The leader of the gang The Mexicles, Ernesto Alberto Piñón de La Cruz, alias “El Neto”, who had escaped from Cereso No. 3 in Ciudad Juárez last Sunday, he was killed early Thursday morning by the authorities, reported the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
This after the location of several of the escaped inmates was found during the riot that arose last Sunday in the Ciudad Juaráz prison, the agency detailed in a statement released by the governor of Chihuahua, Maria Eugenia Campos.
The authorities detailed that the forces of the Joint Operation to recapture the people who escaped from the prison, had a shootout with El Neto, who was injured in the vicinity of the streets. Toltecs and Tzetzales from the Aztecas colony.
After the shots were fired at one of the homes, the leader of the criminal organization fled in a vehicle until it hit a gas station. In that place he fired at the authorities, being seriously injured and later dying when he was transferred to the facilities of the District Attorney’s Office North Zone.
During the operation, a BMW armored vehicle, 8 long weapons and 5 tactical vests, by a state investigative agency.
After this, during the early hours of this Thursday, multiple acts of violence were reported in Ciudad Juárez. According to local media, there was a armed attack against the FGE offices, as well as the arson at two commercial establishments and multiple shootings.
Los Mexicles is a criminal group related to the caborca cartel, a split from Sinaloa cartel which operates in Sonora and Chihuahua and that has been linked by the federal authorities with the historic capo Rafael Caro Quintero. “El Neto” was sentenced to 244 years in prison for the crime of kidnapping.
Last Sunday, after the riot at CERESO no. 3 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 30 inmates escapedamong whom were members of the Los Mexicles gang, including its leader Ernesto Alfredo Piñón, alias “El Neto”.
During the violent events, 10 officers died, while a uniformed man was injured. Likewise, 7 people deprived of liberty lost their lives and 14 more are injured.
At a press conference, the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, He said that it is possible that the riot could have been provoked to get “El Neto” to escape.