Investigations by the Grupo Fusión-UECS (Specialized Units to Combat Kidnapping), dependent on the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Morelos, allowed the release of three people kidnapped in the Puente de Ixtla municipality on Tuesday, October 20.
On the morning of October 20, a complaint was made, at the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Combating Kidnapping and Extortion, of the express kidnapping of a victim by individuals who keep the collection plaza known as Alpuyeca taken: number 184 , of name Francisco Velasco Durán , since last October 5.
Therefore, the corresponding protocols were activated and field and cabinet work began to provide care and advice to the victim during the process, Excelsior reported .
As a result of the investigations carried out, it was possible to identify that the possible kidnappers were keeping the three operators of the buses in which they were traveling as hostages, deprived of their liberty.
Thus, a tactical deployment of Grupo Fusión-UECS was implemented: made up of elements of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) SEIDO-Morelos Delegation, the State Public Security Commission (CES), and the Criminal Investigation Police ( PIC).
The Morelos Prosecutor’s Office reported through its Twitter account that the capture of 78 alleged kidnappers was recorded, among whom are 43 men, 14 women, and 21 minors , who due to their age are classified as unimpeachable and were handed over to the Attorney for the Protection of Girls, Boys, Adolescents and the Family of the DIF Morelos System.
In addition to achieving the release of the victims, the agents seized three buses, five cell phones, and a container with coins of different denominations .
Of the 78 people arrested , 61 are from the state of Guerrero, 15 from the state of Morelos, one from Michoacán, and another from Mexico City .
Intelligence information collected by Excelsior indicated that the group of people from Guerrero operated in favor of a criminal organization, which paid up to 1,500 pesos to the subjects for extorting drivers and blocking the passage of various booths and collection centers: they forced them to deliver the cash payment of a specified amount called a fee .
A group of people demonstrated on Wednesday night in the vicinity of the UECS , where they blocked access to the highway and facilities. They demanded the release of those detained during the operation carried out on Tuesday .
The protesters caused damage to units of the Municipal and State Police , in addition to initiating attacks against police officers, Excelsior reported . The people threw stones, for which a deployment of the elements carried out the arrest of 69 people: 39 men, 16 women, and 41 minors, who were placed at the disposal of the agent of the Public Ministry.
Of the total number of detainees, 46 were originally from the state of Guerrero, 21 from Morelos, one person from the state of Oaxaca, and one from the state of Veracruz .
The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Morelos reported that they continue to reinforce the actions to combat impunity through investigations carried out by regional and specialized prosecutors. Their objective is to guarantee access to the administration of justice to the victims in the state.
Actions that violate the security and peace of families in Morelos, said the FGE, are addressed through operational coordination between federal and state authorities integrated in the Coordination Table for the Construction of Peace.