Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, the Marro, leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel will pay 60 years in prison for the crime of aggravated kidnapping against a businesswoman.
In a virtual hearing held at the Justice Center of the Mil de Valle Santiago prison, the Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office He filed charges corresponding to the common jurisdiction against the criminal leader and his collaborators.
At the request of the federal authority, the Marro was confined in the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation Number 1, Altiplano for more than a year and it was the defense who sought delay hearing end under the argument of lack of information in the files, he also requested additional time to read the evidence and look for witnesses.
On January 5, it was announced that did not receive protection requested after his complaints of mistreatment and isolation during his confinement, since he did not prove such accusations, which were also denied by prison staff located in Almoloya, Mexico state.
In the same way, another process is being carried out for the crime of attempted homicide and in tort of public servants, as a consequence of the attack against at least 20 items that they would execute arrest warrant against him, belonging to the Special Immediate Reaction Group of the Attorney General of Guanajuato.
An agent of Public ministry provided evidence that proves the former leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel his probable responsibility in the crime.
During a hearing held remotely on June 15, ruled in favor of the investigating authority the process derived from the events recorded on August 2, 2020, in the community of Tavera, in the municipality of Juventino Rosas.
The Brown headed a cell of criminals who were dedicated to fuel theft of the pipelines of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), an activity known as “milking” or “huachicoleo” and over time, the cell escalated to become the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, with control of Guanajuato.
Was the March 4, 2019 when the government of Guanajuato, with the support of federal forces, launched an offensive called “Golpe de Timón” against the criminal organization led by The Brown and combat fuel theft in the area.
It was then that the now accused managed to escape through tunnels that connected four properties in the area.
The arrest of Marro
Yépez Ortiz was arrested on a farm in the municipality of Juventino Rosas for army and the Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office on August 2, 2020, it went down along with eight of its operators and while they had kidnapped a businesswoman from Apaseo el Alto. However, the capo’s fall has not represented a decrease in violence in the state.
According to the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), the arrest was derived from intelligence work, since a judge granted two search warrants which allowed the detention of nine people and the businesswoman who had been kidnapped was released.
In the first search they were secured five long guns, three short, one grenade launcher, a truck, a four-wheeler, a motorcycle and money, in the place was The Brown, your head of security, Saul Sergio “N” and four more people, while in the second three people were arrested with 36 thousand 400 pesos in cash As a result of the shots derived from the capture, one person was injured.
Initially, the hydrocarbon theft monopolys in the entity was in the hands of corrupt Pemex officials, who sought support from the local mafia to which he belonged The Brown.