The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, held “local and state authorities” responsible for the growth of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel this Sunday, whose leader José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, aka “El Marro”, was captured.
López Obrador, who recalled that the state of Guanajuato has become “the most violent state in the country”, has assured that the violence is due to “complicity and compromise with local and state authorities” through organized crime, he reported to the local newspaper ‘ El Sol de México ‘.
“Deceiving yourself by chasing one gang and protecting another is over. The law must be applied equally,” warned the Mexican president, criticizing impunity in Guanajuato, a state that focuses on 15 percent of the murders that are happening in Mexico.
‘El Marro’ had threatened López Obrador with death. Yépez, one of the most wanted men in Mexico, runs an organization known for stealing fuel and making Guanajuato one of the most violent countries in the country. Last year more than 47 police officers were killed.