Aug 1, 2012

Judge sees organized crime in case of high-ranking military officers

El Universal: Americas Program Original Translation by Sarah Brady

A formal arrest warrant was issued against retired General Tomas Angeles Dauahare, as well as the Generals Roberto Dahue, Ricardo Escorcia, Ruben Perez Ramirez, and Lieutenant Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez.

Silvia Otero. Mexico City. A federal judge ordered a formal arrest warrant for the participation of high-ranking military officers in organized crime, who were being informally held for their alleged links with Beltran Leyva's cartel.

The indictment, made by a federal judge in Toluca, is against the retired General Tomas Angeles Dauahare, as well as against Generals Roberto Dawe, Ricardo Escorcia, Ruben Perez Ramirez and Lieutenant Colonel Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez.

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) reported that the army officers are suspected of participating in organized crime in perpetrating drug trafficking.

In the statement of consignment also includes charges against Edgar Valdez Villareal, a.k.a. "the Barbie," and a group of alleged drug dealers and operators for Beltran Leyva's cartel.

The Third District Judge of federal criminal prosecutions, based in Toluca, issued an arrest warrant against the military officers who were being held since this past May with the expectation that they be transferred at any moment to the maximum security prison Altiplano in Almoloya de Juarez.  See Spanish Original.

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