As reported by Proceso
The brother of the PRD candidate for mayor, Cuauhtémoc Montúfar, and cousin of the sub-delegate of the SEDATU (Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Growth) in Guerrero, Erit Montúfar, is noted by the federal government for his alleged nexus with a criminal gang known as "Las Moscas", led by the Ramiro brothers and Ricardo Torres, who are accused by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) of being in charge of the collection and transfer of drugs from the Tierra Caliente region to southern United States.
The criminal gang "Las Moscas" forms part of the structure of the group of "Los Caballeros Templarios", who has under their control five of the nine municipalities of the Tierra Caliente of Guerrero: Pungarabato, Coyuca de Catalán, Zirándaro, Tlapehuala y Ajuchitlán del Progreso.
The rest of the territories are dominated by the group "La Familia", which has their bastion in Arecelia and the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel, seated in San Miguel Totolapan.
In the communication emitted on Tuesday, the CNS confirmed the detention of six armed suspects in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalán.
Although they did not specify the location and time of the operation, official reports consulted by Apro mentioned that the police action took place before dawn on Saturday the 27th in a cock fighting arena in the town of Tarétaro, belonging to the municipality of Coyuca de Catalán, located along the highway that connect to the resort of Zihuatanejo.
During the action, the federal agents decommissioned four firearms (two rifles and two pistols), as well as 11 ammunition clips, 205 rounds of ammunition and three vehicles, two of which were armored. They also secured 22 IOUs of "victims of extortion", eight cellphones, six packets of marijuana and six bags of a substance with characteristics similar to heroin, the official communication indicated.
The six men arrested are: Zaqueo Peñaloza Gómez, Amadeo Domínguez, Rodolfo Díaz, Isaí Iturbide, Francisco Madero Benítez and Ramiro Montúfar Burgos, who is wanted by the United States.
"Ramiro Montúfar has an arrest warrant in the United States of America for crimes against health", the bulletin of the CNS pointed out.
The detainees and the seized objects were put at the disposition of the Agent of the Ministery Public of the Federation ascribed to the Deputy Attorney Specialized in the Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO).
Yesterday, Apro made known that the an internal report of the federal government indicated that another alleged criminal known as Euclides “El Quilles” Camacho Goicoechea, brother of the former mayor of Coyuca de Catalán and current local representative of the PRD party, Elí Camacho, escaped the federal operation. The Camacho Goicoechea brothers have been pointed out on repeated occasions for their alleged nexus with the criminal group "Los Caballeros Templarios".
Additionally, Elí Camacho has publicly declared that in his path for the municipal administration he had to pact with drug traffickers to be able to work.
The federal operation was conducted after the substitute governor, Rogelio Ortega Martínez, inaugurated the XXVI edition of the Feria del Oro in the municipal seat of Coyuca de Catalán on the morning of Friday the 26th.
Ortega Martínez was with politicians connected with drug trafficking in the Tierra Caliente Region, such as the current federal representative of the PRD party, Catalino Duarte Ortuño.
The former mayor of Zirándaro and former local representative is signaled by the federal government as a cousin of María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa, wife of the former mayor of Iguala, José Luís Abarca Velázquez,, both accused for their alleged responsibility in the massacre and disappearance of normalistas of Ayotzinapathree months ago in Iguala.
Also present at the popular festival was the now detained Ramiro Montúfar and Euclides "El Quilles" Camacho, both going about mounted on imported horses that have a market value of over a million pesos, in front of a group that interprets corridos.