Marinos find and kill El Quino, CJNG boss of Veracruz, in Puebla; violence in Veracruz worse under Yunes than Duarte
Sin Embargo - Marinos find and kill "El Quino", the head of the CJNG in Veracruz; He was found in Chipilo, Puebla
By Editor / Editor
June 30, 2017 6:04 pm
In an operation headed by elements of the federal and state authorities, "El Quino" was killed in Puebla; the Attorney General of Veracruz had offered a reward of one million pesos for information that allowed him to be captured. The governor of Veracruz highlighted that the fight against crime in the state has been undertaken with energy and firmness. However, recent violent acts contradict that statement.
Mexico City, June 30 (SinEmbargo) .- Ricardo Pacheco Tello, alias "El Quino", alleged leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) in Veracruz, was killed today in Chipilo, Puebla.
Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares confirmed that "El Quino" died during a clash with elements of the Navy, in which three other suspects also lost their lives.
"[El Quino] is the most important leader of organized crime in Veracruz," and for whom the Government of Veracruz offered a million pesos, said Yunes Linares.
In addition, he detailed that "El Quino" was linked to the murder of the Federal Police Commissioner in Veracruz, Juan Camilo Castagné. Yesterday, his four suspected murderers were also arrested in Puebla.
The confrontation occurred around 14:00 hours on Friday, when, according to the testimony of some neighbors, the elements of the Navy noticed a series of suspicious movements of a group of people, who it was discovered had attacked elements of the Army.
The streets of the small village between Atlixco and Cholula were closed and apparently there was at least one detainee.
The Governor of Veracruz highlighted that the fight against crime in the state has been done with energy and firmness. However, recent violent acts contradict it.
Only last Saturday, 14 people were executed in different events. Among the victims were four children and two Federal Police officers.
The violence under Yunes could reach that registered under his predecessor. During the first year of the administration of Javier Duarte, 890 homicides were registered, with September being the most violent month with 101 executions, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
From January to May of this year there were 625 intentional homicides. The data for June has not yet been updated, but it is already considered as the most violent month under the Yunista Government. If the trend continues, by December the number of violent deaths of the worst year of Duarte de Ochoa will have been exceeded.
A report by the Attorney General's Office (PGR) reports that "the main security problem in Veracruz and the upsurge of violence is due to internal conflicts between organized crime groups."
The installation of Los Zetas in the state in 2005 and subsequent confrontations with the Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) and the Knights Templar unleashed a crisis of insecurity, which Yunes Linares promised to eradicate. However, the change in government caused more internal disputes than new groups were added to the battle, including the Cartel del Noreste, Comando Bronco, Los Metros, Los Anthrax and Gente Nueva, all offshoorts of the previous organizations.