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Mexican cartel chief killed in shootout with police after escaping jail

A Mexican cartel chief was killed in a shootout with police early Thursday, days after a violent escape from jail, in accordance with studies. 

Intelligence forces tracked down Ernesto Alfredo Pinon de la Cruz – referred to as “El Neto” – within the border city of Ciudad Juárez the place he was in the end killed in a shootout, officers mentioned. 

“He was positioned, chased. He was injured, however on the best way (to the state lawyer normal’s workplaces) he died,” Chihuahua state governor Maru Campos wrote on Twitter.  

“El Neto” was amongst 29 inmates who escaped from jail in Juarez on New Year’s Day after armored automobiles attacked the power. At least 19 individuals – together with guards and different inmates – had been killed within the mayhem, Reuters reported.  


Authorities launched a manhunt for the escaped convicts. On Monday, seven individuals – together with police – had been killed in one other confrontation involving the search. 

Mexican National Guard stand guard outside a state prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Sunday. Mexican soldiers and state police regained control of a state prison in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas after violence broke out, according to state officials. 

Mexican National Guard stand guard outdoors a state jail in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Sunday. Mexican troopers and state police regained management of a state jail in Ciudad Juarez throughout the border from El Paso, Texas after violence broke out, in accordance with state officers. 
(AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Also Thursday, authorities arrested the son of infamous Mexican drug cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman within the state of Sinaloa, following a six-month interagency investigation. 

Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval mentioned Guzmán was a pacesetter of a Sinaloa faction he known as “los menores” or “the juniors,” who’re also referred to as “Los Chapitos,” for the sons of El Chapo. 

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