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Members of the Tepalcatepec Cartel, headed by ‘El Abuelo’ against CJNG
Tepalcatepec, Michoacán.- A cell of eight alleged hitmen, were captured in the last hours in possession of an arsenal, the operation was carried out by agents of the National Guard, in a camp that was discovered in the municipality of Tepalcatepec.
The state delegation of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) reported that the eight alleged gunmen, are members of the Tepalcatepec Cartel, headed by Juan José Farías Álvarez ‘El Abuelo’ and part of the cartel alliance United facing the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the eight men were captured on a site where they had a camp which was discovered by soldiers of the Mexican Army.
They were arrested in the possession of 12 assault rifles, one .50-millimeter caliber Barret rifle and anti-aircraft type, one Fall rifle and three pistols, with 1,200 ammunitions.
The detainees, according to the FGR, identified themselves as Alejandro G., Eugenio M., Manuel C., Marcial P., Juan A., Francisco M., Jony V., and Audel M., who were already linked to the process and justified preventive detention, by a control judge.
The detainees are accused of the crimes of carrying firearms and possession of magazines and cartridges for firearms for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy and Air Force, with the aggravating circumstance of an armed group and collection of firearms for exclusive use. of the armed forces.
It is worth mentioning that the eight men, among who would be a relative of ‘El Abuelo Farias’, were held in the maximum security area of the David Franco Rodríguez prison, also known as Mil Cumbres and located in the municipality of Charo.
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