Mexican fuel-theft gang’s leader Jesus Martin was shot to death at a hospital on October 30. The man was going to make a plastic surgery but he was shot to death instead.
The wars between the gang leaders in Mexico is a bloody tradition, on October 30, Jesus Martin became another victim in this never-ending war. The Mexican gangster came to the hospital to undergo a plastic surgery to change his appearance. According to Puebla state prosecutors, Mr Martin wasn’t the only victim of that gunshot: a woman and two other men were killed at the hospital on Monday, apparently by members of his own gang.
Martin’s case wasn’ the first when the mafia boss was killed by the doctors or in hospital. In 1997, drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes died while having plastic surgery to change his appearance. The doctors intentionally caused his death under pressure from Carrillo Fuentes’s associates.
The death of gang’s leader followed the killing of at least 16 people who have been slain this week in apparent disputes between gangs. The bloodshed involving pipeline thieves in the state remains the reason for the deaths of many people. On October 31, the Palmar de Bravo police reported the death of four victims on a rural road near the small town known as a centre for fuel thieves in Mexico.
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Fuel thieves drill an average of 28 illegal pipeline taps every day in Mexico. State authorities have said the gang fighting has occurred in part because a police crackdown that has made it harder to steal fuel.
The main suspect in Martin’s killing has also been implicated in the slayings of five people in the town of Tlaltenango, in a vacant lot that apparently served as a base for fuel thieves, officials said.
Prosecutors also said that Martin had tried to have his fingerprints removed and that doctors at the hospital in the state capital were being investigated for possible complicity.