According to the religious leader, this criminal cell, whose name he did not specify, took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic in Guerrero, to enter and operate in Chilpancingo
The increase in the rates of violence that have been recorded in recent weeks in the state capital, originates from the entry of a new criminal group that is controlling the collection of fees from merchants and other criminal activities, revealed the bishop of the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Salvador Rangel Mendoza.
He indicated that according to the information that has reached his ears through unofficial channels, this criminal group entered the city a month ago and displaced the one who had been operating, and they show that they are acting under the protection of some rulers.
According to the religious leader, this criminal cell, whose name he did not specify, took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic in Guerrero, to enter and operate Chilpancingo, “The new group is leaving worse than the first. It has already started to collect floor, there have already been many murders. As far as I knew, from the government’s point of view, it was not to let any group in, but one came out, another entered and the situation is worse, “he lamented.
Rangel Mendoza demanded that the state authorities provide security to the population of the capital, “above all that they do not harm third parties, that they do not harm innocents and that this famous collection of land, kidnappings, is banished.”
The bishop warned that if the authorities do not act, the rates of violence and the imposition of quotas would increase in the city, in the midst of the Covid-19 contingency.
He warned that violence rates could continue to grow in the coming days, due to this phenomenon, since they are imposing quotas on businesses that are barely surviving due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so businesses sometimes have to work with losses and on top of that you have to pay crime.
“These are difficult times for them (the members of the criminal group) too. Before they had it easier because of the poppy trade, the opium gum trade so that no longer exists. So I can say that in this period the mines closed and There was also no entrance for criminals, but right now I think the mines have already opened and hopefully they will leave people alone. “