"Rosario rules. Aguante Los Monos"
"Rosario rules. Aguante Los Monos"
wrote the thieves of 88 firearms and 23 bulletproof vests, in a note in pencil that was found in the Codecop company warehouse, in Florencio Varela.
The note was in the arms depot, where ten days ago a group of thieves took an arsenal from the company with ties to K,
whose owners are being prosecuted for stealing $1.5 billion
from their clients McDonald's, Codere and Banco Galicia.
As the investigation into the arsenal robbery progresses, elements emerge that surprise the police and judicial sources consulted by
It is that Justice had already seized an arsenal from Codecop last year, within the framework of the case for the theft during the pandemic of more than $1,500 million from its own clients, when it seized 31 revolvers, 18 shotguns, 11 pistols, a submachine gun, a carbine, a compressed air rifle, 146 ammunition and 10 bulletproof vests.
But Justice had left another arsenal of 88 weapons in the Codecop warehouse, of which there were 45 Bersa pistols and ten Magtech shotguns, in addition to 23 bulletproof vests, which were stolen on Friday, March 10, as anticipated by the portal
Criminals took an arsenal from the Codecop wealth company, in Florencio Varela.
"Everything indicates that this arsenal will go to the black market where criminals are supplied to commit all kinds of crimes. But this note surprised us, where they refer to one of the largest groups that operate in drug trafficking," a
source of the judicial investigation.
Los Monos is one of the strongest drug gangs, founded in Rosario by "Pájaro" Cantero.
In any case, that note could also be used to mislead the judicial investigators.
"It is incomprehensible that all
this arsenal did not have special surveillance,
taking into account that the owners of Codecop stole more than $1.5 billion from their largest clients," said a company source.
And he added that the Zeballos helicopter should be monitored, because "surely the same thing will happen with that as with the weapons, someone will end up stealing it."
s suspect that there has been a "liberated zone"
for the theft of weapons to take place, since the owners of Codecop have serious financial problems, they have lost their main clients, their declared assets have been seized and "they are scrapping their armored trucks" to get money, an employee told Clarín
who He highlighted Codecop's strong links with the dark side of the Buenos Aires police and Peronism in the province of Buenos Aires.
An investigated company
The security and cash transportation company where the arsenal robbery took place has strong ties to Kirchnerism.
One of its owners, Lucas Zeballos, was the owner of Radio del Plata
when the programs of Horacio Verbitsky and Tomás Méndez landed there, under the management of "Gallego" Antonio Fernández Llorente.
And the other owner of Codecop, Carlos Zeballos, is a policeman from Buenos Aires who was arrested for extorting security agencies with councilor K from Ezeiza, Roberto Amarilla.
Since the arrest of Lucas Zeballos, the company has been run by his father Carlos, one of the founders of Codecop, who is under house arrest for extorting other security companies.
He was arrested in August 2019, after being on the run for eight months, with an international arrest warrant for the crime of extortion.
As investigated by the courts, being the owner of Codecop, Carlos Zeballos was dedicated in 2018 to extorting - together with the then councilor K Amarilla - private security companies, from which they demanded a monthly
payment to be able to operate in Buenos Aires territory.
The leader K Amarilla was president of the Justicialista Bloc of the Ezeiza Deliberative Council, who was also arrested for this cause of extortion in December 2018. And his political boss was the current mayor of Ezeiza, Alejandro Granados (Frente de Todos).
Former councilor Amarilla was director of Security Agencies, of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Security, between 2013 and 2015, when the minister was Granados and the governor was Daniel Scioli.
Lucas Zeballos, one of the owners of Codecop, is being detained in the case for the theft of more than $1.5 billion, and his hidden partner Francisco Ayerza was prosecuted;
Zeballos' partner, Anabel López;
former treasurer Jonathan Bordon and former managers John Cruz Ibarra and Carlos Mansilla.
Yesterday he was the owner of
Radio del Plata,
when it was aligned with Kirchnerism;
while Mansilla was Secretary of Security of Pinamar, under the management of Mayor K Pedro Elizalde.
Until now, Justice has managed to recover 408 million pesos, 124,000 reais, 3,000 euros and 1,200 dollars of money stolen from its clients
from Codecop deposits
But they still need to find $637 million that was stolen from McDonald's, $100 million that belonged to Codere and $1.2 million from Banco Galicia.
In addition to the money found in the raids on the Codecop plants, last year Justice also seized cell phones, computers, folders and an arsenal with 31 revolvers, 18 shotguns, 11 pistols, a submachine gun, a carbine, an air rifle compressed, 146 ammunition and 10 bulletproof vests.
But now it was learned that there was also another arsenal in Codecop, which was stolen on Friday, March 10, by a group of thieves, at the Florencio Varela headquarters.
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They stole an arsenal from a money transport company with K ties in Florencio Varela