Authorities from four states gave protection to 'Z43'
In sight, a former mayor of Tabasco and one of Michoacán, as well as officials from Veracruz and Chiapas; In addition, it is already analyzed if he had support from a corporation in CDMX
The federal government investigates public servants, former officials and politicians who allegedly formed the circle of institutional protection and allowed José María Guízar, El Z43, to operate with impunity for years, identified as the last of Los Zetas' historical leaders.
According to an intelligence report from the national security cabinet, to which MILENIO had access, authorities from Tabasco, Michoacán, Veracruz and Chiapas were co-opted by the alleged criminal leader, arrested this week in Colonia Roma, of the Cuauhtémoc delegation, in Ciudad de Mexico.
In the investigation several federal agencies participate, which also analyze if the stay of more than six months of The Z43 in the capital of the country also had some kind of security and support from members of local corporations.
After the capture of the Zeta leader, the intelligence areas of the Mexican government reopened the investigation regarding the possible link of Guízar with the former mayor of Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Gerald Washington Herrera Castellanos, which dates back to 2012.
In the preliminary investigation SEIDO / UEIDCS / 183/2012 it was established that Mauricio Guízar Cárdenas, El Amarillo, cousin of El Z43, gave Herrera Castellanos luxury vans during his campaign for the municipality in exchange for "favors".
El Amarillo was arrested in July 2012 and is one of the ten Zetas leaders that appear in the photo that MILENIO published this Saturday.
Herrera Castellanos denied it, although several of his collaborators were also involved.
Despite this, the federal authorities investigate political links with the drug trafficker.
The report of the government of the Republic resumed the version of alleged links between the former Zeta leader with Genaro Guízar Valencia, municipal president of Apatzingán, Michoacán, in the period 2008-2011.
Guízar Valencia was imprisoned for almost a year and was released in 2010 for lack of evidence on this alleged complicity.
The government of the Republic also investigates public servants from Veracruz and Chiapas, mainly from justice and police corporations, which would have provided protection to the Los Zetas regional leader.
The federal authorities pointed out that in order to carry out their illicit activities, the Z43 counted "with the apparent complicity of other local and federal authorities, who alerted the operatives so that they could escape or prevent their accomplices from being detained."
They indicated that there are inquiries related to public servants from Tabasco, Veracruz and Chiapas.
José María is involved in at least 17 preliminary investigations initiated by the Attorney General's Office, in addition to the charges for which the US government seeks to be extradited.
Most of the investigations are filed with the Specialized Deputy Attorney's Office for Organized Crime Investigation.
The federal government announced with great relevance the capture of José María Guízar Valencia, alias the "Z-43", considered current leader of the diminished Los Zetas cartel. What was not said publicly is that the testimony of this character acquires special relevance in the middle of the presidential race: his rise in the world of organized crime arose from a dispute against two relatives of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
There is nothing that links directly to the presidential candidate of Morena-PES-PT in these dirty businesses of the narco. Just suggesting the issue this season sounds like an unfounded dirty war.
In the biography of Guízar Valencia it appears that his first steps in the world of crime were given to be part of a band known as Los Michoacanos, belonging to the Millennium cartel or the Los Valencia cartel. The Michoacanos became news when in 2006 riddled the PRED mayor of Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Walter Herrera Ramírez, allegedly in revenge because he and his chief of police first murdered six of his criminal organization. One of those murdered was Antonio Guízar Valencia, brother of "Z-43".
According to what was reported in the press twelve years ago, José Ramiro López Obrador, then leader of the PRD mayors of Tabasco, came out in defense of the bullet-riddled municipium, accused of protecting these Mata-Valencias. Intelligence reports from that time revealed, and it was published, that José Miguel Guízar Valencia paid $ 30,000 to a kaibil (former Guatemalan elite soldier) for executing the Palenque plaza chief, named José Martín Flores Torruco, a political nephew of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (husband of a daughter of Martín, one of his six brothers).
According to the Cisen and Navy investigation, the recently arrested "Z-43" was involved in all that killing. He still did not play the leadership role he played at the time of his capture a few days ago in Mexico City.
Well informed sources tell me that in a first informal testimony, in conversation with his captors, he released an accusation that could be explosive for the political life ... of Guatemala: he said that he contributed to finance the presidential campaign of former president Otto Pérez Molina, who He was accused of acts of corruption. He explained that the money would have sent him through a certain Jesús Torres Solórzano, nicknamed "El W" or "El Comegusanos", with the objective that during his mandate they let Los Zetas operate freely in that country.
When they asked him about Mexico, they assure me, he said that "he kept it for later", maybe with the idea of negotiating with the authorities some privileges in exchange for speaking.
What will you say officially?
SACIAMORBOS. He told them that last year the Monument to the Revolution, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle and some nopales, and the crucified Christ were tattooed on their torso and arms.
Some new information is coming out about the arrest of "Z-43" and it was not the result of a planned operation. Apparently marines or some other government agents were driving by the Marbella hotel and noticed an individual giving a second individual cash in exchange for a package which raised suspicion and led to his arrest. He was captured with a .45 millimeter pistol with five bullets, 1.272 kilograms of meth, and an envelope containing 5,000 pesos.