Mexico Metropolis: A Mexican crime boss was murdered on the working desk as he underwent cosmetic surgery to vary his face and erase his fingerprints, officers within the central metropolis of Puebla stated.
Gunmen burst into the clinic the place Jesus “El Kalimba” Martin was present process the process on Monday afternoon and executed him together with three different folks, Puebla state prosecutors stated.
Martin was needed by the authorities for allegedly main a gas theft ring that illegally faucets pipelines to steal gasoline and diesel — a dangerous however profitable enterprise that has grow to be Mexico’s second-biggest organized crime drawback after drug trafficking.
“He was making an attempt to vary his id with a collection of cosmetic surgery procedures to change his face and take away his fingerprints so he could not be recognized,” prosecutors stated in an announcement.
“The medical personnel concerned are additionally being investigated.” Monday was a massacre in Puebla, the place a complete of 12 folks had been killed in what investigators say was a settling of scores between rival members of Martin’s gang.
5 had been murdered within the village of Tlaltenango on a farm the place authorities discovered tubes, valves and pumps for unlawful pipeline faucets, in addition to three stolen autos.
Three different victims seem to have been passersby caught within the crossfire, investigators stated.
Prosecutors stated the hits appeared to have been ordered by one other crime boss referred to as “El Irving” who had the identical rank as Martin throughout the gang.
Puebla is the epicenter of the booming gas theft racket, which state oil firm Pemex estimates has value it $2.four billion since 2010.