México City.- Federal police (FP) have arrested Sergio Moreno Godínez, El Amarillo, the man who was given control of various plazas for the La Familia cartel. He was in charge of the towns of La Mira, Guacamayas, and the important municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. During his interrogation, he revealed it is part of the cartel's strategy to "clean up their image" and displace the federal police, forcing their exit from their territories.
According to the FP, El Amarillo said that the objective for the banners left last week that offered a truce with the Federal Government and the disbandment of La Familia in exchange for a security guarantee for the state, was part of a public relations effort to to change the groups image, in particular the image of the principal operator and logistics coordinator, Servando Gómez Martínez, La Tuta. In truth, the group wants the FP to exit the state quickly.
Also revealed was a new tax imposed by the cartel known as recovery "cuotas," basically its a type of collections agency for people with chronic debt and it is for the benefit of the third party lender.
Moreno Godínez is the fourth boss to be installed to run the plaza of Lázaro Cárdenas since April of 2009; the boss at the time, Rafael Cedeño, El Cede was arrested; in September of that same year Marco Arturo Juárez Cruz, El Chamuco was detained, followed by the arrest of Carlos Martel Delgado Cendejas, El Cocacolo in May of the following year.
El Amarillo is originally from Irapuato, Guanajuato. In 1987 he joined the Ministerial Police (MP) for the state of Michoacán, he ascended to becoming the head of the force until failing a drug screening during an anti-doping campaign within the department.
In 2000, He was detained by his former colleges in the MP of Michoacán for possessing 5 tons of marijuana. He served 7 years and 8 months until he was released from prison on August 23rd, 2008.
He is also indicted for the crime of extortion of commercial businesses and charging of cuotas to street level drug dealers and other black market operators.
He was captured on highway Pátzcuaro-Uruapan, he was on his way to a meeting with his jefes in ciudad Morelia and Uruapan.
At the time of his arrest officers found in his possession one large caliber rifle and ammo clips along with a personal bag of cocaine. The vehicle he was traveling in was reported stolen.
His arrest was coordinated with the detention of four operators working for El Amarillo at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas.
Those detained: former municipal police officers Héctor Pardo Valdovinos, El Chapa; José Luis Ortega Pimentel o Bravo Sánchez, El Díez; also Miguel Solano Chávez, El Quince, informant and former police officer Óscar Alejandro Albarrán Mayoral, El Gordo, who was the chauffeur and personal escort for some of the jefes of La Familia.
11/16/10 - Authorities have found the body of a man early this morning near the outskirts of Cuernavaca, Morelos.
There was a message found nearby that was signed by Los Pelones, the contents of which weren't revealed at this time.
Los Pelones was created by Edgar Valdez Villarreal, La Barbie, they were his personal group of sicarios, beholden to him before he was captured this past August.
Later that same day, armed commandos pulled up to the entrance of a tourist hotel in the municipality of Tepecoacuilco, Guerrero and threw a corpse on the doorstep along with a message that was attached.
Authorities from the Municipal, State and Ministerial arrived at the scene they found a corpse with signs of torture that was wrapped towel and blankets.
This message was found with the body:
“This will happen to every last one of los Pelones Atte. La Familia and El 5-5 "War is fucking war...Hahaha." (la verga es la verga jajaja)
The sketch of a bulls' head with the letter F on the horns also appeared on the message.
The dead man was named Agustín Bacilio Tecoapa, identified by the license found in his pants pocket.