They arrest “El Patron”, alleged intellectual author of the attack against Ciro Gómez Leyva
Ciro Gómez Leyva, journalist and host of Imagen Televisiónannounced that Mexican authorities They arrested Armando "E", “El Patrón”alleged head of the criminal group that attempted on his life on December 15, 2022 in Mexico City.
#LAST MINUTE Mexican authorities confirm that Armando Escárcega, “El Patrón”, alleged leader of the group that made an attempt on my life, was arrested in California. They inform me that they will release more details shortly. CGL
— Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) October 17, 2023
On his social networks, the journalist reported that "The boss" He was arrested in California and is identified as an alleged member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
#FGRInforma | In compliance with a request from the #FGRof provisional detention for the purposes of extradition, Armando “E” was arrested for the crime of criminal association within the criminal cell that attempted against the journalist's life @CiroGomezL. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/txeEzGrGKJ
— FGR México (@FGRMexico) October 17, 2023
The Attorney General's Office (FGR) reported on the provisional arrest for extradition purposes against Armando “E”for the crime of intellectual authorship of the attempted murder against journalist Ciro Gómez Leyvto.
“The Marshals of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), of the United States Department of Justice, detained “El Patron” in the city of Delano, California, placing him at the disposal of the competent judge, for extradition," the journalist wrote on his social networks.
The FGR On September 17, 2023, it exercised its power to bring the case of the Imagen Televisión host, for which 13 people who are supposedly related to the attack have already been arrested and linked.
On December 15, the truck in which Ciro Gómez Leyva was traveling was attacked with bullets, near his home in the Florida neighborhood, south of Mexico City.
“Someone, judging by what happened, by what the authorities, the Public Ministry, the experts, told me, wanted to kill me last night,” he said.
According to the investigation, the alleged attackers of journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva followed him for at least five days prior to the direct attack they carried out against him.
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