n August 20th, eighteen Mexican smugglers were arrested on the Nicaragua border with Honduras and Nicaragua police found $ 9.2 million, plus traces of cocaine in the six vans in which they moved and had logos Televisa.
The money was on its way to Costa Rica for unknown reasons.
Among those arrested Alatorre Raquel Correa, considered the leader of the group, and also Cecilio Lopez Gutierrez, who appears to have municipal police in the Mexican city of Durango, according to the researchers.
According to Mexican media, mentioned by Juarez, Alatorre, who say his real name is Raquel Juana Alvarado Torres, and bought the 17 detained nine vans on behalf of Televisa, not just the six that were confiscated in Nicaragua.
The head of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR, Attorney) Mexico, Marisela Morales, said in late September that neither the 18 people arrested in Nicaragua or in vehicles traveling with money and traces of drugs “have nothing to do with the company (Televisa) “.
Morales admitted that there was “a plot of the very people who are arrested”, alleged members of organized crime, and found to be put “on behalf of the company Televisa these trucks.”
Grupo Televisa has denied linking vehicles or arrested with the company, both in Mexico and Nicaragua.
The trial for the 18 detainees facing criminal charges of alleged drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, begins on December 3, 2012
The General Attorney’s Office of Nicaragua accused 18 detainees of being a Mexican criminal group “highly organized” dedicated to the transfer of “large quantities” of drugs between Costa Rica and Mexico.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica