Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hot on the Heels of "El Mencho"; Search is on in Mexico City After Confrontation in Jalisco

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Vanguardia

Nov 26, 2018

On heels of ''El Mencho'', leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, with special operations in Jalisco and CDMX:

On November 22, authorities in Jalisco reported that there was a shootout in the municipality of Tonalá . Although no details were given, it is presumed that the capture of Nemesio Oseguera , alias "El Mencho" , was planned ; however, only one day later a simultaneous operation was carried out in Mexico City, which is speculated to be related to the capture of the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

The first confrontation took place on the Cihuatlán-Puerto Vallarta highway, at the height of La Cumbre, where elements of the Mexican Navy were attacked by a group of individuals dressed as civilians traveling aboard several trucks.

In addition to the attack, the criminals burned three heavy cargo trucks to block the way to the security elements, so that members of the Eighth Naval Zone , with the support of members of the 41st Military Zone, arrived at the scene of the incident to carry out searches in the surroundings.

Local media pointed out that the confrontation arose from an alleged operation to capture the maximum leader of the CJNG, after the United States Government, through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA by its initials in English), increased the reward of 10 million dollars for granting key information that allows their capture.

Although it has been said that Tomatlán, Jalisco, is one of the key points of organized crime and where "El Mencho" could be in hiding, on the morning of Friday, November 23, two strong operatives were held in Mexico City to find his whereabouts.

They look for Mencho in CDMX:

At dawn on November 23, there were two searches in different parts of Mexico City. Although the PGR and the Navy were present , it is not known what they were looking for, but there are already indications of who the possible target was.

At first, elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), supported by elements of the Armed Navy of Mexico, conducted a search in a luxury  apartment of a condominium building on Avenida México - Coyoacán ,  in the neighborhood of Xoco, Benito Juárez.

Criminal Investigation Agents conducted another search, almost simultaneously, in an apartment located in a building on Avenida Paseo de la Reforma number 77, in the neighborhood of Cuauhtémoc .

The agents entered with a tools to knock down doors, they left after staying a couple of hours inside the building.

According to a source consulted by Letra Roja, these two operations would be related to the search for Nemesio Oseguera "El Mencho", leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. It must be remembered that he had connections with organized crime leaders in Mexico City and specifically that they were trafficking in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood.