Chihuahua / 24.07.2021 00:19:58
A District Court issued preventive detention against the president of module four of the irrigation district, Andrés Valles Valles, who was arrested “for inciting violence”During the water conflict that took place in the La Boquilla and El Granero dams in Chihuahua.
“There is evidence, yeswith one or two videos in which the agricultural leader incites violence, he assumes himself as such and intended to prevent compliance with the Water Treaty, which led to clashes last year, that is why the arrest was made yesterday Thursday, “said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during the morning.
Valles Valles was arrested by federal agents at 03:00 yesterday, the authorities arrived while he slept in his home located on Calle Sexta Oriente, Chihuahua, since the Second Unitary Court of the Seventeenth Circuit granted the arrest warrant for criminal case 49-2021-SPA34.
After the capture of the agricultural leader was executed, on who the crimes of riot, vehicle theft and damage to various facilities of the state and federal governments weigh, was held in the Aquiles Serdán State Cemetery, near the state capital.
During the hearing that took place on Thursday night in the courts of the Federal Judicial Power, in which the security operation was implemented by military and federal elements, Valles Valles was sentenced to preventive detention, where it was pointed out that the hearing of connection to the process will be held next Tuesday.
As federal facilities were closely watched, it was explained that approximately six months ago, said subject managed to escape, a fact that happened when several elements of the National Guard were preparing to arrest him while he was driving his vehicle.
For his part, the president did not let pass the murder of Yesica Silva, who was killed by elements of the National Guard After the victim and her husband participated in the protest over the water conflict in the central-south region of this entity, he warned that anyone who has led to violence due to the water conflict in the entity will be arrested.
López Obrador pointed out that they will work to eradicate corruption in all the Irrigation Districts, “Already the National Water Commission in Chihuahua is working to bring order there with the issue of water theft, the distribution because there is this hoarding, I do not say that all but there are even former governors, “he said, referring to Fernando Baeza Meléndez and José Reyes Baeza Terrazas.
In this context, the Secretary General of the Government of Chihuahua, Luis Fernando Mesta Soulé, supported the arrest of Andrés Valles Valles, who, he said, “must answer for the accusations of damages, he himself knew of the existence of the arrest warrant.”
By highlighting that no protests are expected for this arrest, the official considered that it is necessary to differentiate between a legitimate demonstration such as the defense of water and the commission of a possible crime, “therefore We do not believe that the detention generates social protests ”.