Gómez Arrieta was Undersecretary of Public Security of the state of Michoacán (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Carlos Gomez Arrieta, former head of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) linked to the case of the 43 young normalistas from Ayotzinapa, was admitted to the Altiplano maximum security prison, in the State of Mexico, after this Tuesday a federal judge dictated formal prison order.

And it is that the former police command had a preliminary investigation (AP / PGR / SDHPDSC / 01/001/2015) that recorded the Deputy Attorney General for Human Rights of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), for his alleged responsibility in the crimes against the administration of justice and torture to the detriment of Carlos Canto Salgado, designated as one of the members of the organization United warriors, which allegedly carried out the illegal deprivation of liberty and subsequent disappearance of the normalistas, in September 2014.

According to sources from the newspaper Milenio, a District Judge in Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico determined that the FGR contributed necessary tests that make it presume that Gómez Arrieta participated in the video that was released in the media in June 2019, where it is observed how they try to suffocate Canto Salgado with a plastic bag to make him confess.

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It is worth mentioning that Canto Salgado was detained by personnel from the PFM and the Secretary of the Navy on October 22, 2014, at 03:00 in the morning, while he was sleeping at his parents’ house in Iguala, Guerrero. He reported that He was not made available to the Public Ministry until 20 hours after his capture.

However, the authorities assured that Canto was arrested at 1:00 p.m., while walking down the street in Iguala, and was presented to the Public Ministry at 10:30 p.m. that day.

Also, in the medical exam that the then PGR practiced Canto, which was carried out a day later, documented more than 30 injuries and additional symptoms such as severe pain on shallow touch on the left side, pain that limited his movements, injured eardrums, and pain in the neck.

For their part, the apprehending elements stated that Canto suffered injuries as a result of his escape attempt, which would have forced them to subdue him in order to stop him.

The Ayotzinapa Case Committee demanded his capture of President López Obrador (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

After the video was broadcast, Gómez Arrieta I quit in his charge as Undersecretary of Public Security of the state of Michoacán, where he remained for four years.

Last March 18th a judge issued an arrest warrant against Gómez Arrieta, but as he was not at home in Morelia, Michoacán, during the federal police operation, only one search was carried out.

However, last month processed an amparo for the FGR to inform you about the crimes of which you are accused: « It is not an amparo to avoid an arrest, it is an amparo to request your rights, to know your investigation », he commented in an interview for Grupo Fórmula.

Parents of the 43 met with AMLO last Friday at the National Palace (Photo: Twitter @ A_Encinas_R)

In addition, he assured the same medium that he did not participate in such acts.

The day the video was published they said it was my voice, they said it was my voice, I did not participate in this type of event, this type of act, I am a professional guy dedicated to my work

But the past 11 of September, at 10:00 hours, voluntarily surrendered at the FGR facilities in Mexico City, almost five months after the arrest warrant was issued against him.

The apprehension of the former police command was one of the requests of the parents of the 43 normalistas of Ayotzinapa in a document delivered to the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador in recent months.

On September 26, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador give a message with his cabinet to commemorate the six years of the disappearance of the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa to report the progress of investigations, such as that related to the military that participated, arrests, resolved criminal actions and findings.


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