After prosecutors hailed the arrest of “el Menchito”, designating him as “number two man in Cartel Jalisco New Generation”, (CJNG) he has been ordered released from prison.
Citing a lack of evidence and due process, Nadia Villanueva Vázquez, a federal judge handed down the order to release Rubén Oseguera González aka “El Menchito" son of Nemesio Oseguera “El Mencho” leader of CJNG.
Inexplicably, this marks the third time in 18 months that Menchito has been acquitted of charges and released by federal judges citing either lack of evidence or “illegalities” in due process.
The Toluca federal judge also ordered the release of Menchito’s accomplice Julio Alberto Castillo Rodríguez, both were arrested on June 23rd by the Mexican army in Zapopan, Jalisco.
The judge referred to two points in his ruling; that the Attorney General's Office (PGR ) not offer enough evidence to prosecute them on charges of organized crime, storage of firearms and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the Army and that federal authorities made "serious illegalities", when they entered the home of suspects without a warrant.
Additionally, the ruling stressed that Oseguera and Castillo were detained illegally by the army, and they were not made available to the SEIDO until nine hours after being arrested, and were denied council until after statements made to PGR.
Menchito had already been transferred to supermax prison, The Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 "Altiplano", in the state of Mexico.
Bottom line, if you are a bad guy in Mexico, your rights will be quickly preserved, if you are a good guy, penniless and a threat to the government, you are arrested on false charges, cuffed blindfolded, hooded, flown over the sea for hours, denied an attorney for 15 hours, denied medical attention, denied visitors, and relegated to prison to a fate of probable death, before your case is heard.