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Mexican authorities discover bone fragments of up to 650 victims dissolved in ACID by cartel hitman known as “El Pozolero”

March 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities discover bone fragments of up to 650 victims dissolved in ACID by cartel hitman known as “El Pozolero”

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Authorities in Mexico have recovered the remains of at least 240 people murdered by Santiago Meza Lopez, a cartel hitman known as ‘El Pozolero,’ who used acid to dissolve victims’ bodies.

However, investigators worry that the killer’s horrific graveyard pit could accommodate as many as 650 victims, according to The Sun.

A brick-layer by trade, the native of Sinaloa traveled to Baja California in search of a living and he found one.

Lopez reportedly went to work for the Sinaloa Federation Cartel, considered to be the most expansive drug trafficking organization on the planet, which was led by Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Officials believe the site where the human remains were discovered was employed “El Pozolero” or “Teo’s Stew Maker” to dispose of the bodies of victims for Teodoro Garcia Simental aka “El Teo” a former lieutenant of the Arellano-Felix Organization who later allied with the Sinaloa Cartel.

Santiago Meza Lopez at the time of his capture in 2009

Meza Lopez was apprehended in 2009 in Ensenada, Baja California, and he has since admitted to disposing of the remains of at least 300 people.

At the time of his arrest, Meza-Lopez told investigators he was paid $600 a week for his gruesome macabre services. He also stated that the victims were men who either owed Garcia a drug debt or had betrayed him.

The cartel operative is still awaiting sentencing.

Authorities fear most of the hitman’s victims will never be identified as Lopez placed the bodies of his victims in containers of acid before he buried them in shallow graves.

On the grounds, authorities discovered 4,300 gallons of organic material and roughly 400lbs of human bone fragments.

The Stewmaker told authorities how he dissolved the bodies of victims in barrels of acid before disposing of the remains

Investigators now believe there could be up to 650 victims buried there.

The remains were discovered in an area known as ‘the chicken coop’ in Tijuana, which is in the state of Baja California.

Digging at the site started in 2012, and officials began recovering human remains last year.

The Sinaloa Cartel is a transnational drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized criminal organization.

Its operations are based mainly in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa, with cells in Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua.

In 2011, fat, skin and bones were dug up by prosecutors in residences in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

Seven years ago, anti-crime activist Fernando Ocegueda alleged that the remains were those of cartel body-handler Santiago Meza Lopez.

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