By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 15, 2016
Arcelia, Guerrero, México - On Wednesday, an armed self-defense commando released 21 men that were taken against their will from a party in Arcelia. The commando group released a video showing the men alive and notifying them that they would be released. The 5:35 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1J7RU2p ) was posted on Facebook by Monica Estrada Ramirez.
An armed commando spokesman told the Guerrero State Attorney General that they are demanding for the arrest of two of the Familia Michoacana local leaders, José Alfredo Hurtado Olascoaga, aka, "La Fresa" and his brother Johnny Hurtado Olascoaga, aka, "El Pez" who operate in Arcelia.
The kidnapped men confirmed that the Hurtado Olascoaga brothers are the leaders of La Familia Michoacana in Arcelia and that taxi drivers also worked for them.
The spokesman for the commando group says, that they are "not murderers, but a self-defense group."
The Governor of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo confirmed that the men were released and on early Friday, they were found walking for several days, some without shoes along a dirt road around 1:30 a.m. State police had launched an operation to try and locate them after they were reported as kidnapped by a armed group of men.
Four men were reported killed at the party in Arcelia where the men were kidnapped.