On the afternoon of this Wednesday, groups of gendarmes that arrived in Rosario in the last hours began to move, after the announcement by President Alberto Fernández and the act led by the Minister of Security Aníbal Fernández together with Governor Omar Perotti and Mayor Pablo Javkin .
One of the first places they went to was the “Los Pumitas” settlement, located in the Empalme Graneros neighborhood, where last Sunday morning Máximo Jerez, a 12-year-old boy, was murdered in an attack that was directed at a woman linked to a drug gang.
The federal forces were received with applause after 5:00 p.m. by the residents of “Los Pumitas”, who mobilized this Tuesday night to request a police presence.
It is that many of the neighbors had denounced having received the video of an armed suspect who demanded that they “return” the items they had stolen from the properties that were collapsed last Monday during the raid against the bunkers of the alleged drug organization directed from the Piñero jail by Cristian “Salteño” Villazón.
Threat in the Los Pumitas neighborhood for the crime Máximo Jerez
Between 30 and 40 gendarmes began to deploy on foot through Empalme Graneros, where a support vehicle and an armored vehicle could also be seen. One of the first streets to walk was Cabal at 1,300 bis, where there was a shooting attack that killed Máximo and injured two adolescents aged 14 and 13 and a 2-year-old girl.
Throughout the day, the conflict zone had a coordinated operation between the personnel of the Regional Unit II and the Special Operations Troop, who patrolled the area.
In the morning, Minister Aníbal Fernández formalized the incorporation of 300 gendarmes and 100 federal police officers with the aim of “pacifying” the neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence and homicides in Rosario. And he affirmed that the agents who were presented this Wednesday during the act are “a part” of those who will continue to arrive in the city.
According to the information that Infobae received, the “Dynamic Saturation Operation” was launched starting this Wednesday afternoon, which will consist of deployments of Gendarmerie grids in the Northwest zone (Empalme Graneros, Industrial and Ludueña), in the West zone (Godoy and Urquiza neighborhoods, where Villa Pororó is also located), and in the South zone (mainly, in Las Flores).
For its part, the Federal Police will be in charge of Vía Honda, a territory historically dominated by Los Monos and with major problems with shootings and drug sales, where the Prefecture will also collaborate.
According to data from the Public Security Observatory, the Rosario department has accumulated 66 crimes so far this year: 26 in January, 31 in February and 9 in March.
Regarding the investigation into the crime of Máximo Jerez, next Friday an imputed hearing will be held, where the prosecutor Adrián Spelta, of Intentional Homicide, will accuse the brothers Maximiliano C. (24 years old) and Nicolás C. (25 ) as alleged co-perpetrators of the murder.
Alejandra Fabiana R., 50, and her sons Esteban Ezequiel M. (30) and Gustavo Nicolás B. (22) will also sit on the bench for alleged cover-up, since they kept the black Honda Civic in their house that would have been used to perpetrate the shooting.
On the same Friday, a mobilization is also expected by relatives and close friends of Máximo, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Plaza 25 de Mayo (located in front of the Municipality of Rosario), from where they will then march to the headquarters of the Interior, in Santa Fe and Moreno.