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What is Grupo Delta, the violent CJNG cell implicated in the death of Aristóteles Sandoval and Felipe Tomé

This Friday, the former governor of Jalisco was the victim of a cunning attack on the tourist jewel of Puerto Vallarta. Three weeks ago the businessman Felipe Tomé was assassinated in this same place

On the Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2468, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, dry shots were heard for several minutes. The governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, reported from his Twitter account that the former state Governor, Aristóteles Sandoval, had been assassinated Friday morning.

The images that circulated showed an armed commando initiating a hail of bullets. At the scene of the events, percussion caps were found; however, the authorities assured that the employees cleaned up the crime scene.

When the attack occurred, Sandoval had just got up from the table where he was with three other companions, to go to the bathroom. An armed subject was already waiting for him.

In the state government, it was known that the life of the official was threatened. According to Sandoval himself, he had received warnings from the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.

This criminal group, whose stronghold is in the state of Guadalajara, expanded rapidly during Sandoval’s administration. According to various security reports, the so-calledDelta Group has been used by the CJNG to carry out high impact assassinations in the entity.

The first time that the authority recognized the existence of the Delta Group occurred on September 29, 2018, when the then head of the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office  Marisela Gómez Cobos, announced that four of its members had been captured in an operation which required the deployment of about 80 agents from the institution.

After this operation and for more than 20 months, this criminal cell continued to deploy its violence in the Jalisco metropolitan area without any known blows against its leadership, until the arrest of “Delta 1”, the main chief, on June 21, 2020.

During the apprehension of “Delta 1”, in the  Jardines del Country neighborhood of Guadalajara, two long rifle-type weapons, a short weapon, two chargers, 16 cartridges, seven cell phones, cash, two vehicles, electronic objects were seized. various, in addition to cocaine hydrochloride.

The Group Delta has been linked to crimes like the bombing of the former prosecutor of Jalisco,  Luis Carlos Najera Gutierrez de Velasco, and murder of businessman Guanajuato, Felipe Tomé, who was killed three weeks ago in Puerto Vallarta.

Source: infobae.com

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