Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Michoacan Family Cartel Announced It Has Been Dissolved In Mexico

Familia Michoacana Cartel has shut down operations.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 25, 2011

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico - On Tuesday, the Michoacan State Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed that the narco messages found on Monday posted in several townships in Michoacan announcing that the Michoacan Family Cartel has stopped all operations in the state are authentic. The messages were discovered by local municipal law enforcement officers and were reported to the PGR and the Secretary for Public Safety in the region.
The narco message said that the Familia Michoacana has been dissolved, effective immediately. It also, adviced President Felipe Calderon to investigate his own Cabinet, especially the head of the Secretary for Public Safety Department (SSP) Genaro García Luna, who they alleged is working with Los Zetas.
Authorities in other townships came upon flyers left by alleged members of the Familia Michoacana saying that they had stopped their operations completely, but would support any other group that would rise up against Luna from the SSP.
The downfall of the Michoacan Family Cartel came shortly after its leader was killed on December 9th in a gun battle with the Mexican military and Federal Police in Apatzingán, Morelia, Michoacan. Nazario Moreno González, 40, aka, "El Chayo," "El Doctor," or "El Loco," known as the number one leader for La Familia Michoacana had been killed during a two day gun battle with Mexican authorities. González was wanted for drug trafficking, kidnapping, and murder in Michoacan. A $2 million dollar reward had been offered by the Mexican government for any information leading to González arrest.
Since then, the military and federal agencies had maintained operations in Michoacan combating the Familia Michoacana Cartel by cutting off supplies and their financial support. Most of the members in key positions deserted for lack of payment and leadership, according to intelligence reports by the Mexican government.
The end of the Familia Michoacana marks another victory for President Calderon's campaign to defeat the major drug cartels in Mexico.
Alejandro Poiré, Mexico's Federal Public Security Spokesperson in a press conference on Tuesday said, the federal government military forces will continue to search for members of the Familia Michoacana wanted for federal crimes, drug trafficking, smuggling, kidnappings and homicides. They will face justice to the fullest extend and the Mexican government will not negiotiate a truth with cartel members or criminal organizations, Poiré reaffirmed. Despite, La Familia Michoacana's public announcement it has seize to exist.
When the Mexican military forces leave Michoacan, the state will most likely be taken over by rival cartels or by the Cartel de Sinaloa headed by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman Loera who is benefiting from Calderon's quest to shut down El Chapo's competition, according to messages left by other cartels throughout Mexico.
In other news, on Monday the Mexican Secretary for National Defense Mexican (Sedena) reported that the Zeta Commander known as Lino had been killed around 2:05 p.m., including two other members of the Zetas. Lino and the Zetas confronted Military police in a gun battle at the municipality of Escobedo in the state of Nuevo Leon. Lino was the principal leader of Los Zetas in Nuevo Leon.

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