The action, carried out in the Valle de la Brisas neighborhood, included the participation of personnel from the Vice Prosecutor’s Office. Scientific (FGESLP)
After the arrest of Iván Estrada Guzmán, mayor of Matehuala, by the Attorney General’s Office of the State of San Luis Potosí, under the crime of abusive exercise of public office, a search was carried out in order to obtain more information for the case.
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In a coordinated operation, the Investigative Police (PDI) of the Attorney General’s Office of the State of San Luis Potosí (FGESLP) carried out a search at the facilities of the Matehuala Municipal Public Security Directorate.
The action, carried out in the Valle de la Brisas neighborhood, included the participation of personnel from the Scientific Deputy Prosecutor’s Office, seeking to obtain data for investigations linked to an investigation folder.
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During the search, at the Matehuala Municipal Public Security Directorate, the PDI agents, with the collected material, were packaged by the Expert Services area of the FGESLP and delivered to the Public Ministry. These elements add to the body of evidence that is being analyzed.
This episode joins the series of legal incidents involving Iván Estrada Guzmán. (FGESLP)
The Attorney General’s Office of the State of San Luis Potosí (FGE) carried out the arrest of the mayor of Matehuala, Iván Estrada Guzmán, under the accusation of “abusive exercise” of public office.
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The arrest took place at the politician’s home shortly before 12:00 p.m. After reading his rights, he was transferred in a unit to the corresponding judicial instance.
This episode joins the series of legal incidents involving Iván Estrada Guzmán. On July 28, he was temporarily detained to authenticate a voice in an audio that is still being analyzed by the prosecution. The content of the audio suggests the mayor’s possible connection with a criminal organization.
Estrada Guzmán assumed the mayorship of Matehuala in 2021, after winning the elections backed by the Va por San Luis coalition, made up of the PRI, PAN, PRD and Conciencia Popular. A civil engineer from the Matehuala Technological Institute and a member of the National Action Party (PAN), the mayor has faced various controversies.
The accusations include alleged failure to traffic migrants and possible ties to organized crime. In May 2023, audios were leaked in which Estrada Guzmán supposedly admits collaborating with a “cartel.” Although the mayor denies his participation, the San Luis Potosí Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation into these alleged links.
Moment of the search in the Valle de la Brisas neighborhood. (FGESLP)
Estrada Guzmán has repeatedly denied the accusations, attributing responsibility to his predecessor, the current federal deputy Alejandro “Jano” Segovia, whom he accuses of being linked to organized crime.
Tensions increased with the arrest in April 2023 of the Matehuala Police chief, Francisco Eduardo Moreno González, found with bags of alleged drugs. Given the official’s alleged complicity with criminal networks, the governor of San Luis Potosí, Ricardo Gallardo, urged Estrada Guzmán to address the situation.