On Wednesday April 26, Walter Alonso de Loyola Tomas “El Walter” or “La Medusa“, a member of the “Guerreros Unidos” criminal organization, and alleged responsible of the mass kidnapping and killing of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, was detained in the state of Querétaro by federal forces along with state police agents.
“La Medusa” was taken before the Assistant Attorney General’s Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime (Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada, SEIDO), and he is considered a key player in these tragic events.
Alfredo Higuera Bernal, who is in charge of the official investigation on the “Iguala Case“, pointed out that “La Medusa” is part of the criminal group led by Alejandro Palacios Benítez “El Cholo ” identified as one of the leaders linked with the murder of 43 students from the “Raúl Isidro Burgos” teacher’s school, in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.
As result of the recommendation made by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), in the sense that the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office should follow the line of investigation about other events that took place in the municipality of Huitzuco, Guerrero; the PGR is be able to comply with this investigation, resulting in the detention of Alonso de Loyola Tomas, who now faces charges of organized crime, kidnapping and homicide.
Other criminal members of “Guerreros Unidos”, Raúl Núñez Salgado “El Campera” and Gabriel León Villa “El Gabi” pointed out that, “El Walter” or “La Medusa” was the person responsible for making payments to the deputy operating director of the Iguala’s Police, Francisco Salgado Valladares, who was previously arrested on the same charges.
In the meantime, relatives of the 43 students are still protesting and marching in México City. The last march took place on iconic avenue “Paseo de la Reforma”, from landmark “El Angel de la Independecia” to the Interior Ministry Office (SEGOB), on Bucareli Street. During this protest, a group of “hooded individuals” made an attack against Federal Police agents who were guarding the entrance to SEGOB’s facilities. Police forces had to use tear gas to dissuade the mob.