Sunday, March 6, 2011
La Mano Con Ojos seeks to dominate drug trade in the D.F
A man was kidnapped and found dead on the streets of Colonia Periodistas, located in the Miguel Hidalgo zone. The body was found decapitated, with visible signs of torture. The hands and feet of the victims had been hog-tied.
Next to the body there was a message found by the sicarios who call themselves "La Mano Con Ojos" or The Hand With Eyes. The text reads:
"Soy Giovanni Carrillo esto me pasó por trabajar en las tiendas de El Mohicano, a quien le espera lo mismo junto con "El Gordo" y CIA. Al ex comandante de la AFI Jorge López Pérez y la red oficial que lo protege pagarán sus consecuencias y a quien siga trabajando para ellos, y uniformados que están en su nómina, "La Mano con Ojos" tarda pero no perdona. Ultima oportunidad para que se larguen de la plaza del Valle de México, Atte. "La Mano con Ojos".
"I'm Giovanni Carrillo and this happened to me for working in the stores of "El Mohicano". This will also be the fate of "El Gordo" and CIA. The AFI commandante; Jorge López Pérez and the rest of the officials that protect them will pay the consequences, as will anyone else who works with them, be they in or out of uniform. Let it be known that "La Mano Con Ojos" can wait, but it never forgives. This is your last opportunity to leave the plaza del Valle de México, Atte. "La Mano con Ojos."
The murder is related to organized crime, and it only adds to the pile of unsolved cases in the archives of the Fiscal Center for Homicide Investigations for the PGJDF. This is due to the inefficiency of the public ministries, the secretary generals, the comandantes, and the agents of the Police Investigators. A copy of this particular case file has been sent to the PGR.
According to the investigators, this murder is related to another string of murders that occurred within the last few weeks in the towns of Alvaro Obregón, Cuajimalpa, Tlalpan and Xochimilco.
This man was found on a street called Ingenieros Militares, the significance of this is that there is a closed circuit security camera that is aimed directly at the place were the killers disposed of the victim. The SSP office in the D.F. has recovered the tapes and is in the process of reviewing them. It will be interesting to see what, if any pictures of the crime develops within the next few days.
What Is Known About "La Mano Con Ojos"
Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, the General Justice Prosecutor for the state of México (PGJEM), commented during a panel discussion on narco-trafficking that the organization known as “La Mano con Ojos” is the one responsible for the gun battles in Atizapán de Zaragoza and Tlalnepantla that occurred at the beginning of this past February.
In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL Edomex, the prosecutor stated that “capturing these criminals is one of our top priorities. This organization is made up of random cells that coalesced after the arrest of their leader, El JJ."
EL UNIVERSAL Edomex presents the 5 known facts about “La Mano con Ojos”, a group who is engaged campaign of executions against any dealers or cells who refuse to join their organization.
1.- "La Mano con Ojos" or "El Compayito" is the name of the individual who leads a group that bears his name. At one time, he was a major part of the cartel led by the Beltrán Leyva brothers.
2.- After the death of Arturo Beltrán the group aligned themselves with everyone from Édgar Valdez Villarreal alias "la Barbie", to Sergio Enrique Villarreal alias "El Grande", Gerardo Álvarez Vázques alias "El Indio" and José Jorge Balderas alias "El JJ." However, each one of these capos were subsequently arrested by the authorities.
3.- "La Mano con Ojos" was once chief of security for "El Indio", and according to authorities, he is the last of the "third generation" traffickers in the entirety of Mexico that formally worked for the Beltrán Leyva cartel.
4.- The gun battle that took place on the outskirts of Tlalnepantla and Atizapán de Zaragoza, was part of a plan to force defections of local drug dealers who are working for other established groups that are operating in those zones.
5.- They have been operating independently for the last 8 months in Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Atizapán, Cuautitlán Izcalli and theD.F. Distrito Federal. At least 10 or 12 executions have been claimed by "La Mano con Ojos."
7 Players in the D.F.
El Universal has obtained a copy of an official report that reveals the Federal Police (PF) believe there are at least 7 different cartels attempting to gain a dominant presence in the D.F.
This includes La Familia Michoacana, el Cártel de Sinaloa, el del Golfo, de Juárez, Pacífico Sur (formally the Hector Beltrán Leyva cartel), Los Zetas, the organization led by Édgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie", and even a few cells of la Mara Salvatrucha have been arrested in Mexico City.
These activities involve kidnapping, extortion, human smuggling, manufacturing synthetic drugs, and the recruitment of new members. These activities threaten the stability of the Mexican capital, which is clearly a flourishing market for the narcos.
Yet the authorities are reluctant to admit that the D.F. is anything more that a transit zone for drugs, with a few minor narcomenudeos (drug dealers) that operate in the city; this is in stark contrast to information that is widely available. The D.F. is considered to be an important center of operations for various criminal organizations.
The three major players (Sinaloa, Gulf and Zeta cartels) are vying to control all 16 delegations within the D.F.
The group with the smallest presence in Mexico City is that of Édgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie", which is only operating in Tlalpan. They are also active in Morelos (Cuernavaca).