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Local Mexican mayor protests capture of top drug cartel leader

March 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Local Mexican mayor protests capture of top drug cartel leader

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The mayor of a rural area in the strife-ridden Mexican state of Michoacan headed a protest requesting the pullback of military and police forces immediately after authorities apprehended a top drug cartel enforcer

Last week, a task force comprised of Mexican soldiers and Michoacan State Police arrested Jordi Oseguera “EL H”. He is the nephew of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, better known as “El Mencho” the infamous leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel,

Despite his young age, the 19-year-old has become the chief drug cartel enforcer for Los Viagras, a group operating in rural Michoacan.

The cartel enforcer is the nephew of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

The arrest, which unfolded a series of photos that show Oseguera interacting with soldiers, occurred in Buenavista an area with high levels of cartel violence and where Oseguera is known to operate.

Immediately after the arrest, hundreds Los Viagras operatives launched a wave of violence, taking over various highways, carjacking motorists and setting fire to vehicles in an attempt to pressure the Michoacan government into freeing Oseguera.

The group launched a violent wave of attacks in at least four Michoacan municipalities, including Parácuaro, Apatzingán, Múgica and Lázaro Cárdenas

The cartel continues to threaten increased violence unless authorities release the chief enforcer.

Additionally, the mayor of Buenavista, Lorenzo Barajas Heredia, demonstrated with hundreds of villagers through the streets as they protested the presence of military and police forces. Some protesters even shouted for the release of Oseguera.

Buenavista mayor Lorenzo Barajas Heredia

In some of the remarks made by Barajas Heredia, the mayor alleged that police forces used excessive force and carried out arrests without cause.

Despite the high-profile investigation needed to apprehend Oseguera, Michoacan prosecutors have only charged the capo with street-level trafficking.

According to Breitbart Texas, Oseguera is behind various executions that he personally videotaped, while in others he is seen participating in them, including one video where he murders a young boy.

Oseguera is also accused of committing a murder when he was just 14-years-old.

 

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