The high police official within the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas sparked a lot controversy after he publicly begged the drug cartels that management his state to “behave” within the upcoming summer season elections.
This week, Sergio Hernando Chavez, the Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretary, requested drug cartels in his state to behave through the June 2 presidential elections, claiming that peace was wanted to preserve or “renew” native officers and state legislators for the good thing about the state.
Chavez made these feedback earlier than native information shops in Tamaulipas, the place he claimed his company was working to make sure the state was protected for the election. On June 2, Mexico will maintain a nationwide election for president and numerous state and native elections.
El secretario de Seguridad Pública de #Tamaulipas, Sergio Chávez, pidió a “quienes se dedican a las actividades delictivas” respetar para que la gente pueda salir a votar el próximo 2 de junio: pic.twitter.com/joUrNYQuG3
— Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) January 16, 2024
Pundits and opposition leaders jumped at Chavez’s feedback, claiming that they proved that the state was managed by drug cartels and never by the federal government. The state’s high police official has been criticized on the nationwide degree for being fully impotent in stopping cartel violence in his state whereas his employees makes use of demonstrably false statistics to declare the area is protected. Within police circles, Chavez has additionally develop into a working joke for falling asleep throughout safety conferences, regulation enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas.
Under Chavez’s watch, the Gulf Cartel has averted dealing with any actual penalties for a number of high-profile crimes which have made nationwide and worldwide information.
Most lately, the Gulf Cartel kidnapped 32 migrants from a passenger bus close to the town of Nuevo Progreso. The case turned one other scandal when authorities claimed to have rescued the migrants. Days later, Mexico’s president was pressured to admit that the cartel had launched them and no rescue had taken place — confirming Breitbart Texas’ preliminary reporting on the case.
Similarly, in March 2023, the Gulf Cartel kidnapped 4 U.S. residents, killing two of them. Chavez and federal authorities claimed to have rescued them when, in truth, the Gulf Cartel had left them in a stash home to be discovered and shortly after left a bunch of tied-up gunmen who had allegedly taken half within the kidnapping. As Breitbart Texas reported completely, the Gulf Cartel used city-owned ambulances to transfer the kidnapping victims and had the assistance and safety of a high metropolis official who was a former Gulf Cartel gunman.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles undertaking with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart administration. You can observe him on Twitter and on Facebook. He will be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.
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