Macuilón leader linked to the Barbie in Morelos
Horatio Nelson Vargas Garcia, 34, was arrested in a raid Dec. 8 near Ticumán
MEXICO CITY, The Mexican Federal Police announced the capture of Horatio Nelson Vargas García, alias “El Macuilón”, “one of the main leaders of the criminal organization headed by Edgar Valdez Villareal” La Barbie “in the Morelos state, “center country.
“The Macuilón” is responsible for the criminal operations of the criminal group linked to “Barbie”, one of the most wanted criminals in Mexico until his arrest on August 30, 2010, in the western state of Morelos, particularly in the Jojutla municipalities, Zacatepec, Amacuzac Tlaltizapán and Lake Tequesquitengo.
Garcia Vargas was arrested in the past and convicted in 2009 for the crime of extortion that had led him to jail until last year.
Once free the subject re-entered the criminal organization and “maintained an alliance with the criminal group La Familia, which allowed him to gain the support of financial and material resources in order to position the criminal organization and take control of several municipalities “Morelos.
Held “The Macuilón” were found a handgun, 191 rounds for guns of different calibers, a car with registration in the southern state of Guerrero, chargers, 27 thousand 400 pesos (about two thousand dollars) and three cell phones.
The action is one more of the Mexican federal forces against criminal organizations operating in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon to launch a frontal attack strategy criminal groups in December 2006, shortly after coming to power .
This strategy has achieved its greatest successes in arrests of criminals but has failed to curb the violence plaguing the country and has left some 40 000 violent deaths, according to unofficial data.