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Drug cartel gunmen kill government informant in Mexican border city

November 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug cartel gunmen kill government informant in Mexican border city

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A group of cartel gunmen working in the border city of Piedras Negras fatally shot a government informant and his driver. The victim is a survivor of a prior murder attempt that took place in 2015.

The slaying occurred when 42-year-old Lauro De Hoyos Perez traveled in a GMC pickup near the Malvinas area in the border city located south of Eagle Pass, Texas.

The crew of gunmen shot at the SUV killing his 22-year-old son Osvaldo and fatally shooting De Hoyos.

The father and son were those executed on Friday night in the Malvinas de Piedras Negras colony.

Emergency personnel raced De Hoyos to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Breitbart Texas reported that De Hoyos was an informant with Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR). In 2015, a group of armed cartel associates tried to murder De Hoyos after he stopped to purchase fried pork cracklings or “Chicharrones” at a local stand along one of the city’s busiest streets.

The gunmen pulled up and fired at his SUV before fleeing. At the time, De Hoyos was hit by a bullet in one of his legs and tried to take himself to a local clinic but was unable to control his car and rolled over.

It is not clear if his role as a government informant led to De Hoyos slaying.

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