|The Next Generation Cartel of Jalisco (CJNG) has announced in a new video that they have begun "clean-up" operations in the state of Colima.|
At the beginning of the video a text appears that says: "This is the confession of one of the people who participated in the murder of the former governor of Colima, Silverio Cavazos. He gives the names of the people who directly ordered the execution of the governor."
Moments later, a blindfolded man appears who is identified as Gilberto Arturo López Rangel, a taxi driver from Villa de Álvarez, Colima.
In his interrogation, Gilberto mentioned that he was innitially drawn into working for the a group of criminals when one of his clients named Jorge, offered hi a large sum of cash in exchange for giving him a ride to a house.
According to the taxi driver, he also overheard that various men had arrived to the state on a mission to kill Silverio Cavazos, including a man nicknamed La Vaca, originally from Michoacán, who was the one who ultimatley killed the governor.
During the interrogation, the man also revealed the names of more people, adding that he didn't know the real motive behind the killing of the governor, he says that the only other detail he overheard was that it was ordered by a man called El Flaco. At the end of the interrogation there is a final message from the CJNG:
"As you can see, this is how the people from La Resistencia conduct themselves, trying to frame their enemies instead of confronting them directly, because they lack courage. They commit these types of killings to bring the attention of the authorities on us, trying to trap those of who in reality, are trying to protect the citizens of Colima and Jalisco. These enemies bring kidnapping, extortion and charge cuotas of all types to every level of commercial activity; they do this with impunity because they know they have the backing of certain corrupt elements within the marines. And even with all of this support, they haven't been able to finish off the CJNG, and that is because we have the backing of the people of Jalisco and Colima. Because it is a well-known fact here (as in other states) that narcotrafficking has always existed. The difference is that here, we do not harm the citizens, we do not commit acts of terrorism, we do not kill innocent people so we can blame it on our enemies. And for one last time: Jalisco and Colima is the land of work and liberty
"Where there are men, there are no ghosts."
Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, who left office a year ago, was killed outside his home in the capital city also called Colima, the suspects fled in a truck after firing on Cavazos, who was taken to a clinic where he died.