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Former police officer identified as criminal group leader transferred to maximum security prison in Mexico City

Chetumal, Q.R. — A man believed the head of a criminal group in the south has been transferred to a maximum security prison. The man, a former state officer, was transferred to the State of Mexico for two outstanding arrest warrants for murder.

Elements of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation transferred Efrain SV to Mexico City on a commercial flight under a tight, but discreet security operation in “compliance with two arrest warrants issued by a judge of the State of Mexico,” the FGE reported.

The arrest warrants were for two murders, one on June 12 of 2020, and the other on June 20 of that same year. The FGE said that “the now detained was captured along with other subjects on the night of January 10, after having participated in the submission of elements of the municipal police when they attended a call for help in the town of Luis Echeverría.”

Efrain SV and / or Efraín SC, as he is also known, was arrested Monday night, along with three others, in a search operation after four police officers went missing.

All four officers were located early Tuesday morning. The four officers were ambushed late Monday night while pursuing a vehicle. The ambush lead to the officers being disarmed and removed from their patrol unit.

On Wednesday morning, Efraín SV was transferred to Mexico City on a commercial flight out of Chetumal. The FGE confirmed that Efrain SV is a former police officer, who, for 5 years, held the position of a state officer in Quintana Roo.

“Efraín SV and / or Efraín SC, was a member of the state police in Quintana Roo in the period from 2007 to 2012. He is currently the leader of a criminal cell that generates violence in the south of the state of Quintana Roo,” the FGE reported.

He has been linked to organized crime groups, specifically drug trafficking groups, since being dismissed from his position in 2012.