“MX” for Borderland Beat; TY to “Itzli”
|Armando Gómez Núñez|
Since the crimes fall under federal jurisdiction and are considered “serious” in nature, the judge ordered Gómez Núñez to be held without bond for three months while the prosecution continues to gather more evidences against him. He will be imprisoned at a separate facility inside the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 2 (“Puente Grande”), a maximum-security prison in Jalisco.
According to police reports, Los Deltas serves as an armed wing of the CJNG under Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes (“El Mencho”). This subgroup was reportedly formed by Martin Arzola Ortega (“El 53”), one of the early members of the CJNG, who was killed in August 2019.
|Several items were seized at the house where Delta 1 was hiding|
During its initial formation, Los Deltas included hitmen recruited from Puerto Vallarta and southern Nayarit. They have committed a number of high-profile crimes, including the May 2018 assassination attempt against Luis Carlos Nájera Gutiérrez de Velasco, former Attorney General of Jalisco.
It is worth mentioning that the CJNG garnered intentional headlines and reactions from the highest levels of the Mexican government after the assassination attempt against Mexico City’s police chief Omar García Harfuch last week.
Sources: La Jornada; Infobae; Proceso; El Mural (subscription required)