The head of the Attorney General's Office of the state of Guerrero, Sandra Luz Valdovinos confirmed that after the armed attack that occurred yesterday in the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, 20 people have already been killed, among them the mayor of the town, Conrado Mendoza Almeida.
In an interview with Hechos AM, the official announced that following yesterday's violence in the mountain area of Guerrero, an operation was launched by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), the National Guard, and state authorities.
He informed that ministerial agents, experts, and public prosecutors, as well as tow trucks and official vehicles, moved to the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan to join the joint operation to locate and arrest those responsible for the death of 20 people in that demarcation of Tierra Caliente.
He informed that the personnel of the Attorney General's Office is in San Miguel Totolapan carrying out investigative actions to exhaust all available resources to find those responsible for the death of Conrado "N" and Juan "N", president and former municipal president of San Miguel Totolapan respectively, and to clarify what happened on Wednesday afternoon in that town.
Later, in the morning conference, the Undersecretary of Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja confirmed the death of 20 people in Totolapan.
He reported that according to a video that is in the process of being authenticated, the criminal group Los Tequileros, claimed responsibility for the attack as well as the death of a former official of that municipality earlier this month, which had initially been reported as an accident.
What happened in San Miguel Totolapan?
On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 5, attacks were registered against the town hall of San Miguel Totolapan, Guerrero, and the house of the mayor of the municipality, in the case of the municipal headquarters the aggression was repelled by police, however, there were no casualties on the part of the armed group that attacked the municipal presidency.
During today's attack, the death of the mayor of San Miguel Totolapan, Conrado Mendoza, of the PRD, was confirmed, and he condemned the events through his social networks. The names of ten people who have already been identified were released:
Conrado Mendoza Almeida, Municipal President of San Miguel Totolapan.Juan Mendoza Acosta, former Municipal President of San Miguel Totolapan, (father of the mayor).Gustavo Salazar, an American citizen (brother-in-law of the mayor).Fredi Martínez Suazo, Director of Public Security of San Miguel Totolapan.Roberto Mata Marcial, Advisor to the Municipal President.Professor Genesis Araujo Marcos, Administrator of the Health Jurisdiction 01 of Tlapehuala.Samuel García N., Personal Security of the Municipal President.José Antolín Calvo Caballero, Personal Security of the Municipal President.Javier Domínguez N., owner of the place where the bodies were located.Javier Domínguez N. (son of the mayor).
During the afternoon of Wednesday, blockades were reported at the accesses to the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, to impede the passage of the authorities.
Who committed the massacre in San Miguel Totolapan, Guerrero?
On Wednesday afternoon, October 5, an armed group stormed the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, Guerrero, committing a massacre in which 20 people were killed, including Mayor Conrado Mendoza, his father, son, brother-in-law, city hall officials, police, and civilians: but who committed or which criminal group is behind this attack?
A video was disseminated through social networks in which a group of armed and hooded subjects appears. They claim to be "Los Tequileros" and claimed responsibility for the massacre in San Miguel Totolapan. This is a criminal group that operates in that mountain region and was believed to have been dismantled in 2019 when its leader, Raybel Jacobo, was killed in a confrontation.