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Friday, February 18, 2022

Rafael Banuelos Ortega "Fantasma" CJNG Leader in Zacatecas Released After 6 Days In Custody

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

President AMLO spoke of the release of El Fantasma from Zacatecas just days after his arrest in Chihuahua.

Rafael Banuelos Ortega alias "El Fantasma", an alleged leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) in Zacatecas, was released early this morning on February 18, after being arrested for being one of the priority targets and generators of violence in Zacatecas. He was captured in Chihuahua and transferred to Zacatecas in a plane belonging to the armed forces. 

It was President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself who revealed during the conference from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, that a judge from Zacatecas ordered his release. President AMLO related news that "El Fantasma" was released after being transferred to Zacatecas in response to comments regarding crime efforts in Chihuahua.

The following is an excerpt from an official transcription of the press conference.

PRESIDENT ANDRÉS MANUEL LÓPEZ OBRADOR: 
So, we are preventing that from happening, that the dividing line between authority and crime is marked, that there is no collusion, that is what we are working on, but it is not easy. And not everything depends on the Executive, the federal government, the state governments, it also has to do with the Judiciary, both of these and of the federation.

Today they informed us, for example, and I take advantage of it because it is a matter that we consider serious: here in Chihuahua, with the participation of the state prosecutor's office, a person accused of kidnapping was arrested, allegedly a dangerous criminal who acted in Zacatecas and he stops here in Chihuahua, he is taken to Zacatecas and a judge sets him free yesterday.

So, let's go…

INTERVENTION:
It was at dawn.

PRESIDENT ANDRÉS MANUEL LÓPEZ OBRADOR: At dawn, if you only see the time… What? Why didn't they wait for it to be in the morning, at noon?

So, that continues to happen, that's why you're right, progress is being made, but there's a lack and we have to continue making complaints when there is impunity and all crimes are punished, that there is no influence and, I repeat, collusion, because when there is that mix, this mix between crime and authority is already very difficult to guarantee peace and tranquility."

Fantasma's Arrest

Rafael Banuelos Ortega was arrested on Saturday, February 12, 2022, as reported by Borderland Beat. Elements of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office in Strategic Operations of the Attorney General's Office of the State of Chihuahua, of the Special Forces of the Secretariat of National Defense, as well as members of the National Anti-kidnapping Coordination, participated in his capture.

The arrest warrant against Rafael BO, 32 years old, was issued by a Control Court of the Court of Prosecution and Execution of Criminal Sanctions of the Judicial District of Jerez de García Salinas, Zacatecas, for the Crime of Kidnapping. After his capture, he was transferred to Zacatecas in a plane belonging to the armed forces and for that reason, surveillance was reinforced by the National Guard and the Ministry of Public Security in municipalities such as Monte Escobedo, Jerez, and the state capital.

As the hours passed, the SSPC revealed information: the now detainee is identified as belonging to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel; of which he is lieutenant and coordinator in Zacatecas, he also coordinated logistics from the capital of Chihuahua for kidnappings, extortion, sale, and distribution of drugs, as well as homicides in the municipalities of Fresnillo, Monte Escobedo and Tepetongo, Zacatecas.

Due to the above, a coordinated operation was implemented between the dependencies for the arrest of the subject that generated violence in Zacatecas, since he was wanted both in that entity and in Chihuahua. According to the information provided by official sources, the arrest was achieved after the Control Court of the Court of Trial and Execution of Criminal Sanctions of the Judicial District of Jerez de García Salinas, Zacatecas issued the arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping, under the criminal case 16/2022.

El Fantasma is identified as allegedly responsible for the illegal deprivation of liberty in Jerez, Zacatecas (in mid-December of last year) of two brothers from Los Angeles, California, for whom he demanded the payment of 350,000 pesos to their relatives in the United States.

More information as this story develops.


Sources Lopez Obrador Transcription Portico El Sol de Zacatecas El Sol de Mexico

31 comments:

  1. ALMO doesn't seem to be very angry about this.

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    1. Amlo is a man without testicles.

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    2. 6:19, why would you expect AMLO to get angry? These things been happening for awhile now it is very common in Mexico so he's used to it. Besides me myself, I would want my president to be calm cool and collective no matter the situation, not at a press conference raving like a damn lunatic. There's nothing to gain by getting all angry and letting it get the best of you. Instead of wasting energy on anger, put your energy into thinking/creating solutions. And to "Not Know", your name fits you, so I'll try to enlighten you. It seems like you don't know the things that have been going on lately. Cartels have been getting hit pretty good. The army, GN, and other law enforcement have been active as of late. It seems you think AMLO hasn't been doing much but lately he has, as actions will show you. Things aren't going to change over night, or in a week or month. This is going to take some time. What he's facing has been around for awhile and has deep roots, so he has to do things intelligently and be smooth about it. And just so you know, he didn't let that fantasma fool go, a judge did. If you read the article, that's what he's talking about. That the judiciary keeps letting them go, and that it makes it harder to takle the security problems. He's up there calling the judes out and putting them on blast, but you say he has no testicles. It takes some to do that in Mexico (amoungst other things he's done). And besides, he's not the one saying someone "aint got no testicles" behind a computer screen or phone. Educate yourself.

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    3. Amlo is a narco president plain and simple.
      Nothing more than a crook without balls to protect his people he swore to protect..
      Fuck AMLO and the pendejos that support him!!!

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    4. 619, 1212, 109 and 705 you are an idiot.

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    5. Check it out bro nothing is going change ever. Only way this is going to stop is when the UN OR USA come in and fix the problem.

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    6. Mexico biggest enemy isn't the (narcos) IT'S THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO...!!!

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  2. Was always obvious he was going to be released as soon as he was arrested he had good info the snitch that he is 😂 back to his normal ways being a dirty scumbag animal.?!!!

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  3. Old shake the pea con. ALMO is with the shit.

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  4. This guy, Hormiga, & Jardinero have done a lot of dirt in Zac...

    -Holden D. Cash

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    1. I think it’s more of a situation where there’s not winning... one is just losing more slowly than the other...

      -Holden D. Cash

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  5. How the F* is a high ranking leader guilty of kidnapping, extortion, and worst of all murder released after 6 days? Mexico is either unable, or unwilling, to prosecute a major player and instigator of much violence.The only way to handle these guys once they are arrested is to send them immediately to the US were the prosecutors and judges will make damn sure they get decades in prison.Chapo the big badass cried in court here in NYC because he couldn't hug his little daughters.F* him! How many parents in Mexico can NEVER see, speak, or write to their kids because Guzman killed them and disappeared them? He also asked for a foot stool because he is constipated and he cannot take a proper dump! He will never see the outside world again. He will spend the rest of his life in a barren concrete cell 23hrs per day with one hour outside alone in a metal cage as the highlight of his days.I hope he lives another 30yrs this pathetic way!! Then after he dies he can join other monsters like Hitler, Pinochet,Amin,Saddam,Bin Laden,Bundy,Dahmer,etc burning in Hell for all eternity!!!

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  6. A 16 yo kid and a 13yo kid get arreated in mexico for torturing a woman and her kid. In a perfect world this kid shld not be arrested they shld get their heads bashed in but in mexico this kids will be out again. Mexico most be so proud of how its going. Amlo were are your balls. Your more useless than tits on a pig. Amlo is so fucking incompetent that he makes an idiot like trump look half smart.

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    1. Almo is in it to rake the bribes that come in from bribes. Anything that is going wrong, he blames it on someone else.
      Once he it out of office, he will be remembered as El que no servio para nada.

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  7. Cjng tiene acuerdos con la fiscalía

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  8. Army and police risk their lives capturing these scumbags only so they could later be released by corrupt judges

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    1. That's why they should be shot on the spot like they do Brazil.

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  9. Would be a much better country under Islam instead of corrupt pedo catholics!

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    1. Religion is stupidity but I have to agree though, catholic church is a demon in itself..

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  10. Little nuts truther believes in Islam,
    And prays 5 times a day on his magic carpet.

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