Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"El 20" aka "La Mole" Captured in Guerrero

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Acapulco, Guerrero:  The state government announced the arrest of an alleged criminal leader, identified as Benjamín Flores Agatón, "La Mole", or "El 20" aka Miguel Martínez during an operation carried out by Marines and ministerial agents in a nightclub linked to crime in the tourist strip of Acapulco.

After a shooting in the Club Deportivo division, agents of the Armed Navy of Mexico and ministerial police officers arrested Miguel Martínez or Benjamín Flores, alias "El 20", presumed leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco (CIDA).

According to information unofficially, at dawn on Saturday there was a shooting in the vicinity of a table dance club. After the report, the security corporations moved to the area and made security tours, managing to stop a group of between 3 and 4 people.



The alleged criminals were captured near the Golf Club and in the area was a red Audi-type car with gun shots which was confiscated. Among the detainees would be Miguel Martínez or Benjamín Flores alias "El 20", presumed leader of the CIDA in the area of ​​Caleta, Mercado Central and Las Cruces.

"El 20" is accused of being responsible for the killings in the area of ​​Caleta and extortion in that part of Acapulco. 12 hours after the arrest, the judicial authorities in Guerrero have not officially informed about this detention.

In response, armed individuals left the body of a dismembered man with a message written on a piece of cardboard addressed to Governor Hector Astudillo Flores and state prosecutor Jorge De los Santos Barilla where they demanded the release of Flores Agatón or otherwise warned of attacks against police and military.

The state authorities attributed to "La Mole", the wave of executions, kidnappings and extortion against businessmen who have their business in the coastal Miguel Aleman.

Flores Agatón directs a faction of the criminal group called the Independent Cartel of Acapulco (Cida), and maintains a confrontation with the antagonistic side led by José Ángel ,"El Capuchino" Palacios Galeana.

The press release states that along with the alleged criminal leader, four more people were arrested, including a woman.

Therefore, Benjamin Flores and the rest of the detainees were consigned to the Attorney General's Office (PGR), the statement said.
 translation of the Narco -Manta : Thanks Sol Prendido ! 

"Adela Roman, Hector Astudillo Flores and Jorge Zuriel de Los Santos as well as Marina. If you don’t release my boss El 20 we will start killing every police. Be they ministerial, municipal, transit, federal, or military marines. We will start with you bitches first". Sincerely, Los Amarillos.

Hours later, the finding of the body of a dismembered man in the Colonia José López Portillo was reported, along with a death threat against the uniformed and directed to the agent and the prosecutor to demand the release of "El 20".

The warning was attributed to a group called "Los Amarillos", considered a group of armed youth in the service of Benjamín Flores, says an official report.

Through investigative work, ministerial agents of the Attorney General of the State of Guerrero and infantry personnel of the Navy Secretariat belonging to the Eighth Naval Region arrested Benjamín "N" alias "El 20" , alleged leader of the criminal group that operates in Acapulco and who is related to homicides, kidnappings and extortions in Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue and surrounding neighborhoods.

They also arrested four other people, four men and one woman, at dawn on Saturday.


The detainees are Miguel "N", Joel "N" and three others , who remain in reserve because the investigation is ongoing.

When making a revision they were found several plastic bags inside which contained a granulated substance with the characteristics of the drug known as "crystal"; In addition to cell phones and cash.

Also, ministerial elements secured 2 vehicles , the first Jeep brand, Patriot type and the second Chevrolet brand, Aveo type, in which they moved to carry out their illicit activities.

The detainees and the insured were put at the disposal of the Delegation of the Attorney General's Office in Acapulco.

The Attorney General of the State of Guerrero reiterates its commitment to the Guerrero society to continue its work in the area of ​​law enforcement, at all times respecting the human rights of all persons who commit a criminal act.

Acapulco, Guerrero: After a shooting in the Club Deportivo division, agents of the Armed Navy of Mexico and ministerial police officers arrested Miguel Martínez or Benjamín Flores alias "El 20", presumed leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco (Cida).

According to information unofficially, at dawn on Saturday there was a shooting in the vicinity of a table dance. After the report, the security corporations moved to the area and made safety tours, managing to stop a group of between 3 and 4 people.

The alleged criminals were captured near the Golf Club and in the area a red Audi-type car with gun shots was confiscated. Among the detainees would be Miguel Martínez or Benjamín Flores alias "El 20", presumed leader of the Cida in the area of ​​Caleta, Mercado Central and Las Cruces.

"El 20" is accused of being responsible for the killings in the area of ​​Caleta and extortion in that part of Acapulco. 12 hours after the arrest, the judicial authorities in Guerrero have not officially informed about this detention.