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Drug cartel leader cut down by Mexican military during gun battle: Video

February 10, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Drug cartel leader cut down by Mexican military during gun battle: Video

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Video footage released by Mexican authorities captured the extraordinary moment an Air Force helicopter unleashed a barrage of gunfire, which resulted in the death of Juan Francisco Patron also known as “H2,” a drug cartel leader along with eight of his henchmen during a gunbattle in the western state of Nayarit.

The Mexican Interior Department confirmed the death of Juan Francisco Patron, a high-ranking figure of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) on its Twitter account.

The video shows the military helicopter hovering over a house where Patron had taken refuge before unleashing gunfire, which resulted in the death of the cartel capo.

Authorities regarded Juan and his brother Jesus Patron as two heavyweights in the Beltran-Leyva Cartel, a one-time faction of the Sinaloa Federation Cartel, The London Evening Standard reported.

Juan Francisco Patron alias “H2”

The drug trafficking organization was founded by the five Beltran Leyva brothers.

According to law enforcement officials, Juan Francisco Patron had assumed the leadership position of the BLO in Nayarit and in southern Jalisco following the 2014 apprehension of cartel co-founder Hector Beltran Leyva alias “El H.”

Mexican authorities arrested Beltran Leyva as he ate dinner at a popular upscale restaurant in the city of San Miguel de Allende, in state of Mexico.

The death of Patron is the second major blow inflicted by the Mexcian government in recent weeks.

As JammedUp News reported, Mexico’s Naval Marines arrested Eleazar Palomo Castillo, also known as “El Cochi,” the regional boss of the BLO during an operation in the border state of Nuevo Leon on February 3rd.

“El Cochi” was sought for an arrest warrant on charges of kidnapping, criminal association, drug trafficking and organized crime-related offenses.

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