Monday, December 04, 2006

Oaxaca, Mexico: APPO leader Flavio Sosa CAPTURED!

UPDATED: Please scroll down.

At 8:30 pm tonight, according to TV Azteca, Flavio Sosa, one of his brothers, Horacio, and two top APPO officials were captured in Mexico City. Sosa was living in San Bartolo Coyotepec, just south of Oaxaca (the big barro negro market). The PFP got a warrant to search his house where they discovered an address in Mexico City. The PGR (federal Attorney General) raided that address tonight and they got him.

He is currently being processed by the PGR, being charged with a host of crimes, from arson to kidnapping to riot to incitement to riot, and will be immediately transferred to the federal maximum security prison at Almaloya de Juarez (formerly la Palma).

Very few details but we think that Sosa was in a meeting planning another assault on the PFP in Oaxaca for this coming Saturday. There had been a lot of chatter about this all day but I didn't report it because I took it for what it was, just chatter. APPO doesn't have enough hard core thugs left to assault a Dairy Queen, let alone take on the PFP again.


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Flavio Sosa, leader of APPO, in custody

Captured along with Flavio and Horacio Sosa were Marcelino Coache and Ignacio Garnica. Flavio Sosa is the only one, at least at this time, destined for the maximum security prison at Almaloya. Horacio is headed for the federal prison in Nayarit where some 140 other Oaxacan prisoners are being held. However, Coache and Garnica have presented a problem. Everyone knows that there are arrest warrants outstanding against them but no one seems to be able to find the warrants. Mexico City authorities are going to hold them while Oaxacan authorities search for the warrants. If Oaxacan authorities can't come up with the warrants in 24 hours, they'll have to be released. Keystone Cops or what?

More details as they become available.

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