Authorities investigate high-ranking police officer in connection with the attack against García Harfuch

Omar García Harfuch said he knew a criminal organization would launch an attack against him since 2019

Authorities investigate high-ranking police officer in connection with the attack against García Harfuch
The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel collaborated with several Mexico City-based criminal organizations to launch an attacked against Omar García Harfuch - Photo: File photo
English 30/07/2020 13:53 Mexico City Actualizada 14:04

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According to insiders, Mexico City authorities have requested information about an officer working at the local Public Security Ministry (SSC) for “unusual activities.” Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the agent was allegedly involved in the attacks against Mexico City police chief Omar García Harfuch.

This is just one of many lines of inquiry. Authorities didn’t mention what types of “unusual activities” did the officer engage in or his identity.

Moreover, local authorities identified six more suspects who were involved in the attack against Harfuch on June 26. Prosecutors are expected to request several arrest warrants in the upcoming days. 

So far, authorities had identified 19 suspects involved in the assassination attempt against the local police chief. The suspects remain in prison since July 8. 

On July 19, EL UNIVERSAL revealed that local prosecutors had new lines of inquiry regarding the attack against Omar García Harfuch and that this would push them to request several arrest warrants.

Moreover, authorities may request arrest warrants against local cartel members after the media reported the involvement of gunmen from La Anti-Unión Tepito in the armed attack.

According to the local Attorney General’s Office, the La Anti-Unión Tepito Cartel participated in the attack.

Omar García Harfuch has since returned to work. During a press conference held on Tuesday, García Harfuch said that the government is working to strengthen the police’s Internal Affairs Department and is closely following the process to fire corrupt police officers. 
 
As part of the investigation, Omar García Harfuch said he knew a criminal organization would launch an attack against him since August 2019.

The CJNG tried to kill Harfuch

On June 29, EL UNIVERSAL reported that the deadly Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel collaborated with several Mexico City-based criminal organizations to launch the attacked against Omar García Harfuch, the city’s police chief. 

Investigations indicated the CJNG members planned to set García Harfuch’s vehicle on fire. 
 
The investigation suggested the CJNG deployed members of La Unión Tepito, the Tláhuac Cartel, and a recently created criminal group called ACME. Moreover, ACME provided vehicles, warehouses, and homes for the gunmen to stay before the attack. 

The investigation launched by Mexico City authorities indicated that Julio César Montero Pinzón, aka “El Tarjetas,”ordered the attack and that the bloody drug cartel spend millions in vehicles, weapons, and gunmen. “El Tarjetas” is close to Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho,” the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel. 
 
Sources close to the investigation told EL UNIVERSAL that Montero Pinzón, a CJNG leader in Puerto Vallarta, sent José Armando, aka “El Vaca,” to Mexico City to plan the attack against Harfuch. 

The criminals purchased vehicles since June 9, as well as several weapons.

According to local authorities, the 19 suspects arrested were ready to tell the same story to authorities to divert the investigation. They all claimed to be construction workers, artisans, and farmers.  

The Mexico City-based organizations

ACME operates in northern Mexico City. It is dedicated to theft in public transport, theft, and burglary. In February 2020, the criminal group started selling drugs in locations controlled by La Unión Tepito. The criminals were looking to expand their criminal activities with the help of the CJNG. 

One of the trucks used in the attack against Harfuch was seen leaving a warehouse that belongs to ACME. Meanwhile, members of La Unión Tepito were in charge of monitoring García Harfuch’s activities. 
 
The Tláhuac Cartel deployed their gunmen for the attack. The local organization also provided homes for the gunmen to hide. 

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