Jose Mario Lago Villarreal, whose list of aliases includes the colorful "El Rambo" and "El Boyler," was arrested with four others after the murder of municipal policeman Ernesto Tamayo Lopez on Friday, March 18. According to reports, it was "El Boyler" who gave the order to kill Tamayo, whose partner was wounded in the shooting. The policemen were investigating a car-theft operation. Bail was set at $15,000 for Villarreal's release on March 20.
This is not the first time Villarreal has been arrested. Six months ago, on Sept. 12, 2010, he was nabbed for possession of a Colt .45 and five cartridges. "Zeta" charges the state attorney's office with incompetence in putting Villarreal at the disposal of the federal Attorney General's office ... from which he was set at liberty.
"Zeta" also mentions Villarreal's alleged crime boss, Jorge Manuel Alarcon Jacobo, as another suspect who has been arrested and set free. The publication mentions both men as suspects in a series of murders and attacks on the military, police and government officials from April to December 2009. Alarcon was busted with three others (one of whom had marijuana on him) on Jan. 25, 2011 for shooting at a police unit, an offense with severe penalties under the Penal Code of Baja California. However, Alarcon is not sitting in a prison these days (there were reports that he was imprisoned in January, but they did not disclose much details). The state attorney's office once again kicked the case to the feds ... and Alarcon is a free man (in fairness, two of his accomplices are reportedly behind bars in Tijuana).
Sicilia mourns son's deathThe poet and journalist Javier Sicilia eloquently spoke about his grief over the death of his 24-year-old son, Juan Francisco Sicilia, who was found slain in a car with six others in Temixco, Morelos, on Monday morning.
Sicilia said that not even the Mafia of old would act as brutally as the narcotraffickers of today, and that the latter are indiscriminately killing innocents.
"I don't want another dead boy," he said, as related by El Universal. "I don't want another boy branded by the authorities and the press, linked with narcotrafficking. I want our boys to have opportunities to grow, and that they will be able to really rebuild this nation, because this nation is absolutely torn apart."