Manuel “P”, ”Manolo”, alleged leader of Los Rojos in Morelos
“Manolo” is a member of the circle of confidence of Santiago Mazari, “El Carrete”, leader of Los Rojos and linked in 2014 to the disappearance of the 43 students of the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa
By: David Vicenteńo 5/19/2019 3:19 PM
In compliance with an arrest warrant, elements of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) arrested Manuel “P”, alias “Manolo” , head of the criminal group identified as Los Rojos, in the southern state of Morelos in the municipality of Zacatepec.
According to the investigations of the autonomous body, the detained person was responsible for coordinating the collection of “piso” and extortions to merchants and businessmen in that area, as well as co-opting municipal officials.
In the investigations it was established that “Manolo” is a member of the circle of trust of Santiago Mazari, “El Carrete”, leader of Los Rojos, linked violence in the state of Morelos and in 2014 to the disappearance of the 43 students of the Normal Rural of Ayotzinapa.
The FGR explained, in a statement, that the arrest of Manuel “P” was carried out in compliance with an arrest warrant for his probable responsibility in the crime of organized crime, in the form of illegal deprivation of liberty; ie kidnapping.
As part of the cabinet and field research work, members of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), located “Manolo” in the Morelense municipality of Zacatepec, carrying out their capture without the use of violence or involvement of third parties, and with full respect for their human rights.