-wheeler; and tactical equipment with the acronym of the CJNG and his armed arm, the Elite Group, which was founded in 2019.
“The detainees and the insured were made available to the competent authorities. These activities were carried out in strict adherence to the rule of law and with full respect for human rights”, highlighted the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) in a statement.
After the arrest of Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, the Marro, in August 2020, Guanajuato experienced an increase in drug dealing, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, because in the entity the sale of methamphetamines was unleashed in confrontations of the CJNG against the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL).
This would explain the packaging insured in Silao by federal forces, as well as the number of people detained in the buildings. Well, between both groups they identified the substance according to the manufactured color. While those of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the Mencho, they distribute the white crystal, their enemies opted for the blue color.
The investigations initiated for the sale of drugs remained in 1,300 cases after the assurance of the leader of the Marro, boss of 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).
The arrest in Silao is added to the one carried out four months ago, when the security forces arrested 13 alleged members of the Elite Group, in Irapuato. They all had an arsenal that was seized.
The operations began at dawn on September 10 in the colony San Roque, where the authorities they freed a man who was kidnapped by two youths of 18 and 19 years of age identified as Andrew “N” Y Alan “N”, and an adolescent whose identity was not specified due to his minority.
That was how intelligence actions were deployed in the area and, in another building in the same neighborhood, a house was located where there were 10 more people, originally from Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit and Guanajuato.
“At the place of intervention, Long firearms with stocked magazines were seized, short firearms with stocked magazines, tactical gear and other items, which was packed and preserved for analysis in the laboratories by criminal experts who fixed and processed the scene,” the press release highlighted. Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office.
The alleged operators of the Mencho were identified as: Benjamin “N” 32 years old; Heavy “N” from 19; Yamileth “N” 19, all three from Colima. In addition to Louis “N” 26 years of age, two adolescents of 15 and one over 16 years of age, who are residents of Jalisco. While those from Guanajuato were placed as Óscar “N” 20 and Caesar “N” 30 years old. From Nayarit audition Abel “N” 33 years old, the oldest of all.