Story By: Juan Fenandez Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This suspected gang leader has been arrested for robbing locals in Mexico City and is reportedly linked to the killing of two indigenous boys whose dismembered remains were found being wheeled around city streets on a sack barrow.
The suspect was identified as Carlos, 29, alias ‘El Chayin’ was arrested by officers of the Secretariat of Public Safety in the capital Mexico City on Monday 23rd November.
Patrol officers in the historical centre in the district of Cuauhtemoc were approached by a woman who claimed she had been robbed by a group of two men and a woman who threatened her life if she did not pay them.
Authorities went back to the area and found Carlos along with a 32-year-old male and 33-year-old female in possession of MXN 3,000 (GBP 112) in cash and a handgun, according to a police report.
Carlos is also suspected of belonging to the criminal gang Union Tepito which operates in Mexico City.
According to local newspaper ‘El Universal’, Carlos admitted to extorting locals, but denied having anything to do with the recent double homicide of two indigenous children. (https://bit.ly/3fEIii8)
The report adds that he is suspected of being the person in charge of drug dealing and extortion in the area around Santa Veracruz Street.
It is the same area where two minors identified as Alan Yair Silvestre Becerril, 12, and Hector Efrain Tolentino de Jesus, 14, were brutally tortured and killed after disappearing on 27th October.
Both children were reported to be Mazahuas natives which is an indigenous population found in different parts of Mexico.
Their dismembered remains were found inside packages being wheeled around on a sack barrow in the middle of the capital city by a suspect identified by the first name Edgar, 39.
The Mexico City General Attorney’s Office later confirmed the remains belonged to the boys putting an end to their search after they were found on 1st November.
Authorities also arrested a second suspect identified as Baltazar on 5th November who was found inside a home in Mexico City’s historical centre where the murders are alleged to have happened.
There have not been any reports directly linking Carlos to the murders, but as he is suspected of leading the gang in the area, he is being investigated as part of the case.
Investigations are ongoing.
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