On Monday, under the Coordinated Operation Michoacán, the Federal Police captured in the city of Morelia, Michoacan, Sergio Hernandez Carriedo, alias El Rayo, identified as the alleged operator of the criminal organization The Knights Templar.
Intelligence reports indicate that in 2009 Sergio Hernandez Carriedo, alias El Rayo, met Arnoldo Rueda Medina, alias “La Minsa”, arrested on July 13, 2009 by the Federal Police, who appointed him as head of the plaza in the state of Guanajuato, in order to place the criminal organization in the state and take control of the main towns.
According to a statement from the Federal Public Security Secretariat, in 2008 he joined La Familia organization serving as the alleged murderer of members of opposing groups under the command of Luis Ricardo Magaña Mendoza, aka The 19 ½ arrested August 23, 2009.
It is said that as a result of the intersection of information in the Intelligence Center the Federal Police was aware that Hernandez Carriedo, alias El Rayo joined the Judicial Police of the state of Michoacan in 1985, where he remained for 11 years then in 2000 was arrested on charges of robbery and extortion, he was held in the Mil Cumbres prison in Morelia, Michoacán until 2004.
Research indicates that Sergio Hernandez Carriedo, alias El Rayo was allegedly responsible for carrying out actions of illegal deprivation of liberty, extortion, murder and drug stores retail in the cities of Celaya and Irapuato, and in the Cortázar municipalities, Villagran, Jaral Progress and Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato state.
Also, Carriedo Hernandez, 46, a native of La Piedad, Michoacan, was also responsible for various local authorities to co-opt the state of Guanajuato, where he established routes to the city of Morelia, Michoacan.
During the operation, they also arrested Jorge Luis Arreola Fabian Cortez, 34, from the state of Michoacan, who stated that currently he serves as instructor of the State Police Academy in Morelia, Michoacan.
On this action they also sized two rifles, a grenade, a Lincoln truck brand, material with the characteristics of ice, communication equipment and various documentation.