Gabino Salvador Eduardo Mercado, alias El Pollo was arrested with five other suspects, after an operation in Almoloya
The Secretary of Public Safety (SSC) announced they managed the arrest of six suspected drug dealers including Gabino Salvador Eduardo Mercado, alias El Pollo, alleged leader of the Plaza de Toluca, the criminal group “La Familia Michoacana.”
The arrest took place after an operation in the town of Almoloya de Juarez, was detected after a convoy of five vehicles traveling on the Bypass Bicentennial and headed to the city of Toluca.
The convoy consisted of a Ford Lobo 4×4 yellow license plates LZD 4634, a Dodge Stratus sand color with registration 630 MCG, a white Nissan Tsuru MDK plates 4748, another white Nissan Tsuru rubberized MLS number 8674 and a vehicle with color plates 2132 Taxi JEW.
When they were stopped they found 734 rounds of ammunition for different types of firearms and 688 doses of narcotic properties of cocaine.
Among those arrested was Gabino Mercado who took over the Square in this region and distributed drugs in the municipalities of Metepec, Toluca, Calimaya, San Mateo Atenco, Zincacantepec, Almoloya, Lerma and Mexicaltzingo.
At a press conference, Secretary of Public Safety, Salvador Neme explained that according to networks of links and information that keeps the SSC was determined that Gaviño Market “El Pollo” took over the sale of narcotics as chief square in place of Alexis Aguilar Joshua Trujillo “The Kiko or The Double K” who was arrested on 24 August by institution staff.
“In the convoy were arrested Eduardo Mercado Gaviño Salvador” El Pollo “26-year-old Juan Jose Villa Isidoro” The Texan “26, Luis Felipe Ventura Guerrero” The Arch “21, Humberto Mendoza Malvaez” El Coco “Red 32, Eleazar Mario Falcón Arrellano” The Bocas “26 years and Nayeli Correa market” Naye “25.
“Detainees were secured four guns caliber 10 mm, 22 mm and two .38 Special and a bulletproof vest, 11 radio communication equipment and a suitcase with 86 thousand dollars in cash,” said Neme Sastré
The detainees, weapons and narcotics seized, were made available to the Attorney General of the State of Mexico to determine their legal status and expanding research in relation to other crimes.