Photo: New Generation Cartel
Four suspected Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel members have been arrested for the March 9 murder of Jalisco Tourism Secretary Jose de Jesus Gallegos, Mexican prosecutors said.
Juan Manuel Gonzalez Martinez, 29, and Julio Andres Vazquez Estrada, 36, were arrested five days after the killing and provided investigators with information that led to the capture of two other suspects, Jonathan Garcia and Carlos Ernesto Muñoz Morales, 25, Jalisco state Attorney General Luis Carlos Najera said.
The four cartel members are also suspected of being involved in the murder of Venezuelan model Daisy Ferrer and at least three other people, the AG said.
Gallegos was killed while driving in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.
Ferrer was kidnapped and murdered in December 2012. Her body was found in Guadalajara, Jalisco’s capital, thanks to an anonymous tip.
The model went missing on the night of Dec. 12 and no ransom demand was made prior to the discovery of the corpse, officials said.
Ferrer lived in Zapopan, a city in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.