Thursday, December 24, 2015
PGR seize a ranch from 'El Chapo's' brother
The Attorney General's Office said they sized a ranch owned by Aureliano Guzman Loera, El Guano, brother of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, near the community of Los Alisitos, a municipality of Badiraguato, after a shootout that killed eight men linked to the group led by Aureliano.
The Navy reported that they arrived at that community, after a clash between members of El Guano cell and other group from Chihuahua that left a toll of eight men dead.
It was said that opposing groups are fighting the territory of La Sierra de Badiraguato which has been controlled for decades by El Chapo Guzman, and that after his arrest and subsequent escape was under the control of El Guano.
These are the facts, which the government of Sinaloa, the Attorney General of the state and the municipal government of Badiraguato, have consistently refused to admit, occurred this last December 12.
After the slaughter of the eight people, relatives of the victims gathered the corpses, bought coffins through a distributor which supplies local funeral houses and buried them in their communities without informing the authorities.
In addition, the Navy also reported ambushes in the neighboring villages of the municipality, but the balance of bodies is unknown. At least two bodies were taken to the community Surutato.
The prosecution did not make any official reports of the deaths, even when the town confirmed that at least one of the bodies was more than eight hours awaiting the arrival of the MP, which never came.
Two days after the slaughter near Los Alisitos, near San Jose del Barranco and La Tuna village, the birthplace of El Chapo, the Navy personnel arrived to carry out an operation.
In comundidad of Surutato, Badiraguato, the Navy has set up checkpoints where vehicles and people entering and leaving are stop and checked; however, there have been no raids on the houses of this village, Veronica Rochin,of Surutato confirmed.
An official said that the Navy has been supplying their helicopters to patrols this town and then take flight to other areas further up in the mountain, and said she was unaware of the extent of the actual operation
Rochín specified that the target was not El Guano, but said that is the same operation that keeps the Semar on place trying to locate El Chapo Guzman in the Golden Triangle area, where, it is said, that he has not left since he was located in August around the Tamazula, Durango area.
Finding no trace of the eight men dead the marines went to Aureliano Guzman ranch, who on this last October they arrested one of his son's in Culiacan, staff and federal prosecutors proceeded to take him to jail.
A few days ago, Luis Alberto Muro Valdez, brother of Cristóbal Muro Valdez, died in the Aguaruto prison, Cristobal was head of security for El Guano and one of the eight who died last Saturday.