Trump’s DOJ has recently made an arrest that shows just how dangerous sanctuary cities are.
United States law enforcement officers arrested an enforcer for the brutal Los Zetas Mexican Cartel in Chicago, Illinois, known as Juan Rafael “El Cubano” Arredondo Oviedo.Juan Rafael was deported to Mexico, where he was charged with 28 counts of kidnapping. The fugitive was wanted for a part he played in a series of massacres that occurred between 2011 and 2013. As the Daily Mail has reported, the massacres resulted with more than 300 people being dead.
He had managed to escape Mexican authorities and was found hiding in the United States in Chicago Illinois, a city that has officially adopted the status of a sanctuary.
He was arrested by the federal police at a Chicago immigration court. After that, he was transferred to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where he was held in prison, awaiting his trial.
The Mexican government however, is still looking for two other fugitives who are also facing kidnapping charges for their role in the Coahuila massacre. Their names are Bertha Rosario “Chayo” Tellez and Ricardo “El Richard” Diaz Miranda.
As Mexican authorities have revealed, Arredondo Oviedo was one of the foot soldiers who took part in the Coahuila massacre. During that time, from 2011 to 2013, the Los Zetas cartel had almost total control over the Coahuila state government. They took advantage of that control to seek vengeance on gang members who were accused of betraying the cartel.
One of the people who were charged with bringing in anyone connected to supposed traitors Villanueva and Garza Gaytan, was Arredondo Oviedo. They gathered every family member or a friend of the two accused traitors and viciously tortured them.
As soon as the cartel was done with these people, they handed their bodies to local cartel ranches or state prisons to get rid of them.
According to the Christian News Alert, “The bodies brought to the ranches were incinerated in brick ovens, while the bodies brought to the state prisons were submerged in barrels of oil and set ablaze. The ashes were dumped into a nearby creek that feeds into the Rio Grande, leaving their victims’ families without answers.”
Los Zetas was founded by a group of 34 former Mexican special forces back in 1999. Until they decided to start their own criminal syndicate, the soldiers worked as enforcers for local cartels. Even though the cartel is not as powerful as their rivals, the Sinaloa Mexican Cartel founded by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the U.S. government has said that there is no match in their brutality.
As the government has reported, Los Zetas is “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.”
Arredondo Oviedo’s arrest is a huge step for American law enforcement, in fulfilling their job of making America safer.