Guanajuato: Violence erupts in Celaya, sparked reports of El Marro being captured

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José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, “El Marro”, is linked to fuel theft, drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping. He is designated as the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel. Today after a fierce confrontation in Guanajuato, rumors spread he El Marro was captured…..
Mexico City, March 10 (SinEmbargo) José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro”, huachicolero leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL), was not detained today, Guanajuato authorities confirmed.
Violent events unleashed the rumor that Jose Yépez Ortiz had been arrested. It was false.
During the afternoon of this Tuesday, March 10, burning vehicles and tires were used to block roads near the municipalities of Celaya, Villagrán, Juventino Rosas, Apaseo el Alto, Salvatierra, Comonfort and Salamanca.

In addition, there was an intense mobilization of Public Security groups, who reportedly responded to a confrontation between agents of the State Attorney General’s Office and armed men, according to local media.

Luis Ernesto Ayala Torres, head of the Guanajuato Government Secretariat, wrote on his Twitter account that “Reports of the arrest of the leader of a criminal group in Guanajuato is circulating on social networks, this information is false, we are still working on an operation of the Joint Strategy for Guanajuato ”.
Violence in Guanajuato has exploded in recent years to reach historical figures, largely caused by fuel theft, a crime that has also been on the rise.
There are several “huachicol” gangs that operate in Guanajuato, but two individuals have carried out the theft of fuel: the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.
On the one hand, those from Jalisco led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, the most wanted drug lord in the world; on the other, those from Guanajuato headed by José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, “El Marro”, who continues to be the most wanted “huachicolero” in the country.
The first this war date back to 2017, when the CJNG voraciously ventured into fuel theft in Guanajuato.
The father of “Marro” arrested
On March 6, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection Alfonso Durazo confirmed that José Antonio “El Marro” Yépez’s father was detained while in a stolen car.
On February 6, Karina “N”, sentimental partner of alias “El Marro”, was released by a federal judge along with three other people.

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