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Mexican ex-governors wanted by the DEA

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 14:12
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Original article available at ZETA
Translated by El Wachito

The new government of Tamaulipas, headed by Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, found that 12 ministerial cops were commissioned as the bodyguards of ex governors, Tomas Jesus Yarrington Ruvalcaba and Eugenio Javier Hernandez Flores, who are currently wanted by American authorities, including the DEA, for organize crime, drug trafficking, fraud, money laundering, amongst other crimes.

Current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hanging out with Tomas Jesus Ruvalcaba

Ex governor Edigio Torre Cantu was the one that authorized the bodyguard service that was provided to the ex governors of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), both wanted, and both generated a monthly expenditures of 400 thousand pesos, and a total of 30 million pesos during their 6 years of governance, for travel expenditures and salary.

Yarrington fishing

The Procurador General de Justica De Tamaulipas, Irving Barrios Mojica, informed that the ex-governors Yarrington and Hernandez, had 8 and 4 bodyguards commissioned, ”for their protection”, every cop armed with a handgun and a high power rifle.

“One of the weakness that exists in the Procuraduria is the lack of Ministerial Cops available and the lack of Ministerial Officers trained to conduct investigations, it is a really reduced group of individuals, and we need the man-power to make sure that the investigations happen”, stated the Procurador from Tamaulipas to Televisa news network.

“The Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) is informed of the situation and has already taken action”, affirmed the actual Procurador of Tamaulipas, who stated that the bodyguard service has been canceled.

The accusations against Yarrington and HernandezTomas Yarrington was the Governor of Tamaulipas from 1999 to 2004 and is wanted by the DEA since December of 2013, he is accused by an American Federal Court for organize crime, and he is accused to receiving money for the protection that he provided to the Cartel del Golfo during his time of Governance.

In December of 2012, the American Federal Government confiscated a luxury apartment that belonged to Yarrington, located in the south area of Isla del Padre, Texas, under the supposition that it was acquired  through a money laundering operation of money proceeding from the traffic of drugs.

Apartment complex where Yarrington purchased a luxury apartment located in Padre Boulevard 334 de South Padre Island, valued at 600,000$, later on it was auctioned

In May of 2013, a Federal judge from Brownsville Texas, started the file B-12-435-S1 and formally accused the ex-governor of receiving funds from drug trafficking organizations since 1998, when he was a candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) for the State Governor and he received the money through “State Police”, of the Former Governor Manuel Cavazos Lerma, also a member of the PRI and nowadays a Republic Senator.

Eugenio Hernandez He was a governor of Tamaulipas from 2005 to 2010 and he is also accused by the DEA since June of 2015. Also, a Federal Judge ordered his arrest for receiving money from Los Zetas during his administration.

Hernandez hanging out with his buddy Peña Nieto

Hernandez is accused in the United States of money laundering, illegal financial transactions, in banks from Texas, for up to 30 million dollars. The Department of State is also looking for his brother in law, Oscar Gonzeles Guerra, for operating a money laundering system in the United States.

Hernandez and his wife with the Mexican First lady and EPN

The Judicial file C-14-178-S, submitted on May 27 of 2015, sustains that the ex-governor and the husband of his wife, with “knowledge of the illegal activities”, started money laundering and conducting illegal financial transactions since January of 2008.

“The money was received by Hernandez Flores as a payment of allowing Cartel del Golfo to operate with liberty in Tamaulipas to conduct their illegal activities of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sale of drugs, and human trafficking into the United States”, stated the Federal Fiscal of the United States.

The accusations include a notice of a legal seizure of 2 millions of dollars of 4 properties, 3 of them located in McAllen and another one in Austin, in the state of Texas.

The last time that he was seen was last June 5, when he was seen by the media visiting a Polling booth in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas to vote for the PRI candidate, Baltazar Hinojosa Ochoa.

“Baltazar is not only going to be the governor, he will be an excellent governor because I know him, and I know the type of man that he is and know of his work, in that sense we trust that the citizens will vote and they will support him so we can have a successful 6 years of governance by my friend Baltazar”, expressed Hernandez Flores back then.

Back then, in November of 2015, the ex governor assisted the fifth  Government report of Governonor Egidio Torre Cantu, and even though he was accused in the United States of money laundering, he received a public gratitude announcement for his presence.

“I really appreciate that the former Ex-governors are present”, said Torre Cantu from his podium, in reference to Cavazos Lerma and Hernandez Flores.

Smiling, and sitting down between the governor of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle and the ex governor Manuel Cavazos Lerma, Hrenandez Flores stood up from his seat and, with a hand signal, he aknowledge the greeting of the Tamaulipas governor Torre Cantu.

Video of Government Report where Hernandez receives greetings from the Governor of Tamaulipas, even though he was accused by the DEA of organized crime


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