Jun 25, 2012

Lawyer of alleged son of "Chapo" accuses the government of profiting from the case

El Proceso: Americas Program Original Translation by Sarah Brady
See Spanish Original.
MEXICO CITY, (approved). - Veronica Guerrero, attorney for Félix Beltrán León, whom the Navy Department (SEMAR) presented as a son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused the federal government of using the case to gain political favor for the PAN in the upcoming presidential election.

Interviewed by Carmen Aristegui on MVS News, Guerrero claimed that the weapons allegedly seized by SEMAR were "planted" on her client, and additionally, that his wife was illegally detained, both having been pressured to accept the charges of the federal government.

Beltran Leon and Kevin Daniel Beltran Rios, 23 and 19 years old respectively, were arrested last Thursday in Zapopan, Jalisco, and have been placed under surveillence for 40 days.

The SEMAR presented Beltran Leon as Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, alleged son of Sinaloa cartel leader.

The authorities claimed they detained two long rifles, two short, four grenades, 135 thousand dollars and 195 thousand pesos.

However, Hector Rangel, representative of the alleged drug dealer's son, presented the voting card of his client which bore the name of Felix Beltran, and also compared the photographs of both men, showing that there is no physical similarity.

Rangel filed a complaint last week with the National Commission on Human Rights for violations against his client during the criminal proceedings.

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