Case of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz “El Marro”

Case of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz “El Marro”

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The leader of the cartel that spread terror in the state of Guanajuato was arrested last Sunday, August 2. The Mexican Army was in charge of his capture with the help of the state attorney general of Guanajuato. He is currently being held by the state authorities, later he will be transferred to the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center better known as “El Altiplano.”


During a conference in Tepic, Nayarit on August 4, Luis Crescencio Sandoval, secretary of national defense, explained that more than a thousand elements participated in the operation, and “five long weapons, three short weapons, a grenade launcher, an explosive device and one hundred and fifty thousand pesos (150,000 pesos) were secured”.


Secretary Sandoval reported that the arrest of ” El Marro” took 15 minutes, 45 to present him to the authorities, and a total of 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete the operation.


The charges that the cartel leader will face are for fuel theft and organized crime, money laundering, as well as homicide and kidnapping.


The Animal Político news site reports that the investigation for money laundering was opened through a complaint from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which ended with the freezing of the bank accounts of 99 people, 43 individuals, and 56 private legal entities).


It was also shared that through the profits from the fuel theft, members of El Marro’s cartel supplied the cartel’s transportations.


Sources: : Portal Animal Político, Morning Presidential Conference in Mexico, August 4.