A control judge linked José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias el ‘Marro’, alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, to the trial for his probable participation in the crime of aggravated kidnapping. In a virtual hearing held this Sunday, the Guanajuato Attorney General’s Office presented the necessary evidence to demonstrate the alleged responsibility of ‘Marro’ and five other people arrested in the kidnapping of a business woman.
The judge also established a four-month deadline for closing the complementary investigation. The other five detainees who were also linked to the process in the hearing that took place this Sunday are Saulo Sergio “N”, alias el ‘Cebollo’, alleged chief of security for ‘Marro’ and four alleged bodyguards of the Huachicolero leader: Raúl Alberto, alias el ‘Dientes’, José, alias ‘Chegas’, as well as Silvestre “N” and Guillermo “N”. The ‘Marro’, alleged huchicolero leader, was arrested at dawn on August 2 by federal forces and the state of Guanajuato after months in which he evaded the operations to arrest him. After his arrest, he was placed at the disposal of the Guanajuato State Prosecutor’s Office, accused of the aggravated kidnapping of the businesswoman who was released during her capture, and although her hearing would be held on August 6, it was declared in recess because her lawyer Defender requested the extension of the constitutional period to collect evidence in his favor.
Although the hearing remained suspended, last Friday the ‘Marro’ was transferred from the Puentecillas prison, in Guanajauto, to Cefereso number 1 Altiplano, in the State of Mexico, so that in the next few days it is expected that he will also be brought before a federal judge, who requires it for the crimes of organized crime and fuel theft. After his transfer, Alfonso Durazo, Secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection, assured that after the arrest of ‘Marro’ a decrease in homicides has been noted in Guanajuato and that although it is not indicative that it remains so, it does encourage. ‘From this event there is a noticeable drop in intentional homicides in the state of Guanajuato, around 50%, we are talking about only four days and this is not necessarily indicative of the situation in the state, but it is encouraging to record any data of intentional homicides on the decline ”, he declared.
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