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Jones Huala's hours before his arrest and a photo with skirts that became a viral meme


Neighbors say that he was probably with friends in a house and got lost due to being drunk. Then he decided to hide, he disguised himself in someone else's clothes, but he would have fallen asleep.

The end of the chapter of the saga starring the lonko

Facundo Jones Huala

is worthy of a Latin American novel of magical realism.

The founder of Resistencia Ancestral Mapuche (RAM), the organization that has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks in Patagonia and even in the province of Buenos Aires, was found by the Río Negro police, inside a barbecue area, dressed in skirts , woman's blouse and obviously drunk.

The agents concluded that

he could also have consumed some type of narcotic.

Jones Huala

offered no resistance

, in fact, the man was lying on a mound of other people's clothes when the policemen appeared.

What happened?

Neighbors consulted by


say that apparently Jones Huala was at the house of some friends from the Esperanza neighborhood, in a drunken state he left the property and got lost.

This, at least in the field of the hypothesis that is shared in El Bolsón and surroundings, would explain his screams in the middle of the street. Was he looking for his lost friends?

A neighbor who heard the screams and then watched him go into a house called the Río Negro police.

When she arrived, the police did not have much to do.

They transferred him to the 12th police station in El Bolsón where they performed a

breathalyzer test


It is not clear if it is a normal procedure with the fugitives or the agents only wanted to corroborate the obvious, that he was very drunk.

Inside the police station, he was given some bermuda shorts.

This would confirm that Jones

Huala had managed to disguise himself as a woman before being caught

and then simply fell asleep or in a semi-unconscious state.

As expected,

his image became a viral meme


In Argentina, Jones Huala is not charged with imprisonment


However, the Chilean Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, was quick to announce that the procedures to request the extradition had already begun.

"One of the tasks to achieve peace in any territory is to make it known that whoever organizes to commit crimes is going to be arrested and punished. In the case of Jones Huala, you know that he was arrested and punished by the Chilean Justice to a 9-year-old rock. During the month of January 2022, he was given probation and finally became a fugitive. It had not been possible to locate him," said the official.

The Chilean Prosecutor's Office also ruled on the matter.

“The Chilean Prosecutor's Office reports that today, in the morning, it was informed of the arrest of Mr. Francisco Facundo Jones Huala in the town of El Bolsón, Río Negro province, Argentine Republic.

Faced with this, the Chilean authorities confirmed through the pertinent international channels that there is an interest in extraditing Mr. Jones Huala, whose purpose is for him to serve the sentence imposed on him in case RUC 1300038520-9, for his participation as author of the crimes of arson and illegal possession of an artisanal firearm.

It should be noted that an arrest warrant, issued by the Court of First Instance and Guarantee of Río Bueno, weighs on the requested person," the statement said.

"The Chilean Prosecutor's Office, through its International Cooperation and Extraditions Unit (UCIEX) and the Río Bueno Local Prosecutor's Office, is working to request the extradition of Mr. Jones Huala as soon as possible," he adds.

Jones Huala would have been transferred to police stations in Bariloche, but it was not specifically confirmed where for security reasons.

Force sources explain to


that their presence in this city creates discomfort in the National Gendarmerie and in the Argentine Federal Police.

They point out that no one wants to be linked to the excesses or attacks that may occur in the next few hours during their detention.

On the other hand, Chubut sources say that

3 months ago Jones Huala was seen together with other people who were linked to the usurpation of Mascardi

, in Bariloche, in the seizure of Los Alerces National Park, Chubut.

Their presence, which was denounced, forces the authorities to rethink their position regarding the participation of the RAM in the recent fires in El Hoyo.

Another question is obvious: if the residents of Esquel noticed his presence and reported it,

why was he not arrested or searched for before


On January 16, pamphlets from the group appeared in the area of ​​the fires, but the government of Alberto Fernández denied that the RAM was involved, although they did acknowledge that the flames started due to intentional acts.

"The only RAM is the truck," said the Minister of the Environment, Juan Cabandié.

It is now known that Jones Huala was hiding in the region.

Source: clarin

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