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The violent events in Uruapan, Michoacán, originated from the dispute between the cartels of organized crime ” Jalisco Nueva Generación ” and ” Los Viagra, ” said the Secretary of Public Safety, Alfonso Durazo.
The official confirmed that it is investigating whether members of organized crime arrested in Guanajuato are linked to the murder of 19 people in Uruapan.
There is a historical dispute of organized crime groups in that area identified as the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación and another criminal organization of Los Viagras.
|The surreal site of dead bodies hanging overhead along with a narco manta while the taco stand below keeps serving its customers.
Fourteen people were arrested yesterday by Marina and state police in Guanajuato. One of the main lines of investigation is that these elements could be involved in the violent events of yesterday in Uruapan, ” Durazo said in the city of Durango, where he participated in the meeting of the security cabinet headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The secretary confirmed that among the 14 detainees there are two minors. They were all arrested with long weapons, including two 16-year-olds, ” Durazo reiterated.
Federal authorities recognized that Guanajuato and Michoacán are not in the “Golden Triangle” where the criminal incidence is serious.
In this regard, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned that, unlike the northern states, in this area there have been no casualties to violence, but they are not “crossing our arms.”
“We cannot say the same in the case of Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Guanajuato and Veracruz , but we do know well what is happening and we are not crossing our arms,” he said during his morning press conference from Durango , where he said that they have had good security results.
Two of the dead from yesterday’s horrific events in Uruapan, Michoacán
Already 12 of the 19 bodies have been identified who were left yesterday in three points of the municipality of Uruapan , which allegedly could be related to organized crime, said the attorney general of Michoacán, Adrián López Solís.
“So far we have the identification of 12 of the 19 victims, which allows us to find a line to review the environment in which they were working, as well as their background and the type of relationship they could have with criminal activities, ” he explained.
Without ruling out, he said, these events occur in the context of violence that not only Michoacán lives, but in large regions of the country.
Although, he acknowledged that “for being a great avocado producer, Uruapan has great dynamism, which makes it more attractive for criminal cartels.”
“These are apparently people with an ordinary life; merchants, a musician, a waiter, a legal intern and housewives, who in the toxicological tests tested positive for the presence of methamphetamines, ” he said.
In an interview with Pascal Beltrán del Río in Imagen , the state prosecutor said that there is evidence of a relationship between the victims, “without this leading us to revictimize them”, that it would be “people linked to criminal groups, -the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación y Los Viagras ”-, which dispute the territory to control the market for addictive substances.
However, he said that at this time there is no conclusive data to determine that it would be consumers; “It is only evidence, to link it to the other assumption that it is a rivalry between confronted criminal gangs.”
Several of the victims, he added, had been “kidnapped” since Sunday, August 4. However, the relatives did not file the corresponding complaint.
López Solís concluded that the security system C5 of Uruapan is being reviewed, to determine if the municipal police “lowered the surveillance attention at the time when the bodies were abandoned”, in addition to the recording of some of the the alleged criminals and vehicles that would have participated in these events.
Four of the dead have been delivered to their families.