Ed Bedford 4:19 p.m., July 27
- Community Blog
Only 17 and he already killed 9 people
Translated by Fulano from a news article in El Mexicano
TIJUANA - "El Morrito," 17 years old and he has already killed nine people in the last few months in Tijuana. His last victim is a young drug dealer in an rival group, said Abel Galván Gallardo, head of the Deputy Prosecutor Against Organized Crime in the State Attorney General's office.
Tijuana municipal police arrested him last Saturday night, after a report of a person being murdered inside the "La Ruta" bar, located on calle Sexta (Sixth Street) in downtown Tijuana.
His name in Antonio, although in the street drug world in Tijuana, he is only known for his nickname, according to what he told Ministerial police agents from the Homicide Unit.
He was captured together with an adult identified as "El Chapito," but not the El Chapito who operates in the Eastern part of the city, but the one who distributes the drug crystal in the Zona Norte of Tijuana, said Galván Gallardo.
This night, the police seized a .45 caliber and 9 millimeter pistol, which they had used in 10 murders. The minor said that he was directly involved "in eight, probably," plus the murder in the bar.
The murders "were this year and in 2012," he said.
The minor and "El Chapito," were inside the bar when they shot the owner's son, Ismael Valle, 25-years old, who died while another person was wounded by a bullet.
The dead man was "part of a band of small time drug distributors (in the Eastern part of the city) and those arrested are in a rival band," said Galván Gallardo.
Ismael Valle was in a group led by a man called "El Atlantis," said the official.
As to "El Morrito," due to his age, he was sent to the Public Prosecutor for Adolescents, meanwhile the adult is in the La Mesa prison and is awaiting trial before a criminal judge.
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