The Attorney General of the State of Mexico (PGJEM) reported on the arrest of 13 suspects responsible for over 19 executions linked to the June 26 and July 8 massacres in Valle de Chalco.
Among the suspects it includes Fernando Perez Delgado, aka "La Morsa", 58, who was a commander of the municipal police in Valle de Chalco, in addition to Javier Monroy Flores, aka "La Paca", 36, former soldier in the Mexican Army, assigned to the prestigious Presidential Guards.
The arrests are in addition to the 40 narcomenudistas (small time drug dealers), seven public officials and 12 suspects from various roles within "La Familia Michoacana", all involved in the executions.
Authorities seized six vehicles equipped with secret compartments to store drugs, a 12 gauge shotgun, three handguns; one 9mm and 45 caliber, one hundred rounds of ammunition, a gas mask, ski masks, six cell phones and 29 kilos of marijuana.
The remaining detainees were identified as: María Hermelinda Trinidad Pérez, “La Chila,” 36; Aparicio Barrios Benito, “El Beno,” 34; José Luis Medina Jardón, 46; Luis Eduardo Median Herrera, 29; Andrés Barragán Pascual, 37; Luis Alberto González Hernández, “El Caballito,” 25; Juan Santos Fiscal, 48; Javier Morado López, “El Güero Michoacano,” 36; Juan José Salazar Sánchez “El Salazar,” 26 and Juan Carlos Días Sánchez, “El Carlitos” 26.
The last person arrested was José Luis Vázquez Sánchez, "El Chiquilín," 43, also a policeman in Valle de Chalco, all 13 have links to the criminal group "La Familia."
"La Morsa" was identified as the criminal cell leader and although he held the title of deputy director of the municipal police, he actually was the shift manager.
Attorney General Alfredo Castillo Cervantes said that all the detainees form part of "La Familia Michoacana" and has confirmed their involvement in the massacre where 19 people were killed, in two separate incidents of June 26 and July 8.
In a press conference, the AG said that the executions are a product of the struggle between cells of "Los Caballeros Templarios” and “La Familia.”