|Eligio Valencia Sr. with President Peña Nieto.|
Yesterday, at about 8:00 PM, local authorities received a call alerting them about gun shots being heard in the Maestros neighborhood, in the southern part of the city. The officers who attended the report found a 31 year old man named Omar Miramontes Gonzalez.
Miramontes Gonzalez received two gun shots in the shoulder and was left there by his attackers. A large banner was also found in which alleged members of the organized crime wrote the following message:
“QUE? EMILIO VALENCIA DEL PERIODICO EL MEXICANO Tampoco vas a publicar esta noticia ??????? poco lo que te… a tu compadre AQUILES vas a salir del hoyo sigues tu saca todas las bajas de esas lacrotas para que miren su gente ATT CTNG PRESENTE”.
Roughly translated into:
"What? Emilio Valencia from the newspaper El Mexicano, you are not going to publish this either? Too little what they....your friend AQUILES you´ll get out of your hole, you are next, publish all the casualties of those fuckers so they can see their people, Sincerely CTNG"
Even though the victim is reported as stable, investigative agents have not taken his statement yet regarding the menacing message in the banner, which makes reference to the media outlet and the last name of the owners, led by Eligio Valencia Roque, even thou two of his sons share the same name and last name with him.
The oldest, Emilio Valencia Alonso, head of the El Mexicano Daily, and the youngest, Eligio Valencia, making rounds in the local politics, first as a deputy council member in Rosarito, followed by a stint as District Director of Rosarito´s Zona Centro District and now running as deputy candidate for Federal Congress in the following June 7th election.
Since the beginning of the current wave of crimes, this is the first time members of Organized Crime mention a media outlet in their messages.
The shots, the injured man, and the placement of the banner by criminals threatening newspaper El Mexicano and its owners took place 5 hours after two suspects executed Public Ministry Agent Omar Fernando Vasquez Hidalgo aka "La Barbie", who had previously been arrested and set free after being charged with ties to the Arellano Felix Cartel.
|Ivan Villegas, Jesus Jimenez, Eligio Valencia Jr and Omar Vasquez posing on Mexican Congress.|
Soon after the execution of Vasquez Hidalgo, authorities and news reporters found in social networks pictures of Vasquez Hidalgo with members of the Valencia Roque family and another person with the name of Ivan Villegas, who they believe is the guy mentioned in the banner left this past May 13th along two human heads in the back of the MacroPlaza shopping mall. The banner threattened retail leaders and read:
"INCLUYENDO AL PERIODISTA IVAN VILLEGAS AL Q LE PAGAN PARA QUE NO SALGAN LAS BAJAS
ATT. LOS VERDADEROS DUEÑOS DE LA PLAZA, EL CAF SIGUE MANDANDO"
Roughly translated as:
"Including reporter Ivan Villegas, who gets paid for not reporting their casualties
Sincerely The real owners of the plaza, CAF keeps ruling"
Regarding the banner mentioning the last name of the news outlet owners, neither the authorities have given a public version nor the newspaper has issued a statement.
SOURCE: ZETA Tijuana