|Mexico City, September 6, 2000||
Press Release N° 475/00
The Attorney General's Office states that today the Eighth District Court Judge in the Federal District ordered for Jose de Jesus Arellano Gandara, Crisoforo Arellano Delgado, Enrique Gutierrez Meza, Gerardo Lizarraga Chavez and Alberto Sanchez Reyes to be held in prison on charges of assault, violation of the Federal Law against Organized Crime and for possession of stolen items.
On August 26, 2000, Federal Judicial Police agents arrested Arellano Gandara who was driving a trailer that had been stolen from the company Easo, just a few hours earlier.
The statements made by Arellano Gandara, led the agents to a warehouse located in the San Sebastian neighborhood, in the Azcapotzalco Delegation in this city, inside of which over 200 tons of stolen merchandise was uncovered and permitted the arrest of Sanchez Reyes, Gutierrez Meza, Lizarraga Chavez and Arellano Delgado.
The detained and the seized merchandise were turned over to the Federal Public Ministry agent who, once the preliminary investigation of the case was completed, brought the corresponding formal charges against them.
The Eighth District Court Judge in the Federal District, after assessing the facts included in the investigation for case 92/2000, ruled for the accused to be held in jail.
Arellano Gandara, Sanchez Reyes, Gutierrez Meza, Lizarraga Chavez and Arellano Delgado are presently behind bars at the Reclusorio Oriente jail of this city and were denied bail.
With these actions, the Attorney General's office reiterates its commitment to combat highjackings and the sale of ill-gotten goods.