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Poultry vendors kidnapped by La Familia Michoacana cartel in Toluca (Watch Video)

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For not paying extortion or “derecho de floor”, as it is commonly known, four men who were dedicated to the poultry business in the region were kidnapped by alleged members of La Familia Michoacana cartel in Toluca, State of Mexico.

The men who worked in a chicken slaughterhouse were kidnapped on December 22, the date on which the tragedy occurred that has the families of the victims in suspense. Organized crime influences the cost of foods in Mexico such as chicken, lemon, avocado, and others that increase prices to pay for extortions.

During the early hours of that day, a group of armed individuals broke into the chicken warehouse located in the Parques Nacionales neighborhood, in the Mexican municipality of Toluca, and forcibly took away four of the workers.

In a video circulating on social media, people can see the moment when about five hooded men enter the chicken store in a white truck and subdue the workers who are cutting chicken on a table at the back of the warehouse.

At gunpoint and in less than three minutes, the alleged criminals forced four of the employees into the van and kidnapped them.

The chicken suppliers were kidnapped allegedly by members of the Familia Michoacana in Edomex were identified as Eliseo Escobar Ramírez, 47 years old; Isidoro Díaz Casimiro, 40 years old; Jaime Ramos Reyes, 22 years old; and Rigoberto Colin Consuelo, 41 years old, who is deaf and mute.

According to the videos from the business cameras, he is precisely the first one they subdue.

The N+ portal points out that his acquaintances confirmed that Rigoberto Colin Consuelo had been working in the chicken shop for half a year, whose main job was peeling and cutting chicken, earning close to 2,500 pesos a week.

They explained that due to his condition, it was difficult for him to find work and they learned to communicate with him. The wife and their three daughters are also deaf from birth and Rigoberto is the breadwinner of the family.

They pointed out that they reported the extortion without results that the situation is the same for all the polleros and that in Ixtlahuaca 16 chicken vendors were taken away to demand the quota.

Karina Contreras, owner of this poultry business said that they stopped paying the protection fee (derecho de piso) a year ago because they no longer could or had the money to pay, since every fortnight they handed over 950 thousand pesos to organized crime and almost two million a month, and the current rate imposed is two pesos per kilo.

Likewise, a relative of one of the chicken vendors kidnapped by La Familia Michoacana, Jaime Ramos – who withheld his identity for security reasons – denounced in an interview with Azucena Uresti on Radio Formula, that nothing is known about them and demanded that the authorities accelerate the investigation.

The Prosecutor’s Office reported on Sunday, December 24, the arrest of Santiago Ramón, an alleged member of La Familia Michoacana who would be involved with the kidnapping of the four men in Toluca, State of Mexico.

TYT Newsroom

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