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Leader of Mexican organized crime group executed while undergoing plastic surgery to change appearance

November 5, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Leader of Mexican organized crime group executed while undergoing plastic surgery to change appearance

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A leader of a Mexican organized crime group responsible for fuel theft was shot to death at a hospital while undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance, authorities said Thursday.

State prosecutors in Puebla said Jesus Martin alias “El Kalimba,” along with a woman and two other men were reportedly executed at the hospital Monday, by members of his own gang, Proceso reports.

The brazen hit occurs amid an escalation in violence involving pipeline thieves in the state, where at least 16 people have been murdered this week alone as a result of ongoing confrontations between criminal bands.

Four victims were executed on a rural road Tuesday in Palmar de Bravo, a town located in an area referred to as the Red Triangle, a known hub for gangs dedicated to fuel theft.

The leader of the criminal group was undergoing plastic surgery on his face and fingertips in an attempt to conceal his identity from authorities

Fuel thieves drill an average of 28 illegal pipeline taps from Pemex, the government-run .petroleum company.

Puebla State authorities have said the ongoing fighting has occurred as a result of a police crackdown making it harder to steal fuel.

The main suspect in Martin’s killing has also been implicated in the slayings of five people in the town of Tlaltenango, in a vacant lot that apparently served as a base for fuel thieves, officials said.

Prosecutors also said that Martin had tried to have his fingerprints removed and that doctors at the hospital in the state capital were being investigated for possible complicity.

In 1997, drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes died while having plastic surgery to change his appearance. His associates suspected the doctors intentionally caused his death.

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