Mexico’s 10 Most Wanted Former Government Officials
The most wanted government officials involved in organized crime are in majority from police agencies. Some have been people in the legislature, in the bureaucracy and in some cases were teachers.
The following list presents former officials that for the last three years have been the most wanted in Mexico.
Santiago Adrian Gonzalez
Santiago Adrian Gonzalez Lopez has been the most wanted man in Nuevo Leon for the past three months. He was in charge of the motor vehicle division until the first half of this year.
Gonzalez Lopez is accused for stealing 175,000 license plates. He disappeared one month before the authorities issued a warrant against him.
It is estimated that 30 million pesos were lost. The official version states that the license plates will never be recovered, because they were sold as scrap for the amount of $900,000 pesos.
The Mexico General Attorney Office is offering a reward of $248,337 pesos for information providing location of his whereabouts.
Óscar Luis Rodríguez Olivares
In September of 2011, a two year old child was taken to a hospital in Nuevo Leon. The mother of the baby told the doctors that her baby had rolled off the table. However, the medical staff was able to determine that the wounds did not match the ones caused by an accident after auscultations (the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis). The medical personnel asked for the intervention of the authorities, who arrested the mother and attempted to arrest the father, Óscar Luis Rodríguez Olivares, who got away.
Rodríguez Olivares arrived to Nuevo Leon with his family in March 2011. Authorities discovered that Rodriguez Olivares is the same person who was the Security Guard Chief in Cardenas, Tabasco.
In May 2010, while working in the municipal government, Rodríguez Olivares took part in the kidnap, torture, rape and homicide of three teenage women in this State.
The Mexico General Attorney Office is offering a reward of $1,500,000 pesos for his capture.
Nehemías Cruz Hernández
Nehemías Cruz Hernández was the secretary of an administrative court in Monterrey. According to investigation from the Specialized Office in Organized Crime, he laundered money for 8 years for the amount of $950 million pesos from a cell of Los Zetas.
Esiquio Martinez, Secretary in the Seventh Court District, also half brother of Cruz Hernandez, managed 13 bank accounts where operations up to 13 million pesos were triangulated in favor of the cartel.
Esiquio has been arrested, but Nehemias is still on the loose.
The Mexico General Attorney Office offers a reward of $2,000,000 pesos for Nehemías Cruz Hernández capture.
Manuel Alberto Fernández Félix
Manuel Alberto Fernández Félix, 25 year of age, worked in the political campaign of Eduardo Castro Luque for deputy of Sonora in the past electoral process, the young man celebrated the victory along with Castro Luque.
Fernandez Felix hired a “sicario” to murder Castro Luque and on September 14 of this year, Castro Luque was killed.
Authorities were able to arrest the sicario and Fernandez Felix’s ambitions were exposed. He is now the most wanted man in Sonora.
It is unknown whether there is a reward being offered for his capture.
Angel Roberto Altamirano Aguilar, Giovanny Andrés Alejo, Jesus Ortiz Tu y Francisco Javier Vallejos Tun
A group of four police officers are wanted for their involvement in riots caused by their forensically proven actions.
The riots involved more than twelve hours of street riots, four police cars overturned and one set on fire, several policemen injured and damages to the Campeche Attorney General offices, in February of 2010.
The riots began because of the citizens indignation raised for the murder of the taxi driver, Jose Luis Flores Rosado, at the hands of the four wanted, state police officers, who questioned the taxi driver at their police station for his alleged involvement in a robbery.
The state attorney, Renato Sales Heredia stated after the murder that, Flores Rosado (the taxi driver) had died of a cardiac arrest, but a second autopsy proved torture.
By the time the second forensics analysis was accomplished, the four police officers responsible for the murder were gone. Two years and eight months later their whereabouts remain unknown.
Angel Roberto Altamirano Aguilar, Giovanny Andrés Alejo, Jesus Ortiz Tu y Francisco Javier Vallejos Tun are on the list of most wanted in Mexico.
Humberto and Jesus Torres Charles
Until March 2003, Humberto Torres Charles was an agent of the Coahuila Attorney General Office, this institution was directed by his brother Jesus, during the PRI government of Humberto Moreira.
The Attorney General Office of the Republic said that Humberto Torres received $300,000 pesos in monthly bases to inform “Los Zetas’ about police actions against them, he shared this mission with Enrique Gonzalez Nava, regional head of the Federal Investigation Agency at that time.
Torres Charles was also part of a corruption network with Jorge Luis Valbuena Flores, member of the Federal Police whose mission was to blow the whistle on the freeway and highway operations carried out by federal forces stationed in Coahuila, as well as “clean out” the routes for clear passage to transport drugs.
For each of these former agents there is a reward of $3,000,000 pesos.
Servando Gómez Martínez
Servando Gómez Martínez, alias “La Tuta”, worked hard for the first decade of the 2000’s to be the leader of the Knights Templar, formerly known as La Familia Michoacana. During this time he also was collecting a salary as an elementary school teacher assigned by the Secretary of Public Education (SEP).
Although Servando Gómez was included in the 2009 list of most wanted by the Attorney General Office of the Republic, who offered a reward of 30 million pesos for any information leading to his capture, the SEP continued to pay “La Tuta” his salary as elementary teacher of the school, Melchor Ocampo of the city of Arteaga until March 2011. He remains at large.
By Raul Ponce de Leon Curmina