MEXICO.- The United States included them on the blacklist of the United States Department of the Treasury and the Mexican government froze their bank accounts for the trafficking of “a significant proportion of fentanyl and other deadly drugs” but Aldrin Miguel Jarquin “El Chaparrito”, José Jesús Jarquin “R32”, César Enrique Díaz De León Sauceda “El Lobito” and Fernando Zagal Anton are the cause of death and much pain in Mexico.
This is how they are pointed out by previous investigations and accusations from various prosecutors in the country, from federal to state, who blame them for disappearances, killings of judicial and police authorities, extortion, subjugating cities, forcing civilians to be hitmen and being part of the group that is put to you by you with authorities of the highest level in the country.
The Jarquin brothers, Díaz De León Sauceda and Zagal Anton, according to the press files, are direct subordinates of the top men of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) that they tried to assassinate the Secretary of Public Security of Mexico City, Omar García Harfuch.
The former governor of Jalisco had less luck, former governor Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, who was killed by alleged orders from the heads of the new four in the US’s sights with such power of persuasion and intimidation that they allegedly managed to add the former governor of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval and Judge Isidro Avelar Gutiérrez, among others.
Therefore, national security analysts are surprised by how Juan Veledíaz, author of books such as The General without Memory, that a criminal investigation against these characters has not been known in Mexico until this month of October.
“All four are among the oldest members of the CJNG that operates in Manzanillo and in other parts of Colima ”, he warned. “However, they have been part of the criminal structure that the Mexican government maintains with impunity but for the Americans now their capture is a priority.”
The director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury said that “Chaparrito ”,“ R32 ”,“ Lobito ”and Zagal control Manzanillo, the Mexican Pacific port, which serves as a major gateway for Colombian cocaine and chemical precursors imported from Asia.
Much earlier, the press of the region that includes Jalisco – the birthplace of the cartel – said more about the bosses for whom they worked: Julio Alberto Castillo Rodríguez, son-in-law of CJNG leader Rubén Oseguera, “El Mencho”; Carlos Andrés Rivera, “La Firma” or “El Colombiano” and Francisco Javier Gudiño, “La Gallina”, have been blacklisted by OFAC since last April 6.
De La Gallina, 33, was said to have been the material author of the uprisings, kidnappings and extortions committed against businessmen and merchants in Puerto Vallarta before he escaped against officials García Harfuch and Aristóteles Sandoval. His position in the criminal organization is head of an enforcement group of the CJNG.
Regarding “La firma” or “El Colombiano”, 35 years old, the CDMX prosecutor’s office leaked that one of their investigations located him for having recruited most of the 20 gunmen who shot 400 times at the Secretary of Public Security with Assault rifles, Barret, grenade launchers and cluster bombs in one of the most elegant areas of the city.
Two years earlier, the national information agency Apro – sister of Proceso magazine – specifically detailed how drug traffickers used all kinds of strategies to pass themselves off as good people and well positioned in society.
After the disappearance of Jorge Antonio Castillo Rodríguez, brother of the son-in-law of Mencho, designated as the patron of the four new ones on the US black list, Apro gave details about what was behind a demonstration of friends and family who demanded the appearance of the “lifted” alive.
He recalled that on the same day as the demonstration, at least three banners appeared in different parts of the city to warn that the “raised” (nicknamed El Águila or el Koquies) and was actually head of the CJNG plaza, Julio Alberto Castillo’s brother, detained together with Rubén Oseguera González, Menchito, on June 23, 2015, in Zapopan, Jalisco, and later released under suspicious conditions.
It was further explained that Jorge Castillo was the main implicated in the attack against Rogelio Sánchez Andrade, Titan 1, of the State Attorney General’s Office.
Under the command of the son-in-law of the head of CJNG there is Gonzalo Mendoza Gaytán, “El Sapo,” a high-ranking member who has acted as plaza chief for Puerto Vallarta, with the help of the four most recent blacklisted by the Treasury Department.
“El Sapo”, 34, is a native of Michoacán and is believed to have been a leader since 2015, time in which the cartel expanded in various entities in Mexico. Federal authorities affirm that it was the character who designed the offensive against José Antonio Yépez, el Marro, founder of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel and who declared war on the Unión Tepito cartel to take over the plaza.
Security analyst Jorge Fernández Menéndez says that after the arrest of Johana, the daughter of Mencho, “El Sapo” is one of the strong cards because, although he is on the black list, he is still free, but not the woman from El Mencho who was posing by a refined businesswoman.
“Jessica Johana claimed to be an important and respected young businesswoman, but for the US authorities these activities are developed from the resources obtained by the CJNG in her country and in Mexico with drug trafficking, the illegal exploitation of mines (many of them sometimes literally expropriated from their rightful owners) and the theft of fuel ”, detailed Fernández Menéndez.
“With these resources, Johana invested in Mexico and the United States in restaurants, hotels, a tequila company, various food, all in her name and with some of her friends.”
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