“El Neto” and 29 other people escaped from the Ciudad Juárez prison on January 1, 2023. (REUTERS / José Luis González)
After almost two weeks of intense operations and deployment of security elements, the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) reported that eight of the 30 inmates who escaped from the Ciudad Juárez prison have been reapprehended.
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After 11 days of the massive escape from the prison, the authorities are still looking for 26 escapees
Through a statement, the institution shared a recount of the results obtained in the search efforts implemented after the massive escape registered on January 1, 2023 at the State Center for Social Reintegration (Cereso) No. 3.
As of the night of January 12, four people deprived of their liberty who were being held in said prison had been recaptured alive.
Two of the inmates escaped from Cereso 3 in Ciudad Juárez fell; one was found dead
At the beginning of the year, there was a riot in Cereso where 14 people were killed and about 30 inmates fled.
The first escapee who fell into the hands of justice was Isaac Jesús Rojas Ruiz, 30, on January 5. That day, prosecutor Roberto Fierro reported that during his arrest a .40 caliber pistol and a portion of the drug known as “cristal” were seized.
Ever Armando Villegas González, alias El Chavelo, was arrested on the night of January 7 in the town of San Isidro, Distrito Bravos. He was aboard a vehicle when the authorities identified him; They seized a package with 17.6 grams of glass and a .223 caliber rifle firearm, as well as a magazine stocked with 15 useful cartridges of the same caliber.
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They did so in relation to the same period in 2022, the first week of the year the country accumulated the number of 666 deaths due to violence
Additionally, the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) arrested Carlos Guadalupe Altamirano, alias El Masca, 29, and Raúl Alfonso López Moriel, alias El Pachas, 33, on January 12.
Both were recaptured during an operation in the Kilometer 29 neighborhood of Ciudad Juárez in which a corporation helicopter participated. In the same way, the security agents detained two more subjects who were not part of the list of escaped inmates.
Since the escape from Cereso No. 3 in the border city, six ppl have lost their lives in their attempt not to return to the prison. The first death, considered the most relevant in this case, was that of Ernesto Alfredo Piñón de la Cruz, El Neto, leader of Los Mexicles, a criminal gang that allegedly orchestrated the attack on the prison.
El Neto died on Thursday, January 5, four days after having regained his freedom, after a fight with state and federal forces. After being located, he tried to flee and confronted the security agents. During the confrontation he was injured and lost his life while being transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office.
The leader of Los Mexicles died after a confrontation with security agents. (Special)
On the night of January 7, at the same time that El Chavelo was reapprehended, the authorities located Iván Daniel Acosta Flores in the Parajes neighborhood of San Isidro. He, however, was found dead. Due to the injuries that he presented at the time of being located, it was reported that he died as a result of an armed attack.
Regarding the other two ppl found dead, the Prosecutor’s Office reserved all information regarding their identity, as well as the circumstances in which their bodies were detected, since their relatives have not gone to the Public Ministry to identify them. However, they confirmed that they were included in the escape list thanks to their fingerprints.
With this latest update on the investigations, the authorities are still searching for 22 of the people who left the Cd. Juárez prison, where a brutal wave of violence was unleashed possibly related to the return of members of Los Mexicles to the streets.
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