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The Guanajuato Attorney General’s Office announced they were pursuing charges against 71 detained cartel members from some of the prominent cartel groups in the state like the Cartel Jalisco Nuevo Generacion and the Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima.
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On November 15, 2022, in a press release and press conference, the Guanajuato Attorney General’s Office (FGE) announced they had recently coordinated 20 simultaneous police raids to capture cartel members in the state. They also reviewed some of the 71 alleged cartel members who they have charged with crimes in recent months.
It appears the 71 detainees were not all captured during the aforementioned simultaneous raids but were actually captured over the course of 108 different search warrants.
The announcement focused on giving details about cartel members who were believed to have participated in the narco-blockades which killed three, including a tourist, last week, as covered by SocalJ here.
They also focused on detainees who are believed to be involved in the deadly Pantano bar shooting, covered by Huaso in this previous story. (Not to be confused with the more recent shooting at Lexuz Bar in Apaseo el Alto, covered by SoCalJ.)
Arturo “N”, classified as a “generator of violence”, was also arrested in Celaya. He was described as a “generator of violence” with no other details given so it’s difficult to tell which group he belonged to.
Alejandro “N”, alias “El Guipis”, was arrested and charged for his probable involvement in the May 2022 shooting at Gala bar in the city of Celaya.
Multiple narco messages were left in the area after the attack. These messages were signed by the CSRL, in which they claimed responsibility for the attack. This makes El Guipis a likely member of the CSRL.
Sources: FGE Press Conference, FGE Twitter Statement, FGE Official Video, Aristegui Noticias, La Silla Rota, Paudal, Periodico Correo, Noventa Grados, Excelsior, El Sol de Irapuato, Aristegui Noticias