Enrique Alejandro Pizano Jiménez "El Anestesia" or "Sacristán", identified as the private secretary of Rubén Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", died of apparent COVID-19 at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 2 in Puente Grande, Jalisco, last week.
The Death of the hitman of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) was recorded on Wednesday of last week amid the secrecy of the authorities from the prison where according to local media such as Jalisco Millennium, there would be more infected inmates and three dead, including the two drug traffickers.
Information from the local Ministry of Health indicates that "El Anestesia" was 47 years old and had a history of obesity, hypertension, smoking and asthma. He started with symptoms of COVID-19 and was admitted to the General Hospital of the West where he died.
The anesthesia was captured in 2015, it was located in the closest security circle of Mencho and to be responsible for locating real estate to be used as safe houses and to store chemical precursors.
He was also identified, along with Heleno Madrigal Virrueta, alias “El 20”, as an important part of the May 1, 2015 riots when CJNG members shot down an Air Force Cougar 1009 helicopter that left eight soldiers and one federal police officer dead.
The criminal organization learned of a federal operation to capture Oseguera Cervantes, who is allegedly hiding in Jalisco, which led to the shooting down of the helicopter and narco-blocks in different states of the country.
In Jalisco, the Red Code was activated, since the members of the CJNG burned 36 vehicles, five gas stations and damaged 11 bank branches.
A report by the National Security Commission (CNS) reported that Along with "El Anestesia", five other members of the organization were arrested.
The arrest of these people was carried out by federal police, when they were located on the Acatlán de Juárez-Ciudad Guzmán free highway, in the vicinity of the municipality of Techaluta de Montenegro, Jalisco, while they were traveling in four vehicles.
By marking them high iThey tried to evade the authority and shot at the federal police; however, the troops repelled the aggression, disarmed and arrested Enrique Alejandro Pizano Jiménez, Alba Priscila Zamora Santana, Juan Carlos Rodríguez García, Francisco Javier Vázquez Vázquez, José Candelario Sandoval Alanís and Marco Antonio Hernández Sánchez.
In the operative nine weapons were secured to them (two of these labeled with legends alluding to the criminal group - CJNG), the vehicles, tactical equipment, cartridges, chargers, communication equipment, an apparently alkaloid substance and various objects.
The agent of the Federal Public Ministry, attached to the then Deputy Attorney General's Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO), probable liability for the crime of violation of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives.
At present, "El Mencho" is one of the most wanted men by the governments of Mexico and the United States, For months, little has been known about him, except for one version that he suffers from kidney disease that requires him to constantly undergo dialysis treatments.
A few years ago, El Mencho, in the world of great crime, was a newcomer who imitated the ways of the great men of drug trafficking, but with violence and instability in the drug market.
The Attorney General's Office and the DEA agree that the CJNG is the criminal organization that has the greatest presence in Aztec territory. This due to the criminal dynamics of Mencho.
"The CJNG is not only dedicated to drug trafficking to the United States and Europe, but they work a lot locally, involved in other crimes that do not strictly depend on drug trafficking, like human trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, fuel theft, for them they exploit that part of controlling territories a lot, "describes Ismael Bojórquez, director of Twelve River.
In 2007, the DEA documented for the first time the activity of "El Mencho" who, along with his brother-in-law, Abigael González Valencia, were trying to introduce Colombian cocaine from Mexico to the United States.
Both were members of the Millennium Cartel, which in two years no longer had only Colombian suppliers but also in Ecuador, which triggered alerts about the operations of this criminal organization and its expansion.
In 2010, "El Mencho" and the González Valencia brothers along with other hired killers separated from the organization to form the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel whose first objective was to dispute the important squares of Michoacán and Jalisco.
Since then, In less than a decade, the organization managed to become a transnational cartel and one of the most feared on both sides of the border.
During confinement due to the epidemic of COVID-19, the criminal organization has tried to expand its "social shield" through the delivery of pantries in different cities in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán and Veracruz.
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