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This article was translated from EL OCCIDENTAL 

El Jardinero sentenced to 45 years in prison.

“El Jardinero” was arrested in 2016, and charged with the crimes of aggravated homicide, attempted aggravated homicide, crimes committed against representatives of the authority, and organized crime.

EL JARDINERO 
Román Ortega / El Occidental
The State Prosecutor’s Office’s Prosecution Follow-up Office obtained a second instance conviction against Audias Flores Silva, alias “El Jardinero”, considered by US authorities to be the successor of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, leader of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation, and who had been released in 2019.
“El Jardinero” was arrested in 2016, accused of the crimes of aggravated homicide, attempted aggravated homicide, crimes committed against representatives of the authority and organized crime, in aggravation of the 15 police officers of the extinct Fuerza Única de Jalisco, who lost their lives in the attack committed on April 6, 2015, in the municipality of San Sebastián del Oeste, but in 2019 he was acquitted and released after several appeals filed in court.
The State Prosecutor’s Office filed an appeal and succeeded in having the Tenth Court revoke the sentence to impose the defendant 45 years in prison, in addition to the payment of a fine of 314,297 pesos and the payment of damages in the amount of 192,734.50 pesos for each of the victims.
For this reason, the State Prosecutor’s Office must search for him and recapture him so that he may comply with his sentence.
The sources consulted indicated that “El Jardinero” is indicated as one of the intellectual authors of the attack against military personnel last Sunday, November 19, 2023, in Teocaltiche, where three soldiers died and three more were wounded.
The US State Department says that “El Jardinero” is considered to be the successor of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho. Meanwhile, the Justice Department of the neighboring country is offering 5 million dollars for information leading to his capture.
Last November, the Secretariat of the Navy carried out an operation to try to capture “El Jardinero” in the luxurious Cima Park complex, but he managed to escape and they only arrested a subject identified as “El Mini Toy”, alleged financial operator of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG).
He is also in charge of the criminal group’s illicit activities in Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas. He is also in charge of operating methamphetamine laboratories in Jalisco and southern Zacatecas.