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Video: Drug cartel leader claims Mexican Governor paid him cash for votes

March 29, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Video: Drug cartel leader claims Mexican Governor paid him cash for votes Michoacan Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo (left) Cartel leader Nicolas “El Gordo” Sierra

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A top drug cartel leader in Mexico released a video claiming the current governor of Michoacan paid him a significant sum of cash for votes and recently offered more money for peace.

The cartel leader further claimed that since he turned down the second offer and is now being targeted for execution.

“Why is Silvano doing this? The problem is I am not convenient–I know too much,” Nicolas “El Gordo” Sierra, the leader of the Los Viagras drug cartel said.

Los Viagras is a group considered by police to be the armed cell of La Nueva Familia Michoacana Cartel.

In the footage posted on social media, Sierra maintains his reluctance to make a new deal with Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo and the fact that “he knows too much” has prompted the state government to send authorities to murder him, Breitbart Texas reported..

“At the start of your campaign, you sent 1 million pesos to help you with votes,” Sierra stated. “Twenty days ago, you tried to offer me 10 million pesos to ensure the safety of the state–to hook me into committing to you, and if I didn’t keep my part, you would send the government against me … You are mad because I turned down the money.”

The accusations occurred after the Mexican Army was shamed into detaining one of the head enforcers for Los Viagras. Mexican soldiers and Michoacan authorities tracked down Jordy “El H” Oseguera, also known as Jordi Villa Patricio; his apprehended occurred six days after a series of exclusive photos that showed the Oseguera and Mexican soldiers apparently interacting in a friendly fashion.

After the apparent crackdown on Los Viagras, cartel members spent several days burning vehicles throughout the state to pressure authorities into freeing Oseguera.

“We are puppets of politicians; we are distractions–that’s how they want to keep us,” Sierra continued.

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