Elements of the state prosecutor’s office arrested 19 people in Puerto Vallarta and dismantled a cell that was dedicated to recruiting members for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.
These subjects are also involved with a network of fuel thieves, narcomenudeo, kidnappings and extortion.
It all started after relatives of a 17-year-old boy reported his disappearance. The family reported to the authorities that the teenager attended a job interview but never longer returned home.
Authorities set up an operation at the home where the young man went and rescued four people, including the young man who had been missing for four days.
Jalisco prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer explained that the detainees are from the states of Veracruz, Michoacán, Estado de México and Jalisco. Inside the security house was also located a rifle, rolls of stickers to label drugs and 60 cell phones.
It was reported that subjects were invited to work as escorts or sales managers. Once in the house they were forced to join the criminal cell and sent them to recruiting centers, such as those located in Tala, found two months ago.
The Attorney General’s Office reports that three other members of the group have yet to be arrested, including a man identified as Hugo Alberto “N”, alias “El Tanque”.
The operation took place at Residencial Fraccionamiento Lisboa, 277 Braganza Street.