The chief of the armed wing of the Tequileros gang, considered to have led an ambush very last thirty day period that killed 4 federal agents, has been arrested together with two associates in Morelos.
Pedro Castillo Amaya, who heads the Fuerzas Tequileras, has been linked by the federal Lawyer General’s office environment (PGR) to the June ambush in La Gavia, Guerrero.
Castillo, also acknowledged as El Carpi, has also been determined as the suitable-hand man of Tequileros manager Raybel Jacobo de Almonte.
Both equally adult males evidently fled Guerrero right after the June 19 ambush and the subsequent deployment of stability forces in the region.
Authorities reported Jacobo had requested Castillo to journey to Temixco, the place he was to acquire money sources that would allow both equally to continue operating their felony community though on the operate.
Intelligence stories created by the PGR authorized federal forces to locate Castillo, culminating with his arrest by Legal Investigation Company (AIC) officers.
Two other adult males were arrested together with Castillo and the 3 were in possession of many doses of methamphetamine and scales.
The Fuerzas Tequileras are considered responsible for the wave of violence in the spot encompassing the Guerrero municipality of San Miguel Totolapan in the Tierra Caliente region. The gang has been responsible for protecting Jacobo’s household and accomplices in the state of Morelos.
The 3 adult males were arrested in Temixco.
The PGR has now created six arrests in relation to the ambush in La Gavia. A seventh felony was shot dead.
La Gavia, in the meantime, has been still left semi-deserted. It was explained as a ghost city earlier this thirty day period right after an believed 400 residents had fled the violence, an exodus that commenced in May well.
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