45 people detained in raids at three after hours in la Zona Rosa and la Condesa
Friday, June 21, 2013
As part of investigations into the disappearance of 12 people from the Heaven bar, the General Prosecutor's Office of Justice of the Federal District (PGJDF) made early yesterday morning raids in three clubs that operate as afterhours in the Zona Rosa and colonia Condesa, where 45 people were detained.
The authorities said that, according to the evidence collected, drug sellers working in said establishments could be involved in the events that occurred on May 26 at Heaven bar located in Lancaster Street in the colonia Juárez.
The anti-kidnapping Prosecutor's Office lead the operative, with the support of personnel from the public prosecutor's Office specialized in drug retailing and elements of the special group of reaction and intervention (GERI), who simultaneously entered the Cingaro, Zydeco and Fever bars, the first located in the Zona Rosa and the other two in the colonia Condesa.
At night, the PGJDF said that as a result of the operations the three clubs were closed down and 45 people were put at the disposal of the public prosecutor's Office as witnesses, with the purpose of obtaining data about those who kidnapped the 12 victims.
Also two videotaping equipments were secured at bars Zydeco and Fever, both located in the Tamaulipas Street, which are being analyzed by the cyber police from the Attorney office in an attempt to locate possible participants in the kidnappings.
After pointing out that it was the Court 25 criminal who gave the search warrant, the PGJDF said that of those detained, 35 were workers at the Fever, who already gave their statement, while the other 10 are workers at club Cingaro, located on the corner of Liverpool Street and avenida Chapultepec, who up to yesterday at 8 pm were still declaring to the anti-kidnapping Prosecutor.
According to investigations, the three clubs are identified as an influence area of antagonistic gangs. One of the lines of research is that the disappearance of the 12 was a result of the struggle between two bands, identified as La Union and Los Tepis, dedicated to the retail drug trade.
This sounds like a long-shot, but an interesting lead.
Searching for the missing from Bar Heaven in Veracruz and Guanajuato
Following up on the investigations for the missing youth from Heaven bar, elements of the prosecution moved to Veracruz and Guanajuato, as reported by the Attorney General of the Federal District (PGJDF).
The PGJDF revealed that the mother of one of the missing said they received a call in which she heard the voice of her daughter, who told her that she and her friends "were good" and after that hung up.
For this reason, the area PGJDF intelligence tracked the telephone number, which resulted in the number coming out of Silao, Guanajuato. Elements moved to the center of town, but so far has had no results.
They also noted that last Thursday a citizen complaint was received which reported that young Heaven bar missing were in a farm in the mountainous area of Veracruz, so PGJDF authorities moved to the location. The results of the investigation are unknown.