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El Dandy arrested

Posted: 24 Jun 2015 05:21 AM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

[ Subject Matter: El Dandy, Tamaulipas
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Pedro Odiel Villegas Coronado

Elements of the Group for Coordination in Tamaulipas, detained one Pedro Odiel Villegas Coronado, El Dandy, allegedly implicated in the crimes of kidnapping, extortion, and drugs and arms trafficking.

The alleged regional boss of a group of criminals that operate in Tamaulipas, and one of the new objectives of the strategy of State, Federal and Government Security, put into practise this past 13th of May, was apprehended yesterday in Ciudad Victoria together with his bodyguard, Erick Fabian Saucedo Arguelles.

According to the GCT, Villegas Coronado also is accused of diverse violations and homicides in Xicotencatl, El Mante, Aldama, Gonzalez and other towns of the central region and the south of this State.

The possible capture of the criminal was achieved thanks to a special operation carried out by personnel from Sedena, with assistance from Federal Commanders of the central and south zones, two of the four areas of strategy for security.

The two detained were transferred to Mexico City and put at the disposition of SEIDO and the PGR.

The GCT detailed that in past 7 days they have detained 14 members of a band of kidnappers that operate in Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria and Tampico.

Also the detention of these criminals has led to the clearing up of six cases of kidnapping, but they remain under investigation because they are alleged to have participated directly in other crimes of this nature.

This past April, the National Commission for Security spokesman, Alejandro Rubido, assured that of the 15 criminals identified as objectives by the PGR, at this time, 14 have been neutralized and the Federal Forces, have changed the reorganization of the drugs cartels in this region.

Its now been a year since the Strategy for State Security initiated a new phase in Tamaulipas, they established 15 priority objectives from the two groups of criminals that operate in this area, of these 15, 14 have been neutralized, 13 detained and one killed.

According to the Federal Functionary, these actions led to calls for the groups to unite, "that have failed, and it has failed because the effective performance of the authorities, to quickly arrest of kill the replacements brought in to replace those arrested", he said in a radio interview.

Rubido said "there have been two criminal groups that formed at the fracture of a criminal organization in Tamaulipas, Los Ciclones and Los Metros".

He added that "the National Plan for all criminal organizations has been combative".

"In the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, there has not been a criminal structure, that have not felt a blow by Governmental action. Simply to cite some names, in the last 13 to 15 months they have detained, El Chapo Guzman, Hector Beltran Leyva, Vincente Carrillo Fuentes, Omar Trevino Morales, Servando Gomez and Victor Aguirre in progress, the operation in Jalisco".

The spokesman of the CNS signalled that since the start of the administration of Pena Nieto, the cabinet for security established a list of 122 primary objectives of which 93 have been neutralized.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

Authorities Arrest El Menchito

Posted: 23 Jun 2015 06:03 PM PDT

Updated with additional info

Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Authorities in Jalisco detained Rubén Oseguera González, "El Menchito", son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", known by authorities in Mexico and the United States as the most dangerous criminal organization in the country.  Journalist Carlos Loret de Mola from Primero Noticias reported the capture Tuesday morning.

Rubén Oseguera was captured in a residential zone in Zapopan, Jalisco

Oseguera was captured early Tuesday morning and was taken to Mexico City.

According to official sources, the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) carried out an operation in Prados Vallarta, located in Zapopan in order to capture the son of "El Mencho".

In the residential complex, some torn surveillance cameras were able to be seen, while another had the lens aiming at the sky and another camera was sprayed with a red liquid to prevent any visibility.

The National Security Commissioner, Monte Alejandro Rubido, stated that at the time of his capture, Oseguera González did not have any security deployment due to his low profile.

Rubido  also stated that "El Menchito" showed signs of having undergone a recent nose job.

"El Menchito" was previously arrested on January 30 2014.  He was processed and released due to a lack of evidence after being under arrest.  At that time, authorities seized around 14 million pesos ($908,297) and an armored car.
Menchito is attributed with the shooting down of a military helicopter in Jalisco
below is a new corrido about him where this screenshot was taken
According to the magazine Zeta, "El Menchito" was previously released on two occasions.  On October 16 2014, a federal judge in Toluca ordered his freedom.  He was charged with the crimes of carrying a firearm and cartiridges for the exclusive use of the armed forces.

After leaving the Altiplano federal prison, he is immediately secured by the federal police and transferred to SEIDO (Assistant Attorney General's Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime) where he is placed under restricted order for two months.  After having obtained the arrest warrant by a district Judge in Jalisco, he is transferred to the Puente Grande Prison.

However, on December 26 2014, the same judge who had issued the arrest warrant ordered the release of "El Menchito" due to a lack of evidence to criminally prosecute him for the crimes of organized crime, crimes against public health, and for the violation of the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives.

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