MORELIA.- The Ministry of Public Security of Michoacan reported this Saturday that A total of 26 people were arrested this Saturday in an inter-institutional operational action carried out in the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Estate ‘The Ruana’located in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán.
The arrest was made of 20 men and six women who claimed to be members of a civil self-defense group.
A source from the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) informed EFE that the detainees are being investigated for alleged links to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG)one of the 14 criminal organizations that fight with blood and fire for control of illicit activities in Michoacán.
The 26 people were arrested in the main square of the town of La Ruanain possession of 15 assault rifles and two pistols, as well as 10 magazines, dozens of useful cartridges and tactical equipment such as bulletproof vests.
This action was carried out during the permanent security work to combat the illicit conduct that occurs in this region of Hot Land, with the aim of safeguarding the life, integrity and heritage of citizens, according to the authorities.
The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), Civil Guard, the Army, the National Guard and the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic participated in the action.
After the seizure, the people were transferred on state and federation aircraft to the capital of Michoacán, Moreliawhere they will be made available to the FGR so that their legal situation can be defined in accordance with the Law.
These events occur after last Sunday, an armed commando of alleged hitmen of the CJNG broke into The Ruanawhere the rival criminal group called itself confronted ‘The Viagras’armed wing of the criminal organization ‘Carteles Unidos’.
The CJNG hitmen used t-shirts with the legend “self-defense”calling on the population to take up arms against ‘The Viagras‘, in the same square where the lemon producer, Hipólito Mora Chávez, started the self-defense movement on February 24, 2013, against the then hegemonic cartel of ‘The Knights Templar’.
Hipólito Mora and three of his escorts were murdered shot on June 29, in La Ruana, by alleged hitmen from ‘Los Viagras’.
With information from EFE.