Apparently and in compliance with the Agreement of Reciprocal Collaboration, the authorities of Sonora entered into contact with the authorities of the government of Nuevo León, to notify them about the apprehension of Rodríguez Cervantes. The information provided indicates that the authorities of Sonora freed the suspect the following day.
“On November 20, 2007, the Office of the Attorney General of Nuevo León informed the media that the suspect was clearly identified by the Ministerial Police who had him under surveillance and who would proceed with his capture once the proper documentation was ready.
“Although not all of the information concerning the incident has been received, FLOC expresses its extreme concern about what took place. FLOC and their lawyers had asked that the Special Prosecutor in charge of the investigations send a notice of collaboration to all Justice Departments in México in order to aid the authorities of Nuevo León in proceeding with the finding and capturing of the suspect Eduardo Rodríguez Cervantes. It is important to note that this person was identified by Jaime Martínez Amador, another of the participants in the crime, as one of the persons who participated in the assassination of Rafael Cruz.”
“This omission by the authorities does not help the advancement of the investigations,” indicated the president of FLOC Baldemar Velasquez.
FLOC has been asking the government of President Calderon that the federal government, by means of the Attorney General’s Office, take responsibility for the investigations in the case of Rafael Cruz because of the lack of efficiency by the authorities of the government of Nuevo León and because it is a case of human rights, recognized as such by the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights.
According to FLOC, the delays in the process of the investigation undertaken by the government of Nuevo León does not alleviate the situation of pressing insecurity for the personnel of FLOC that run the office of the organization in Monterrey, México.