The Federal Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection
(IFAI in its Spanish initials) instructed the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) to clarify the
expert evidence about the death of Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, "El Macho
Prieto", alleged operational leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Upon responding to a request for information, commissioner Joel Salas explained, the PGR contradicted itself, because they first
refused to deliver information, arguing that it was reserved, and later changed their answer, saying that they did not have any expert opinion
on the matter.
"Based on the analysis of this paper, this implies or infers
or means that the PGR, on the one hand, with respect to the classification,
breached articles 43 and 46 of the Federal Transparency Law, as it
classified information that was not made in their archives. And, in relation to the
non-existence of said information, there is no evidence that the
Committee on Information has issued a founded and motivated resolution",
he indicated in the public meeting of the Pleno.
Salas recalled that on December 19, 2013, the National
Security Commission reported that the Federal Police carried out an
operation to capture "El Macho Prieto" and that he may have died, given
the results of genetic tests, made from the blood spilled in the place, as his body was not located.
"It is striking the lack of congruence between public communications
issued by the National Security Commission with regards to the death of one of
the most wanted suspects in the country, and the lack of availability of
evidence in the PGR to confirm it", Salas highlighted.
In addition, the commissioner indicated, there exists the documented case by Amnesty International of Adrián Vázquez Lagunas, who on September 26, 2012 was identified as "El Macho Prieto" and detained by
the Security of Public Security of Baja California in Tijuana.
"The report indicates that after two years, Adrián Vázquez
remains in prison and his case has not been resolved, despite the fact
that the federal government already reported the alleged death of "El
Macho Prieto". This case highlights or (at least) allows us to ask another
question: why have they not clarified which of the Macho Prietos" to which I have referred is the true criminal?", Salas asked.