Although it has yet to be confirmed whether the victim is actually related to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, Edgar González Zataráin indicated that the municipal and state Security secretariats are analyzing whether a reinforcement of the operations is required.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Mayor Edgar González Zatarain lamented the murder of a couple registered on Sunday night outside a nightclub in La Marina Mazatlán and assured that work is being done to reinforce security in the port.
The Municipal President said that what happened is worrying, but that the crime is in no way justified by pointing out that the victims are supposedly linked to criminal groups, however, he acknowledged that this type of crime tarnishes the image of the port.
“Logically, work is being done to improve the situation, to reinforce security, which are suddenly unavoidable, but we will do everything possible so that things go much better in terms of public security …”.
Regarding a possible escalation of violence after the crime, he mentioned that he does not want a situation of this type for Mazatlan, however, he added, that the secretaries of State Security and the Municipality are already analyzing a reinforcement of preventive actions.
He recalled that the latest high-impact events in tourist areas, such as the one that occurred on October 26 in a palapa on Avenida del Mar and the murder of the young couple on Sunday night, are isolated since they are people from other Republic places.
It should be remembered that this noon it was reported that the man who was assassinated along with his partner last night outside a nightclub in Mazatlán, is allegedly the brother of “El Jardinero”, a leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and who is even considered as a successor to Nemesio Oseguera, “El Mencho”, the main leader of this group. However, this version has not yet been confirmed by any state or federal authority.
Jesús, murdered with his partner in Mazatlán, would be the brother of “El Jardinero”, head of the Jalisco Cartel
Unofficial sources told Línea Directa that the man who was deprived of his life along with his partner would be related to Audias Flores Silva, who is considered by many to be the successor to “El Mencho”.
Audias Flores Silva, alias “El Jardinero”, alleged commander of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and for whom The United States government offered a reward of 5 million dollars for information leading to his arrest, according to unofficial sources commented to Línea Directa.
“El Jardinero” is one of the commanders who controls a good part of the CJNG territory, according to information provided by the United States Department of the Treasury. He is also considered a possible successor to Nemesio Oseguera “El Mencho”, the main leader of the cartel.
The data indicates that Audias Flores Silva is accused by a District of Columbia judge for the crimes of conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin and the use of weapons in the United States.
Jesús, who would be related to “El Jardinero”, was deprived of life along with his partner last night when they were in front of a well-known nightclub in the Marina area of the port of Mazatlán .
The couple had their known address in the border city of Tijuana and were on vacation in that port and last night they were intercepted by gunmen along Sábalo Cerritos boulevard.
Everything indicates that the hitmen followed them and deprived them of their lives and then fled while agents from the different police corporations moved to the place to cordon off and carry out the investigation for the double homicide.