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“El Pelon” Óscar Cornejo Tello, Leader of Knights of Templar in Guanajuato Captured

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September 12, 2013


The alleged leader in Guanajuato of The Knights Templar cartel, Oscar Cornejo Tello and or Antonio Castro Ruiz, was commander of the municipal police in Uruapan, Michoacan.

Born in Mexico City, the alleged offender allegedly ordered the execution of the deputy prosecutor in Guanajuato, Jesus Bautista Arambula, November 15, 2012, and was in charge of police officers in Uruapan, Michoacan.

From 2002 to 2004, besides being the municipal police commander in that municipality, he worked in the ministry, secretary of transportation.

In 2007, Cornejo Tello “El Pelon” or “El Tello” was arrested in Michoacan in possession of drugs and guns, and was imprisoned in the prison of Charo, in the same state.

The Attorney General of the State of Guanajuato confirmed this afternoon that the alleged leader of the Knights Templar in the Guanajuato is associated with the collection and sale of stolen fuel from Petroleos Mexicanos.

“He controlled the clandestine sale of oil in the state and charged extortion fees to so-called ‘huachicoleros,’ vendors of clothing, pirated discs, and semi-fixed positions in flea markets, restaurateurs and bar owners in various municipalities. He participated in the commission of several kidnappings, perpetrated extortion of all traders of all lines of business established in Yuriria, Moroleón and Uriangato.” said the agency in a statement.

“El Pelon” had influence in León, Salamanca, Celaya, Irapuato, Valle de Santiago, Apaseo El Alto, Yuriria, Moroleón and Uriangato.

The alleged offender was displayed this afternoon at the state office of the Attorney General’s Office for drug crimes, illegal possession of weapons unique to the armed forces and the killing of the deputy prosecutor.

Four Bodies dug up on El Pelon’s Farm



On Wednesday morning, Guanajuato Ministerial Police discovered a narcofosa with at least four bodies in it on a farm owned by Oscar Cornejo Tello and or Antonio Castro Ruiz, the alleged leader of The Knights Templar in Guanajuato.
The 600 meter house, located in the community Oteros, in Salamanca, the region where Cornejo Tello allegedly operated and who was arrested in Uriangato, on Tuesday. He is considered the mastermind of the murder of Jesus Bautista Arambula, deputy of the PGR in Guanajuato last November. Bautista Arambula was said to have worked tirelessly against “milking,” the theft of underground hydrocarbons from Pemex.



On Wednesday, the agency reported that Cornejo Tello controlled the illegal sale of hydrocarbons in Moroleón, Uriangato, Yuriria and , drug distribution and extortion, murder and kidnapping. Cornejo Tello also had operations in Leon and Salamanca.

Sources: Sedena, Proceso, Union, Union

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