The presence of armed forces and the National Guard was reinforced in the municipalities of Jerez, Tepetongo, Monte Escobedo and Fresnillo, in Zacatecasafter the capture of “Ghost” one of the most wanted leaders of the aforementioned entity, presumably linked to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
The capture of the drug trafficker took place in the state of Chihuahua, and the Zacatecan authorities claimed the detainee, Rafael N, who is accused of, among other things, having hung bodies on the Cuauhtémoc bridge, Zacatecas.
It is one of the generating objectives of the unstoppable violence in Zacatecas, as it is attributed the responsibilities of criminal cells of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in the area, as well as kidnappings in the municipalities of Tepetongo, Fresnillo and Monte Escobedo.
Alleged leader of the CJNG falls in Zacatecas
AmericanPost.News reports that another of the crimes for which Rafael N was wanted is for his alleged participation in the kidnapping of the brothers Javier and Alejandra Márquez Gómez, from Los Angeles, California, in December 2021, for whom he was wanted. a return reward of 350 thousand pesos to their relatives.
It should be noted that, with the arrest of “El Fantasma”, carried out by elements of the Army and agents of the National Anti-kidnapping Commission, the arrest warrant against him for the crime of aggravated kidnapping was completed.
“El Fantasma”, priority objective of the Federal Government
“El Fantasma” was also one of the priority objectives for the Zacatecas II federal operation, and despite the fact that the transfer of the detainee from Chihuahua to Zacatecas has not yet been confirmed, the facilities of the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Regional Center for Men’s Social Rehabilitation of Cieneguillas have already They are protected by security elements.
Similarly, the National Guard reinforced its presence in the municipality of Monte Escobedo, where the alleged criminal leader used to operate for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, since the city did not have its own municipal police.
It is important to mention that since November 2021, agents of the National Guard, the Secretariat of National Defense and the Navy have arrived in Zacatecas, as part of a security operation with which the federation intends to restore peace in the entity.
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