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This article was translated and reposted from EL OCCIDENTAL 

On March 19, 2018, while finishing shooting a short film, a group of CAAV film students were intercepted in the El Pinar de la Palomas subdivision in Tonalá.

Elizabeth Ibal / El Occidental
Six years after the disappearance of Javier Salomón Aceves, Jesús Daniel Díaz García and Marco Francisco García Ávalos, the three film students of the CAAV, five individuals who were detained for that case, were sentenced to 75 years in prison, for the crime of aggravated kidnapping.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR), through the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Human Rights (FEMDH), announced the sentence at noon on Thursday.
He indicated that he “obtained a sentence of 75 years in prison and reparation of damages for five people for the crime of aggravated kidnapping, committed against three film students in the State of Jalisco”.
Those sentenced are Eduardo “G”, nicknamed “El Cochi”; rapper Christian Omar “P” alias “QBA”; Jonathan “A”, known as “El Kalimba”; Miguel “C”, alias “El Tun-tun” and Jonathan “H”, alias “El Chocó”, members of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation.
On March 19, 2018, a group of CAAV film students went to a farm in the Los Amiales neighborhood in Tonalá to shoot a short film.

As they left the place and were driving on Periférico Nuevo, in the same municipality, they were intercepted by a criminal group, who deprived Javier Salomón Aceves, Jesús Daniel Díaz García and Marco Francisco García Ávalos of their freedom.
The criminal group then took them to a farm in the El Pinar de la Palomas subdivision in Tonala, where their whereabouts were never heard from again.
When the FGR became aware, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF), police and expert personnel of the institution, conducted the necessary investigations and managed to locate several homes in Tonalá, where they found evidence that the young people had been held in those places, according to the federal agency, which took over the case of the disappearance in January 2019.