Detainees were involved in various killings, kidnappings and extortion, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
In a joint operation between the Attorney General of Guanajuato and the Public Security Ministry, were arrested 10 suspected members of the criminal group Knights Templar.
Secretary of State for Public Security, Alvar Cabeza de Vaca, said the detainees were involved in several killings, kidnappings and extortion in the cities of León, Silao, Guanajuato, Irapuato and Salamanca.
During the joint exercise they stopped the gang leader, identified as Ricardo Espinoza Gonzalez Bogar and / or Oscar Fernandez Campos and / or Suástegui Mauricio Correa, nicknamed “El Nino” and / or “Baby”, 25 years old.
During an interview, the official said that four months after entering the current acting state public administration, it has been dismantling 12 organized crime groups.
During the exercise carried out on Saturday five assault rifles AR-15, two 5.56 rifles and five handguns nine millimeter caliber were seized, also used vehicles to carry out their crimes and for drug sales and four safe houses.
Most of the detainees are from Morelia, Michoacan, identified as Jose Alfredo Guzman Villaseñor, nicknamed “Shorty”, 23, Santiago Hernandez Resendiz, “Jaime”, of 25, Salvador Andrade Méndez, “the Viejon”, 44, and Jose Luis Chavez Silva, “the Chelis” of 21. The leader Jesus Rodriguez also called “the Insane”, 23, Alejandro Nicolas Padilla Palomares, “the Pelon “, 30, Jose Francisco Silva,” Frank “, 28, Oscar Padilla Gómez,” the Jeton “, 30, and Bernardino Ayala, 37.
According to state prosecutors, these people are responsible for a series of extortions in the form of payment of dues or square, to the detriment of merchants and entrepreneurs from various fields, especially in the city of León.
In addition the activities related to the sale and distribution of drugs, participation is investigated several of them in the commission of multiple murders in Leon, Silao and Guanajuato.