Acapulco, Gro.- Supposedly to impede the transfer of prisoners from the federal prison to other centers, fifteen minutes before four in the morning, a group of civilians, in conflict with other inmates of the interior, wanted to enter the prison and were the cause of a riot in the federal prison area of the Social Readaptation Center (CERESO) located in the town of Las Cruces, in the port of Acapulco.
Unofficial sources have indicated that minutes before four in the morning a command arrived outside the prison and, in combination with some prisoners and apparently custodians, wanted to enter armed to the penitentiary to gain control.
Relatives of inmates made it known that apparently the bands they call Los Juanitos, Los Arnolds and Los Totos, with the support of people inside, want to take control of the prison and for that they wanted to take the prison by storm.
The relatives, fearful, believe that there are dead by the action, because the civilians arrived aboard of vehicles and with arms of high power. The authority has not confirmed or denied the version. Family members are afraid for their inmates.
The spokesman of the Guerrero Coordination Group reported that at 03:55 hours on Thursday, a dispute arose between criminal groups in the Cereso (prison) del Puerto de Acapulco.
So far, this confrontation has resulted in the death of five people and one wounded in the high security module of Cereso de Acapulco, where inmates of the federal order are being held.
Through a statement, it was highlighted that when the governor of the State of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo Flores, was informed by the Public Security holder, Pedro Almazán, the State Executive ordered emergency measures to control the conflict and instructed the Coordination Group of Guerrero to stay on alert.
The prison authorities, in coordination with members of the Public Security Secretariat and the Attorney General, carry out an operation in the prison where the order has been restored.
Likewise, a safety zone was installed outside the prison, aided by two helicopters of the State Government.
So far it has not been corroborated that there have been firearm shots, so that the people who died were attacked with puncture and sharp weapons.
The spokesman of the Guerrero Coordination Group reported that at 03:55 hours on Thursday, a dispute arose between criminal groups in the prison in the Port of Acapulco. So far, this confrontation has killed five people and wounded one in the high security module of Prison of Acapulco, where inmates of the federal level are being held.
Through a statement, it was highlighted that when the governor of the State of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo Flores, was informed by the head of Public Security, Pedro Almazán, the State Executive ordered emergency measures to control the conflict and instructed the Coordination Group of Guerrero to stay on alert.
The prison authorities, in coordination with members of the Public Security Secretariat and the General Prosecutor's Office, carried out an operation in the prison where order has been restored. Likewise, a safety area was installed outside the prison, aided by two helicopters of the State Government. So far it has not been corroborated that there have been firearm shots, so that the people who died were attacked with puncture and sharp weapons.
Acapulco, Guerrero, 6 Julio.- A las 3:55 horas de hoy dieron aviso a las autoridades municipales que se originó un motín al interior del penal de Acapulco, dejando como resultado a seis personas decapitadas y aún no se sabe la cifra exacta de las personas heridas.
NORMALISTS MURDER AND VIOLATE SECURITY AT CERESO IN ACAPULCO
Posted on July 6, 2017 By UNONOTICIAS
Normalists violate the security perimeter of the CERESO of Acapulco. Apparently they tried to access one of the inmates through a visit. But being unrelated refused him.
The inmate is charged with trafficking in heroin and is presumed to be associated with the Reds (Los Rojos) criminal group.
State police successfully repelled the protest of the normalists but these managed to enter various weapons into the prison by an unidentified channel.
It is also presumed that the normalists would have sought access to the prison security vault. Whose content is mostly composed of illegal enervantes and weapons.
So far authorities have not given statements despite this media's insistence on obtaining the information.
It doesn't make sense that normalista students would attack a prison and try to steal weapons. That would be wildly out-of-character and no other media organization is reporting anything like that. All of the other major media sources say it was a battle between rival gangs. Sounds like political slander against normalistas by uno noticias tv. Some "pro-establishment" media companies in Mexico have tried to connect the families of the 43 missing normalistas who disappeared in Iguala to the narco world, despite a lack of evidence, in an attempt at shifting the blame away from the EPN administration and corrupt politicians.
Astudillo attributes prison massacre to the Acapulco Independent Cartel
By Ezequiel Flores Contreras, July 7, 2017
CHILPANCINGO. Gro. (Apro) .- In June 2011, inmates of the Acapulco prison where 28 inmates lost their lives yesterday in a crisis, denounced self-management and the collusion between managers, custodians and criminals in order to allow the entry of drugs, weapons into the prison and the collection of money for benefits penalized by the law. Six years later the situation remains the same.
At that time, an armed confrontation between antagonistic bands inside the prison of Buenos Aires left a toll of three inmates killed, one of them beheaded.
Currently the prison is dominated by a group of inmates sentenced and prosecuted for federal crimes, which is linked to the structure of what was once the Beltran Leyva Cartel and is now called the Cartel Independiente de Acapulco (CIDA). Extortion and retail drug sales continue, in complicity with custodians and prison authorities.
This morning, Governor Héctor Astudillo attributed the massacre to members of CIDA yesterday, and said tat at least four prison workers had participated in the events, and reported that investigations are continuing to reveal those responsible.
The day before, the PRI tried to minimize the massacre and addressed the tragedy data at 3 pm, during the private meeting between the United States Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly and the secretaries Defense and Navy, Salvador Cienfuegos and Vidal Soberón, respectively, which focused on an air tour of the poppy producing areas in the Sierra of Guerrero.
In the two years of his administration, Astudillo has refused to deal with the constant public denunciations of crimes committed in the Las Cruces prison, and has ignored the National Diagnosis of Penitentiary Supervision 2016 from the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), which placed Guerrero in the penultimate place on the national scale because of the critical levels of self-government, overcrowding and corruption in the penitentiaries of Acapulco, Iguala and Chilpancingo, mainly.
For his part, the Secretary of Government, Florencio Salazar Adame, coordinator of the Security cabinet of the Astudillista administration, has been more concerned with criticizing political conflict that is going on in Venezuela on social networks, than to attend to the drastic situation in the state.
And, meanwhile, Public Security Secretary Pedro Almazán Cervantes, who is directly responsible for the penitentiary system in the state, faces several administrative processes related to the handling of federal resources observed since 2014 by the Superior Auditor of the Federation (ASF), related to the irregular purchase of arms by the Army and equipment for police departments.
With respect to the riot inside the prison of Las Cruces, the following information was reported.
An anonymous denouncement says that in the prison there are still weapons and explosive devices (grenades) the government checks and finds nothing, since prison guards hid their weapons before the authorities entered, the dormitory unit C, where they house the members of organized crime, commanded by Manuel Garcia Rocha, Oscar Silva Torres and Joel Martinez, and Dolores Renteria Martinez.
These subjects still control the prison and the weapons are hidden in the same dormitory C, also cellular and portable communication radios, exclaimed the complainant, also the area of carpentry, tailoring and restaurants conceal weapons, again exclaimed, also which guardians of the tower 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 are key points, where the one of the 11 is in charge of spying the movements of the state quarter that is to one side, and by the tower 5 and 6 they also put arms, drugs, computers and all kinds of illicit acts.
This with the knowledge of senior management of the secretary of the social rehabilitation unit.
We ask the authorities a favor, to carry out a detailed search in the dormitories C, D, module 2 and the female dormitory A, that the deaths and the corruption within the prison do not go unpunished, that these inmates are investigated, since inside they extort relatives on the outside and also kill them, Mr. Governor clean the penitentiary once and for all.
His body, says his mother, is full of blows and with his neck dislocated. Bernardo was 38
years old and in August was his birthday. On July 13, 2012, he was admitted to the Acapulco
prison after being arrested with weapons and drugs that, his mother says, was sown by the
police. Bernardo was a chauffeur for an urban truck.
The man was the first body of 22 who were given to their relatives, six more, have not been
claimed. Since Thursday night, the corpses were in the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo)
and many began to leave in the early hours of Friday.
"They delivered my husband without arms", says a woman who leaves the Semefo and who
is going to the funeral home to be given the body.
Just and stops. He says some words mixed with tears. Her relatives hurry. He walks and
does not stop any longer, excuses himself: "I can not speak, I go to a place that is far away
and I'm in a hurry."
Almost all the relatives leave and they enter in haste of Semefo. No one stops talking.
Everything is airtight. Their faces look emaciated, tired and have watery eyes.
But the wait in Semefo has been long, some are from the first minutes after the list of those
killed was released.
Of the 28 inmates, five were beheaded, as confirmed in the necropsies performed in
Semefo. There were also reported deaths from shots. The use of bullets in the alleged row in
the Las Cruces prison was confirmed by Hector Astudillo, governor of Guerrero.
It was learned that the director of the Acapulco prison, Miguel Ángel Gómez Garduño, was
dismissed and is in the capacity of being presented to the Public Ministry for the fight. Along
with the official are being investigated all other custodians.
Overpopulation. In Las Cruces penitentiary there is an overpopulation of 28%. But to that
problem is added the ungovernability. The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has
warned of the phenomenon for some months. In a diagnosis, the commission reproved the
larger penalties of Guerrero among them, of course, the one of Acapulco and emphasized in
the self-governments that the prisoners have established.
At the moment it has a population of 2 thousand 101 inmates; 1,991 men and 110 women,
when it has a capacity of 1,624.
The Acapulco penalty was scored with 4.76 points on a scale of 10.
After the first 24 hours of the massacre in the Acapulco penalty, many questions remain unanswered:
"Who opened the cells?" "Why did not the custodians intervene?" "Why were the
killers hidden in the first hours?" "Who are the killers?" "Why the authorities Did
not act before? "And" why were criminal groups allowed to seize the prison? "