Juan Manuel Mejía Romero, El Juanelo, alleged head of plaza for the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), arrested Thursday in Michoacán, was identified as one of the principal generators of violence in Guanajuato.
According to federal intelligence reports that Milenio consulted, the suspect is in charge of cells of sicarios that dispute with the cartel of Santa Rosa de Lima the control of the theft and sale of fuel from the pipelines of Pemex, as well as drug trafficking.
El Juanelo was responsible for the plaza of Acámbaro, Guanajuato for the cartel of Jalisco that Nemesio Oseguera, El Mencho, heads.
In this municipality a series of executions linked to the group of "huachicoleros" and drug taffickers under the command of Mejía Romero have been registered.
Authorities poin out that the night of July 26, 2018 was one of the bloodiest in the municipality as seven people were killed and at least two decapitated.
El Juanelo was arrested in Michoacán during and operation of federal and state forces, authorities of the cabinet of national security confirmed.
The detainee is consider a priority objective of the government of Guanajuato, whose authorities identify as a very dangerous man, responsible for the recent wave of violence in the state.
Mejía Romero was captured on the México-Guadalajara highway aboard a BMW vehicle during an operation of people that participate in actions of security in Michoacán.
The arrest took place in the municipality of Panindícuaro and, according the authorities, El Juanelo has arrest warrants for the crimes of homicide, in addition to the fact that the federal jurisdiction is investigating him for organized crime and crimes against health.