The fight against “huachicoleo”, or fuel theft, is also taking place in Yucatán, as on Thursday Jan. 24th, a federal mega-operation took place in the municipality of Sotuta, where one suspect was arrested, and residents were alarmed to see such an unusual deployment of army, navy and state police officers in the their hometown.
Agents of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), Navy of Mexico, Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Secretary of Public Security of the State arrived with ambulances, cranes and other official vehicles.
The officers seized about 300 liters of gasoline from a clandestine outlet on Calle 20 between 27 and 29, which is the road to the town of Cantamayec.
In the property, located two blocks away from the Municipal Police Headquarters of Sotuta, Isidro Balam was arrested. The man is known in town with the nickname of “Cositas” and he is approximatelly 30 years old.
Several residents said that there are other clandestine gasoline points of sale in town, such as “Don Raúl”, “Renán”, and “Luis Simá” nicknamed “Pichi”.
It was said that Marijuana and other drugs were also seized on the premises, but that was not confirmed by the police report.
It was found out that during the operation, mayor Reyna Isabel Yam, was in Mérida.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx