Photo: Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán
Federal Authorities have reported that Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán, and Noah Octavio Aburto Inclan, mayor of Tacámbaro have been arrested for extortion.
Chavez is accused of extortion, and allegedly of demanding monthly payments from several aldermen in support of the Knights Templar Drug Cartel. They also state that Aburto Inclan is in police custody for for his alleged responsibility in the crime of embezzlement to the detriment of the City of Tacámbaro.
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) also arrested, Secretary of the Interim Government and former Governor Jesus Reyna.
The PGR said in a statement it found a relationship between Reyna Garcia and the criminal organization of the Knights Templar.
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