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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Attorney General: There are Clues to the Whereabouts of the Tepito 12

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"Corpses found in suburb zones of the city resemble some of the abducted"

After three weeks of investigation of the disappearance of 12 people of Tepito in the bar Heaven of the Rose Zone, the Attorney General of Justice of DF (PGJDF) assured that there are some “clues” to assist finding them.
The attorney from DF, Rodolfo Ríos Garza avoided  details– because, according to him, he has the commitment of informing first the relatives of the disappeared about the developments of the case- and he pointed out that corpses found in the suburb zones of the city resemble some of the young people allegedly “abducted”.
In an interview, the capitol employee informed that the testimony of Jorge Ortiz was already taken. Jorge Ortiz, El Tanque, is the father of Jerzy Ortiz, of 16 years old, who allegedly was the main objective of the abduction, last May 26th in Heaven Bar.
Ríos Garza denied giving details of the testimony of El Tanque, since it is part of the investigation. The individual accused of participating in a group of drug dealers and extortionists in Tepito, is arrested in a jail of Hermosillo, Sonora.
In an interview with El Universal, Leticia Ponce, wife of El Tanque, said during a phone conversation that her husband demanded authorities locate  his son – which he had not seen for about two years-, and asked that they not hold back  efforts to find him.
The woman revealed that she already consulted with her husband the possibility of the disappearance of their son is a vengeance, but both of them reject that  because “ that would have been done a long time ago and only against Jerzy. And why then would  the other 11 people be taken?” She asked.
About the possible relation of the disappearance of her son and 11 more people with the Union Cartel, she said: “I don’t know anything about the cartel, the only thing that I know is that my son was in that place, at that time, I don’t know about anything else”.
On its part, PGJDF fortifies the line of investigation that connects the murder of Horacio Vite Angel, El Chaparro, in the bar Black, last May 24, with the disappearance of the 12  in Tepito in the Rose Zone, two days later.
According to the investigations, Vite was distributing drugs in different bars of the Rose Zone and the Condesa Colonia, among them Black and Heaven Bars. At Heaven he said, the contact was Ismael Garcia Polo, aka "El Polo", manager of the bar, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays would let him know if it was worth it to go and sell his merchandise.
During the investigations, the owner of the Black, known as José Z, affirmed that he didn’t know that Vite was selling drugs in his business. He said that his employees are in charge of operating the place and he only is in charge of administration for the  business.
Mario Ledesma, "El Mosquino", majority partner of Heaven, revealed that he allowed  the sale of drugs  in the business because the group of drug dealers of La Union threaten harm to him if he opposed.
He even confessed that Vite was one of the men that delivered the drug to his clients and that El Polo was who organized the “pick up” of the  Tepito citizens.
The declarations of both individuals are part of the investigations initiated by the homicide of Vite and the disappearance of the 12 people of Tepito, according to the publications of  La Razon.
Vite was murdered outside of the Black, last May 24th, when he was trying to enter the bar to sell his merchandise. One of the lines of investigation that follow the PGJDF is that the 12 young men of Tepito were “picked up” as retaliation  of the homicide.
However, the capital authorities insist that the matter is a fight between gangs and not between cartels or members of organized crime.
Source: Proceso


  1. Chivis , here's another story of 14 more people taken.

    IGUALA, Gro. (Ap). - On board private trucks and units with emblems of the Navy (Semar), a group of about 50 armed men broke into various communities in the municipalities Heliodorus Castle and Leonardo Bravo, which raided several homes and deprived of Freedom to 14 people.

    According to residents of Filo de Caballos, Airfield and varal port, the incident occurred the morning of Tuesday 18, and since then the attackers kept "under siege" that part of the Sierra, which has caused panic among people and displacement of entire families for fear of being attacked.

    They noted that almost immediately after the outbreak of the command reported the incident to local and state officials, as well as the army, but so far no authority intervened.

    Narrated that in the early hours of Tuesday, the armed group entered Heliodorus Castle (located in the Sierra) through the reservoir of the dam El Caracol, settled in the town of Apaxtla of Castrejon, in the north.

    This area is considered as a major drug corridor, now collapsed by the dispute between criminal gangs that have undergone mayors and terrorized the population.

    The convoy arrived at the port town and then Tlacotepec Varal, Heliodorus municipal Castillo, which have risen to at least eight people.

    Minutes later the same armed group moved to the town of Filo de Caballos, municipality of Leonardo Bravo, where after several houses catear forcibly took six young.

    "Most men fled to the mountain and only women and children were locked in their homes because the armed group remains besieged populations," said one of the people polled by Apro.

    When asked about the reason for the attack, said that the command requested "support" of citizens.

    - Support for what? -Was asked.

    -For your bullshit they're up in the mountains suddenly said.

    The sources expressed fear because they do not know whether it is government action or costumed criminals, because so far, they added, the families of the 14 people who were deprived of their liberty have not been located, so demanded the immediate intervention of the authorities to restore order

    Original Story

  2. What a great place to live !

  3. "a group of about 50 armed men broke into various communities"
    They need strong men in the villages,men who will secretly arm up and try to enlist others in the same villages.What else can be done?Dont have no time for cowards or so called non violent types,the only way to fight violence is to use violence in stronger terms.If you mess with us we will kill every motherfucker that we catch,we all know life is not sacred it is not a sin to kill.Arm up,keep your weapons secretly stored.What else can they possibly do?Rely on Carrasco Malova etc?

  4. I agree. I'm not one of those who think every citizen should be armed, but situation in Mexico is clearly out of control and the people can, for the most of them, only count on themselves.

    But it could still turn out to be even worse. The best weapons these citizen can get are shotguns and pistols. Whereas those cartels can come up with assault rifle, RPGs and grenades. And even if they get their ass kicked one day, the other day they might just come back with more men and more powerful weapons. These guys are able to destroy whole villages on their own.

  5. Sold out by their own people who work in public office. poor souls

  6. June 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM
    "I'm not one of those who think every citizen should be armed, but situation in Mexico is clearly out of control"
    Brother,i agree with you,but they have absolutely no other recourse?Even if they were completely peaceable and wanted no trouble whatsoever,we both know they would not be left alone?On the contrary,their very pacifism would be seen as weak and pathetic.They would be preyed upon even worse,i,m pretty sure these townsfolk didn't want to do this,but in essence they have been pushed into a corner and have no other option?Imagine living with the knowledge that your wife or girlfriend could become the victim of rape or worse?Im sorry but i will kill.Then again,im not sorry?The people who are victimizing and extorting,raping and killing,they are no good or no use,they wont be mourned long,they were no good,really,,common sense tells us to get rid of people like that.We cannot live like that,we would become as animals,we all have reason,some choose to disregard that reason and kill and rape,what do we do with someone like that?A group like that?


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