Tuesday, November 26, 2013

México: Pacifico Sur Drug Cartel Assassin, Age 17, Deported to US for Multiple Murders, Beheadings

According to The Latin American Tribune, Edgar Jimenez Lugo, a 17-year-old, known as “El Ponchis” (The Cloak), a teenager arrested in the Mexican state of Morelos in 2010 for belonging to the Pacifico Sur drug cartel and participating in several murders was released from a reformatory on Tuesday (November 26), after completing his sentence and is being deported to the US, his country of origin.

National Migration Institute (INM) agents confirmed that the San Diego-born teen had the necessary documents to travel to San Antonio, TX, media reports said.

Jimenez Lugo was arrested by army troops along with two of his sisters at the airport in Xochitepec, Morelos, when he attempted to catch a flight to the US in December 2010.

The boy, who was just 14 at the time, planned to fly to Tijuana, cross the border and head to San Diego, where he was born.

COMMENT: Jimenez Lugo, who became involved with drug traffickers at the mere age of 11, told investigators that he beheaded four victims on the orders of a cartel boss.

A judge sentenced Jimenez Lugo to three years in prison a few months later after convictions were handed down on murder, organized crime, kidnapping and drug charges.

The Pacifico Sur drug cartel was created by former members of the Beltran Leyva gang.

With nearly seven years' experience as an assassin, regrettably, US law enforcement will spend the next 60 years attempting to rehabilitate an incorrigible career criminal. 

Hopefully, most of that time will be incurred by US penal institutions estimated at a projected life-time cost of at least US$5 million.