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|Servando Gomez Martinez, also called La Tuta, was as soon as among the many most-wanted drug kingpins in Mexico
Servando Gómez Martínez, also called La Tuta (The Instructor), the previous chief of La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar Cartel, filed a criticism with a federal choose, alleging that he was subjected to torture and isolation throughout his imprisonment.
He particularly asserted that he had been subjected to “merciless and inhuman therapy, solitary confinement, segregation, and punishment.” He additional accused authorities of “refusal to offer meals, preserving him in isolation, and subjecting him to torture.”
La Tuta is presently incarcerated on the Federal Social Readaptation Heart No. 1 (Altiplano), Mexico’s maximum-security jail.
This isn’t the primary time La Tuta has complained about his jail situations.
In 2021, he reported having insufficient clothes and footwear, main him to request permission to usher in underwear, T-shirts, and footwear.
Subsequently, in January 2022, the courtroom granted approval for him to obtain psychiatric care and drugs. This determination adopted the analysis of the previous prison chief with anxiousness dysfunction, complications, and insomnia.
Servando Gomez Martinez was born on February 6, 1966 in Arteaga, Michoacán. He’s presently 57 years previous.
Earlier than getting into drug trafficking he was a rural instructor and farmer, which is why one other of his well-known nicknames is ‘El Profe’ (quick for The Professor). Knowledge signifies that in December 2010 he was nonetheless on the federal payroll on account of his employment as a instructor.
La Tuta served as a frontrunner of La Familia Michoacana, previously one of many predominant prison teams in Michoacán. Throughout this time, he collaborated with Nazario Moreno González, also called El Chayo.
Nonetheless, following the splintering of this prison group in 2011, he aligned himself with the rising Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar Cartel).
La Tuta was arrested in Morelia on February 27, 2015.
It’s unclear whether or not La Tuta has a pending extradition warrant. Whereas he does face prices within the US, it’s unlikely that US authorities will vigorously pursue his extradition, provided that the data he could present by way of cooperation is probably going outdated or not related in as we speak’s prison panorama.
A 2009 indictment from the US Division of Justice (DOJ) alleged that La Tuta was chargeable for the murder-ambush of 12 Federal Police officers that yr and implicated him in drug trafficking actions linked to the US.