Mexican federal police capture one of alleged leaders of cross-border Aztecas gang

Associated Press
November 28, 2010

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal police have captured a presumed leader of a cross-border drug gang suspected in dozens of killings, including the slaying of a U.S. consulate worker, authorities announced Sunday.

Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, 32, was arrested Saturday in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, which is considered the most violent city in Mexico.

Gallegos is suspected in last January’s killing of 15 youths at a party, a massacre that shocked even the violence-hardened people of Ciudad Juarez, and in the March murder of a U.S. consulate employee in that city, regional security chief Luis Cardenas Palomino said.

The alleged gang leader is also accused of killing five federal agents in unrelated attacks.

Gallegos is purported to be one of the leaders of the Aztecas gang that operates both in Ciudad Juarez and across the border in El Paso, Texas.

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3 Comments for “Mexican federal police capture one of alleged leaders of cross-border Aztecas gang”

  1. mark

    people talk about MS13 being the most dangerous gang and i say false!!! false because i lived in los angeles during the time of this gangs birth place in los angeles!!! this gang are nothing more than a bunch of punks that get punked by other gangs and love to trash talk!!! as of like the AZTECA GANG!!! now thats a gang to fear!!!! they have joined the mexican cartels due to their ruthless ways!!! as of other MEXICAN SURENO GANGS!!! so all that BULL ish talk about MS13 being the most dangerous gang well CHECK YOUR FACTS FIRST and then speak on it!!!

  2. Junior Camacho

    Man you peole give them chavalas the Aztecas a lot of credit and them fools ain’t running anything in Chuco. There days are counted.They are a bunch of snitches working with the feds. Chuco Tango, Kinto sol are running everything now. Barrio Azteca are a bunch of levas weak blank vatos working with feds.

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