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It appears that just as in every high profile case, weapons found are connected to Fast & Furious, it also seems that every bad guy in Guerrero is connected to the kidnapping and killings of 44 normalistas in Iguala. 44 is the true and accurate number of students, counting Julio Mondragon, whose tortured body was found with its face flayed.
It is the assertion of the government that the reason the students were killed, was the assumption by the Guerreros Unidos cartel, thinking that members of the Los Rojos, a rival gang, had infiltrated the students and were a part of the group.
A more credible scenario offered by those close to the case, is that on one of the buses transporting the students, was a cache of drugs belonging to G.U. Buses are notoriously used to transport drugs for cartels.
The Attorney General's Office (PGR) offered rewards ranging from a million and a half to 3 million pesos for those who provide information to authorities, that assist in the capture of the 13 major criminals operating in Guerrero and Morelos.
Among those people “wanted”, is a man who was reportedly arrested in October 2014, in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
It is Solomon Pineda Villa, (alias El Molon) brother of Maria de los Angeles Pineda (former first lady of Iguala) and brother-in-law of former mayor if Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, both identified as responsible for the disappearance of the 43 normalistas.
The government tags Solomon as the supreme leader of GU, and one of the authors of the kidnapping and killings of the normalistas in Iguala. (Below photo)
For more 10 years the Pinedas are known to have worked with the Beltran Leyva brothers. Two of his brothers were executed by BLO for their betrayal.
In the list Mazari Santiago Hernandez, Reel appears, he is considered the leader of Los Rojos cartel, and has been identified as the man who ordered the execution of the mayor of Temixco, Gisela Mota, after just one day in office
(see photo below Gisela in life, and two suspects of her murder, both Los ROjos members)
The agency announced rewards for information leading to the arrest of criminals who are part of groups, like the much weakened Familia Michoacana, the Independent Cartel of Acapulco, La Barredora and Guerreros Unidos.
These groups were created after the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva, Jefe of Jefes, leader of the Beltran Leyva Organization. Dozens of groups were formed, fighting for the “plazas” of Morelos and Guerrero.
Also known as BLO, was once closely allied with El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel. Their contentious split, was the result of Arturo blaming Chapo for giving information to authorities leading to the arrest of his brother El Mochomo. This was supposedly done in exchange for the release of El Chapo’s son from prison. Mochomo, (Alfredo) has recently pleaded guilty in a U.S. prison at the midnight hour before his trial. He did so sans a plea deal. This move surprised everyone.
Most people watching the Mochomo case thought that he along with the Flores twins would present a solid case against El Chapo after his extradition. Mochomo spent many years growing up in the same household with Chapo, and would be invaluable as a witness. He will be sentenced in June in Washington DC.
As for El Chapo, an interesting point is that somehow the three charges that he was convicted of landing him in Puente Grande prison in Jalisco, have somehow disappeared from his record.
In other words he goes to the U.S. with no priors and a squeaky clean record of no convictions. This is important in sentencing in any deal he makes with the U.S.
The rewards list also lists; Johnny Olascoaga Hurtado, El Pez, of La Familia Michoacana (LFM); Salvador Granadas Vargas, El Chava, head of Los Granados, with influence in the Tierra Caliente; and Eder Jairsosa Carbajal, Eel Cremas, leader of the group called La Barredoras, which operates in Guerrero.
According to the report of the PGR agency headed by Arely Gomez, all of them are accused of crimes against health, organized crime and kidnapping.