Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Knights Templar Cartel, General Gurrola, Michoacán
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of La Tuta and CT would be useful]
Reporter: Proceso Redaction
The Commander for the Security of Michoacán, Felipe Gurrola Ramirez, said today that the Knights Templar Cartel has been totally dismantled, after the capture or killing of its principal leaders.
Gurrola added that some of the secondary leaders were outside of Michoacán.
The Army General indicated through communication media that actually there are no indicators that the Knights Templar exist as an criminal organization that one could locate.
" One can see a reduction in some places, but as a criminal organization it is dismantled", emphasized Gurrola.
He includes that they have locations of possible successors of Servando Gomez "La Tuta", leader of this criminal organization, and that Homero Gonzalez, "El Gallito", nephew of Narazio Moreno, "El Chayo" or "El Mas Loco" has assumed leadership of said Cartel.
" One cannot rule out that they don't exist, its difficult that someone can take charge of an organization that doesn't exist, they have no presence", said the Military Commander.
Before the possibility that other criminal groups have entered Michoacán from other States, Gurrola said " its a priority of the Group for Coordination that the don't avoid that other criminal groups from other States could enter, principally from Jalisco, Mexico State, and Guerrero, and for that we have a permanent operation to seal the borders, to avoid the entrance of other criminal organizations that could complicate recent advances in Security of Michoacán.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso