Navolato, Sinaloa - Two messages have appeared in Navolato demanding the return of Miguel Ángel Castillo Carrillo, nephew of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, former leader of the Juarez cartel, who was kidnapped this past Friday from a smaller municipality known as Cañero, according to details released by the office of the State Police.
The narco-banners have been signed by La Linea, the armed wing of the Juarez cartel, currently led by Vicente Carrillo, alias El Viceroy.
The messages were found around 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. one in a place called El Limoncito by the Altata highway, the other was found in the center of the city. According to the information provided, the message demands the captors release the boy unharmed and not to mess with family members; it demands respect for women and children because the war is only between the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels.
"No innocents" says the messages. It also warns the rival group of sicarios that they too have families to worry about, and the message threatens to exterminate all their families if Miguel Ángel Castillo Carrillo is not returned immediately.
The banners were taken down by elements of the Mexican army soon after their discovery.
Recent Blows delivered to the Carrillo Fuentes Family
Sept 11th 2004 - Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes and his wife Giovana are assassinated under a hale of bullets at Plaza Cinépolis by unknown assailants, presumably rival sicarios.
Oct 22nd 2008 - Cruz Carrillo Fuentes (youngest of the family) was kidnapped in Navolato by military officers with the help of the municipal police. The next day, investigators find the burned remains in an abandoned lot in Bachigualatillo near a military camp known as El Diez. An armed contingent of 20 men came and stole the body at gunpoint from the office of the Forensic Medical Examiner.
Oct 15th 2010 - Miguel Ángel Castillo Carrillo, nephew of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, alias El Senior de los Cielos is abducted.
Miguel Angel Castillo Carrillo was set free by his captors in this past Friday in the town of Navolato, Sinaloa, according to the boy's mother Luz Berthila Carrillo
The youth was abducted by armed men on October 15th from his mother's art shop. That night the family contacted the Public Ministry to report their son missing.
The following Monday, two banners signed by La Linea, demanded the respect of family, women and children as part of the rules of engagement, threatening to exterminate the families of all those involved in the abduction plot it the boy was not returned immediately unharmed.
The boy was set free yesterday and only said that his captors had treated him “very well” and they had not beat him.