El "Mochomito", son of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, is released from Puente Grande prison

After serving half of his original sentence, Jesús Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, alias "Mochomito" obtained a judicial benefit that allowed him to leave the Puente Grande prison.

El "Mochomito", son of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, is released from Puente Grande prison
Jesús Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, alias "Mochomito". Image: FGR

Jesús Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, alias "Mochomito" and eldest son of extradited drug lord Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, the "Mochomo", was released from the Metropolitan Prison of Jalisco by court order, after serving almost five years in prison, of the 10 years that were dictated in his original sentence, which a court reduced to 9, for the crimes of possession of cocaine for commercial purposes and carrying a firearm for the exclusive use of the Army; He was also ordered to pay fines of more than 16 thousand pesos.

The man known as "Mochomito", about his father's nickname, was arrested on December 9, 2016, in the Ciudad Granja neighborhood of Zapopan, by federal police officers who intercepted him along with his subordinates, Joel Eduardo, Baudelio, Gerardo Eddy and Jesús Rafael. They were traveling in a Jetta and a Golf, where they were carrying three kilos of 878 grams of cocaine, a 223 caliber AR-15 rifle, a 5.7 caliber submachine gun, a nine-millimeter caliber pistol, and two 38 Super caliber handguns, as well as useful projectiles and a fragmentation grenade.

El "Mochomito," also known as "Alfredillo," had arrived in Jalisco because he was already being hunted in Culiacán, Sinaloa, according to intelligence reports from the National Security Commission (CNS).

He is the nephew of Joaquín "Chapo" Guzmán Loera, considered the intellectual and material author of the kidnapping of "Chapo's" sons, Jesús Alfredo and Iván Guzmán Salazar, which took place at La Leche restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. He is said to be responsible for orchestrating an attack with a commando of more than 50 men in the so-called Golden Triangle, where the hacienda of María Consuelo Loera Pérez, "Chapo's" mother, is located.

He also allegedly ordered kidnappings and murders of members of other criminal groups antagonistic to the Beltrán Leyva criminal group. El "Mochomito", a young man under 30 years of age, was considered the leader of the self-government in the Puente Grande Metropolitan Prison, a high-security prison run by the Jalisco government.