A commando of gunmen led by César Ochoa Mendoza “El Morisqueto”, attempted an assassination on Monday of Hipolito Mora Chavez, founder of the self – defense groups in Michoacán. Ochoa is one of the leaders of the cartel originally initiated as fake autodefensas, calling itself H-3, he is also a partner of El Americano, and is the brother of former professional footballer Carlos Ochoa.
The H-3 staged two 'narcobloqueos ” (narco blockades) on the Buenavista-Apatzingán highway, in retaliation for the alleged disappearance three gunmen occurring on Sunday, in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán.
Chavez Mora confirmed that “El Morisqueto” entered the community of La Ruana, in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán, in a convoy of four trucks with gunmen who managed to reach the house of the autodefensa founder.
The drug trafficker, with his gunmen, went to the home of Mora, finding the autodefensas leader was not at home, but his family was. The gunmen left threats at the door of Mora.
Mora at his son's casket
Relatives and residents of La Ruana reported the incident to Mora, who returned to his home with his staff, however, “El Morisqueto” had already left after leaving the message of his intention to assassinate Mora.
Inhabitants of La Ruana reported that a convoy of soldiers from the 43rd Military Zone avoided arresting “El Morisqueto” and his group.
Mora Chavez telephoned various officials in the areas of security and justice in the government of Michoacán to ask for support from government authorities Michoacán, however, none took the call.
In December of 2014, Mora’s son was killed during a battle that commenced when El Americano and the same group of H3 formed blockades into La Ruana, and attacked autodefensas a total of 11 autodefensas were killed in the attack.