- Authorities arrested the wife of the drug trafficker known as “El Mencho.”
- Rosalinda González Valencia is married to Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes from CJNG.
- She is involved in the illicit financial operation of an organized crime group.
Federal authorities detained Rosalinda González Valencia, wife of the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, or “El Mencho”. Official information was released by the government of Mexico through its Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) page. The arrest was a strong blow to the organization of one of the most wanted drug lords in this country and in the United States, according to The Universal.
The authority explained the following: “The Secretariat of National Defense states that within the framework of the National Public Security Strategy, in an action carried out on November 15, 2021, Mexican Army personnel, in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) and in coordination with the National Intelligence Center (CNI), completed an order of apprehension against Rosalinda ‘N’ for various crimes related to the illicit financial operation of an organized crime group.”
How did they find Capo’s wife?
A statement from the Ministry of National Defense reads: “By planning and launching, in a coordinated manner, intelligence activities in the municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco, officers of the Mexican Army managed to locate, identify, and arrest Rosalinda ‘N’. This is considered a significant blow to the financial structure of organized crime in the state of Jalisco.”
“The detainee was placed in the custody of legal authorities at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation No. 16,” said CPS Femenil Morelos in Coatlán del Río, Mor. This was carried out with strict adherence to the rule of law and with full respect for human rights. With actions like these, the Mexican Army and Air Force reaffirm their commitment to ensure and safeguard the citizens’ well-being. They coordinate with authorities of the three government levels to guarantee the Mexicans’ peace and security.”
El Mencho’s wife arrested: How did the Jalisco New Generation Cartel threaten the national guard?
In a video, alleged members of the CJNG threatened to ambush the National Guard and the Army soon, if they continue to support their rivals from the United Cartels in Michoacán. In the video, the hooded men, with long guns and bulletproof vests, relayed the message directed to the federal agents who, they say, are in collusion with Juan José Farías, alias “El Abuelo,” and Ángel Gutiérrez, “El Kiro,” both former vigilante groups and designated leaders of Los Viagras, as well as Hipólito Mora, former vigilante leader and former PES candidate for governor.
“National Guard and guachos (soldiers) who are in Michoacán, I am going to give you some advice and a warning: Don’t support Grandpa, Viagras, Kiro, Hipólito Mora, and those who make up the filthy cartel, from the United Cartels,” they threaten. “Even if my war is not with the government, if the National Guard and guachos continue to support you, we are going to give you a taste of your own medicine. I do not want to give the order for ambushes. My war is not with the government, but if they don’t stop confiscating money from those cobracuotas, rapists, killers, and kidnappers of Grandpa, Los Viagras, El Kiro, and Hipólito Mora. I’m going to start looking for them on behalf of me and my people. A soldier that is warned does not die in battle.” Filed Under: El Mencho’s wife arrested
El Mencho’s wife arrested: What is the army looking for against the CJNG?
Allegedly, state police support Los Viagras, a criminal group that is in a dispute with the CJNG over territory. The latter’s leader was Nemesio Oseguera, alias “El Mencho.” According to military sources, the conflict areas go from Los Reyes-Jacona-Tangamandapio-Zamora to Zamora-Jiquilpan and Sahuayo-La Barca, the latter a municipality of Jalisco.
Recently, the Secretary of Defense of Mexico, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, said publicly that the mission of the soldiers is to prevent the Jalisco cartel from penetrating Michoacán territories. “One of the criminal groups, the Jalisco cartel, retreated toward the boundary of the state of Jalisco,” the general declared in October. National and state authorities did not respond to repeated requests for comment on that strategy.
El Mencho’s wife detained: What does the CJNG want?
The cartels covet the Lázaro Cárdenas port in Michoacán, as it is an entry point for chemical imports from China that are used to produce methamphetamine and fentanyl. Avocado plantations and iron ore mines are also hot targets for extortion by the Viagras, a gang that got its name because of its bosses’ liberal use of hair gel.
The leader of Jalisco, Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, wants to seize all that and regain control of his hometown, Chila, in Michoacán. Security analyst Alejandro Hope says the government’s strategy is clearly, “a nonaggression pact.” “There is an attempt to manage the conflict more and more explicitly,” he said. “They are not there to disarm the parties but to prevent the conflict from escalating. The problem is that we do not know what the army’s red line is and what they are willing to accept.” Filed Under: El Mencho’s wife arrested
What does the army do against NARCO?
How passive is the military right now, and to what extent is it willing to allow abuses of the law? In Aguililla, a mountainous city now dominated by Jalisco, almost 200 soldiers have barricaded themselves in their barracks, harassed by angry residents for four months. The army ships food by helicopter to its soldiers as locals have blocked the entrance to the barracks with construction equipment since late June. It is part of a growing trend in Mexico: Residents of towns are holding soldiers hostage because they are unwilling to intervene due to the framework of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy of, “hugs, not bullets.”
Aguililla residents say they will not allow the soldiers to leave until the army removes the checkpoints. This makes it very difficult—or very expensive—for medical supplies, food, phones, and electronics repair kits to arrive. Some locals have died because ambulances were delayed at checkpoints or were directly prevented from reaching the city. Filed Under: El Mencho’s wife arrested
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