Is Chihuahua’s Head of Public Security arrested over LeBarón massacre a “scapegoat”?


Mexico Attorney General’s Office (FGR) arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas Villegas, the current head of Public Security of the municipality of Janos, in the state of Chihuahua, for alleged links to organized crime, as well as for his probable participation in the attack against the LeBarón family.

According to official reports, the FBI is also participating in the investigation of the LeBarón case.

Official information states that Fidel Alejandro Villegas was arrested in Janos on Tuesday Dec. 24th, and transported to Mexico City, although until now the FGR has not issued an official statement on the arrest.

Fidel Alejandro Villegas Villegas would be the third suspect arrested following the massacre that took place on November 4 in Bavispe, Sonora, in which six minors and three adult women were murdered.

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In November, federal authorities arrested Hector Mario Hernández and his brother Luis Manuel, who are currently under arrest in Mexico City, despite several manifestations were done to point out they were scapegoats.

It was informed that the investigation on Villegas is derived from his alleged links to an organized crime group that operates in that region of Chihuahua.

It is worth noting that both Julián and Adrián LeBarón would have mentioned the complicity between municipal authorities with organized crime groups.