CJNG would be behind the murder of an artisan leader in San Cristóbal de las Casas

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The alleged hitmen also threatened the mayor and the director of the Municipal Police. The message was shared after the murder of a leader of artisans in the entity.

The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) would be behind the murder of Gerónimo Ruiz that occurred last Monday, April 17, when men traveling on a motorcycle shot him several times, after his death various violent actions were unleashed in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, such as shootings and burnings.

Through a recording shared on social networks during the night of Tuesday, January 19, the CJNG also threatened various people, including the mayor Mariano Alberto Díaz Ochoa and Romeo Alfredo Rodríguez López, director of the Municipal Police, as well as Narciso Ruiz, Geronimo’s cousin.

“San Cristóbal and its surroundings, as you already realized, we have already entered and the cleanup has already begun, we are the Jalisco Cartel and what happened to Jerónimo Ruiz will happen to Narciso Ruiz, alias El Narso, to Calafas, to Águila, to Birria, to Max and to all those groups of Motonetos that are supporting these scourges”, said the first part of his message.

The CJNG threatened several people in Chiapas after the death of Jerónimo Ruiz

The men carried weapons, had their faces covered and used an edited voice to make their threats. They also showed a narco-message that said: “The clean continues, understand that the CJNG company is in charge here” and they listed some nicknames.

In total, during the recording that lasts less than a minute, at least three men could be seen. It should be noted that the subjects mentioned Los Motonetos, which is a group that operates in San Cristóbal de las Casas that has been related to drug sales, kidnappings, homicides, vehicle theft and other violent actions.

After the violence in the state, the authorities had to suspend classes in the area on Monday afternoon to protect the safety of students and teachers. While a day later the United States Embassy in Mexico launched a level 2 security alert (that is, precaution for crime) for Chiapas for the “murder of a local businessman.”

Detonations in San Cristóbal de las Casas caused the cancellation of classes

“There were reports of shots in the North Zone and movement of military convoys in the area. The media reports that local businesses and schools are closed,” said the authorities. They also asked US citizens to take extreme precautions around San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Last Monday, the deputy Patricia Armendáriz shared a brief recording in which some people could be seen carrying long weapons and wearing face masks, shots were also heard, one of those involved was wearing a military-type vest. “I never thought I was witnessing scenes like you are in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Is it really impossible to end this? ”, She expressed through her Twitter account.

The shooting would have lasted for about seven hours, according to media reports, and as a result, a total of three people died, including the artisan leader. Through networks, the photographs of those allegedly responsible for the attack against Gerónimo Ruiz and of a red vehicle with bullet holes in the windshield were shared.

In the area where Jerónimo Ruiz was assassinated, there were around 300 people with weapons, according to what was reported by correspondent Argenis Esquipulas of the Radio Fórmula outlet, who also detailed that vehicles were burned.

But in Chiapas the presence of another criminal group known as the San Juan Chamula Cartel (CSJC) has been registered, which copied the form of organization of another criminal group: Los Zetas, a group that managed to have a presence in the entity. The CSJC would be made up mostly of indigenous people.

Source: infobae