In addition, he reported “an important operational deployment” in the area with the State Police, the National Guard and the Mexican Army, aerial monitoring and ground tours to find and capture those responsible.
A week ago, in an operation in the resort of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Saúl “N” alias “El Chopa”, an alleged member of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), was killed, and his escort Moisés “N” was also arrested.
“El Chopa” was identified as the alleged mastermind of the murder of the former governor of Jalisco (2013-2018), Aristóteles Sandoval, in December 2020 in the bathroom of a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.
According to the information released by Sedena last Saturday, in addition to being linked to the murder, “El Chopa” coordinated the finances of the head of the CJNG, as well as the supply of weapons and tactical equipment to the criminal cells with a presence in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí.
Jalisco is one of the six of the total of 32 states that concentrate half of the intentional homicides in the country.
Mexico registered 33,308 homicides in 2021 after the two most violent years in its history, under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with 34,690 murder victims in 2019 and 34,554 in 2020.