Monday, August 30, 2010

Morelia Leader Of The Familia Michoacana Connected To Ambush Deaths Of 12 Federal Police Arrested

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 30, 2010

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico - Federal police in Mexico arrested José Luis García Vázquez, 28, aka, "El Chilaca," the alleged Morelia leader from the Familia Michoacana Cartel on August 22. Rafael Mora Paredes, aka, "El Mansito" was also taken into custody with Vázquez.
Vázquez is accused of masterminding the June 14, 2010 ambush that resulted in 12 federal police officers deaths in Zitácuaro.
He is accused of the June 13, 2009 deaths of four federal police officers where he lost his right eye by flying debris during the confrontation.
Vásquez confessed that on September 2009, Miguel Ortiz Miranda, aka, "El Tyson" killed José Manuel Revuelta, the Assistant Secretary of Public Security in Michoacan.
Vázquez is also accused of drug trafficking, extortion, homicides and forcing business owners to pay fees for establishing businesses in his territory.
Vásquez is originally from Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, according to federal police.

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