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"You see how easy it is to get to you": the day the Beltrán Leyva cartel kidnapped García

Arturo Beltrán Leyva,
Arturo Beltrán Leyva, "El Barbas", was killed in an armed confrontation with the Navy (Photo: Special)

On Genaro García Luna have been interwoven thousands of stories. From some of his "feats"As a police chief, until black episodes As the mounting televised the arrest of the alleged kidnappers Israel Vallarta and Florence Cassez.

A little known story happened when the call "super police" was headline of the extinct and controversial Federal Investigation Agency (AFI), during the administration of Vicente Fox.

The Writer and journalist security expert, Ricardo Ravelo, he pointed out in an interview with Carmen Aristegui on CNN in 2010 which García Luna was raised by the cartel of the Beltrán Leyva.

Detail that this version comes of a letter than AFI agents sent to the Public Safety Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. The events occurred when García Luna performed a travel by road to Tepoztlan, Morelos, when was intercepted by a group of heavily armed men.

"El Barbas" required García Luna to fulfill the agreed commitments (Photo: REUTERS / Tomas Bravo / File)

The hitmen, added Ravelo, identified themselves as people of the cartel of the Beltrán Leyva detailing that received the order to take it away. He then AFI chief knew what it was about and said to their escorts than did not intervene, got out of the vehicle and left with the command. "The lord wants to talk to you", they told them.

According to the journalist's account, the armed men they took to one house where I know found Arturo Beltrán Leyva, "The Barbas" maximum leader of that criminal organization.

Being face to face, "The Barbashe said to Genaro: "you see how easy it is to get to you”, Details Ravelo. Beltrán Leyva pressed to García Luna so that he fulfilled the agreements that both of them They had. Little time then, the Beltrán Leyva released García Luna and they let continue with their way.

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This passage, Ravelo says, was made with testimonies of their own escorts from the AFI that he had Garcia Luna.

The journalist Ricardo Ravelo was the one who revealed that dark passage in the history of García Luna (Photo: Cuartocuro)
The journalist Ricardo Ravelo was the one who revealed that dark passage in the history of García Luna (Photo: Cuartocuro)

At that time, the Beltrán Leyva were still allies of the Sinaloa cartel. Garcia Luna would have been piece fundamental in the breakup of both. In January of 2008, Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, "The Mochomo", It was arrested by a special group of the Army, accompanied by elements of the defunct AFI, in Culiacán, Sinaloa.

"The Mochomo" I was very missed, because your organization I had paid tens of millions of dollars to high officials for protectionRavelo points out.

Then they knew, the detention it had been a treason, guilty: Joaquín Guzmán Loera. "El Chapo" there would be given information to García Luna to stop the youngest of the Beltrán Leyva.

This betrayal caused a breaking off between the Beltrán Leyva and the Sinaloa cartelas well as a tough war between both organizations. The capture "El Mochomo" was the start of a hunting of the federal government against the Beltrán Leyva, who fell one by one and in a short time to benefit of Guzmán Loera.

The power of the Beltrán Leyva brothers was divided into other criminal groups. (Photo: Special)
The power of the Beltrán Leyva brothers was divided into other criminal groups. (Photo: Special)

Arturo Beltrán Leyva was shot during an operation of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, the 16 of December of 2009, almost two years after the arrest of "El Mochomo".

Within a few days, the 30 of December, It was arrested Carlos Beltrán Leyva, in Culiacán, Sinaloa. While Héctor Beltrán Leyva, "The H", It was captured the one of October of 2014 in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato.

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Then the Beltrán Leyva practically disappeared of the criminal map, seven criminal cells emanating from the organization of the brothers they seized power. The hand of Garcia Luna and his influence in the federal government facilitated the drop of three of the four Beltrán Leyva.

“El Chapo” betrayed the Beltrán Leyva, so had Genaro García Luna, who received millions of dollars from the brothers (Photo: DEA.GOV)
“El Chapo” betrayed the Beltrán Leyva, so had Genaro García Luna, who received millions of dollars from the brothers (Photo: DEA.GOV)

"El Chapobetrayed to the Beltrán Leyva, too I had done it Genaro García Luna, this received money from the brothers, as mentioned in the trial against Joaquín Guzmán. One of the protected witnesses of the American authorities, Jesus "The kingZambada, brother of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, accused García Luna of to receive First 50 million dollars of the brothers Beltrán Leyva, when these were allies of the Sinaloa cartel.

This happened during the governments of the PAN Vicente Vicente and Felipe Calderón, refer the words of Zambada García. That is, in the same times in which Garcia Luna would have been kidnapped for the Beltrán Leyva.

Ricardo Ravelo points out that the letter than they sent the escorts García Luna, witnesses to the events, sent to the Chamber of Deputies had no repercussions. "Has probably been archived", Indicated.

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