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Leader of Veracruz faction of New Generation Cartel killed during gunbattle with Mexican Marines

July 1, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Leader of Veracruz faction of New Generation Cartel killed during gunbattle with Mexican Marines

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Authorities killed the reputed leader of the ruthless Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) during a gunbattle in Mexico’s strife-ridden Gulf State of Veracruz on Friday.

According to Proceso, a unit of Mexico’s battle-hardened Naval Marines killed Ricardo Pacheco Tello, alias ‘El Quino,’ the wanted leader of the CJNG during an operation in the town of Chipilo.

Pacheco Tello was the subject of a recent reward issued by Mexican Attorney General’s Office.

Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares confirmed the death of Pacheco Tello along with two other assassins during a gunbattle with marine units.

“The subject who fell today is the most important leader of organized crime in Veracruz, for whom we recently offered a reward of one million pesos on June 20,” Yunes said during a press conference.

The Mexican government offered up to one million pesos reward for the arrest of “El Quino” Photo: Twitter

The governor added that ‘El Quino’ was responsible for a recent wave of executions and kidnappings in Veracruz, one of Mexico’s most violent states.

The death of the cartel leader is the second successive blow against the ultra-violent criminal organization in days.

On Thursday, authorities arrested ten suspected members of the CJNG during an operation in the city of Puebla.

Law enforcement officials said four of those detained participated in last week’s attack, which killed Juan Camilo Castagné Velasco, the commissioner of the Federal Police in Veracruz, and two other officers at a restaurant in the city of Cardel.

The three police officers were among twenty people executed in last Saturday’s bloodshed throughout the state, which included the horrific killing of an entire family, among those were two adults and four children in the municipality of Coatzacoalcos.

Drug cartels have targeted local and federal officials following a proactive security effort enacted by the governor, who recently declared war on the organized criminal groups responsible for the drug-related violence that continues to ravage the state.

Officials have attributed the violence to an ongoing brutal cartel turf war for control of the drug trade between the New Generation Cartel and Los Zetas.

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