Michoacan mayor arrested for alleged murder of 10 people and fuel theft

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Michoacan mayor arrested for alleged murder of 10 people and fuel theft

by Carlos Alvarez
August 1, 2016

Juan Carlos Arreygue Nunez, mayor of Alvaro Obregon, Michoacán, was arrested for his alleged responsibility for fuel theft in pipelines of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), in addition to his alleged involvement in the death of 10 people burned in the municipality of Cuitzeo, found last Saturday at 9:00 am.

Staff of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), in coordination with agents of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP), arrested Arreygue and four municipal police commanders. The state governor, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, said Monday afternoon news conference that the mayor of Alvaro Obregon is as presented "and is accused of having links to organized crime, dedicated primarily to theft and theft illegal fuel pipelines Pemex. "

Arreygue won elections last 2015 with the initials of the Workers Party (PT).

According to the governor, the mayor is linked to the former leader of the Knights Templar, Servando Gomez, alias "La Tuta" and was investigated for his criminal links, "at least since last year." The charred bodies of 10 victims were found Saturday morning in an area of ​​the community of San Juan Chehuayo, in the municipality of Cuitzeo, declared a "Pueblo Mágico" and located 30 kilometers from the city of Morelia.

Early investigations showed that the 10 people were burned intentionally in the scene, having been taken and executed. So far it has not released the identity of the victims, however, last Sunday of the bereaved family took over the road that connects Morelia with the municipality of Zinapécuaro, demanding justice.