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5 cartels operating in Guanajuato

March 18th 2012   ·   0 Comments

GUANAJUATO, Gto. – The attorney general of the state, Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre, revealed that in that state actively operating five criminal groups: La Familia Michoacana, Knights Templar, the Millennium cartel, Los Zetas and the cartel of Jalisco New Generation (CJNG).

Appearing in the local Congress, the state official said that from 2006 to 2011 have been 309 homicides committed intentional related to organized crime in the state.

In this same period, he added, confirmed the operation of the five groups mentioned, particularly in the south of the state and on the border with Jalisco.

Leon explained that there have been illegal activities of the five cartels, while Celaya was detected in the operation of the Knights Templar, Los Zetas and La Familia Michoacana.

“We have taken actions that impact against organized crime,” said Zamarripa Aguirre, the arrest of 233 people linked to organized crime syndicates, of which 72 have been channeled by organized crime to the Federal Public Ministry.

In an interview later, the prosecutor warned of an increase in cases of extortion of businessmen and traders in the southern state bordering municipalities in Michoacan, particularly in the textile and Moroleón Uriangato.

He announced that his office is an operation walked with the creation of several immediate reaction cells to address these cases, and a media campaign and the formation of special groups with prosecutors, exclusively dedicated to investigate complaints about extortion.

Eve appeared in several blankets Leon allegedly planted by the CJNG ombudsmen, which demanded that the Knights Templar and Los Zetas leaving the body and stop disturbing the peace.

“We do not fight with the government, we want people of Leon and Leon, we respect the law and defend the state,” said one of the three blankets were found in different parts of the town, according to the Attorney General.

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