MEXICO CITY — A pacesetter of a Mexican fuel-theft gang was shot to demise at a hospital the place he was present process cosmetic surgery to alter his look, authorities mentioned Thursday.
Puebla state prosecutors mentioned Jesus Martin, a girl and two different males have been killed on the hospital Monday, apparently by members of his personal gang.
The killing comes amid an upsurge in bloodshed involving pipeline thieves within the state, the place at the least 16 folks have been slain this week in obvious disputes between gangs. The latest killings claimed 4 victims on a rural highway Tuesday in Palmar de Bravo, a township referred to as a middle for gas thieves.
Gasoline thieves drill a median of 28 unlawful pipeline faucets on daily basis in Mexico. State authorities have mentioned the gang combating has occurred partly as a result of a police crackdown that has made it tougher to steal gas.
The primary suspect in Martin’s killing has additionally been implicated within the slayings of 5 folks within the city of Tlaltenango, in a vacant lot that apparently served as a base for gas thieves, officers mentioned.
Prosecutors additionally mentioned that Martin had tried to have his fingerprints eliminated and that docs on the hospital within the state capital have been being investigated for doable complicity.
In 1997, drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes died whereas having cosmetic surgery to alter his look. His associates suspected the docs deliberately precipitated his demise.
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