Mexico gang members sentenced to life in consulate killing


EL PASO, Texas –

Three gunmen with the Barrio Azteca gang have been sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for killing a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of one other consulate employee in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, officers mentioned.

The three had all been discovered responsible by a federal jury in February of the deadly March 2010 shootings of consulate employee Lesley Enriquez, her husband Arthur Redelfs, an El Paso County jailer, and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros. All three have been sentenced Monday in El Paso, in accordance to a U.S. Attorney’s Office assertion.

The victims have been returning dwelling from a kids’s celebration once they have been mistakenly focused and killed.

Trial proof confirmed that Jose Guadalupe Diaz Diaz and Martin Artin Perez Marrufo, each of Chihuahua, Mexico, served because the hit group that killed the three on March 13, 2010, after being mistaken for members of a rival gang, in accordance to the U.S. Attorney’s workplace assertion.

According to the identical assertion, “Barrio Azteca is a transnational felony group engaged in, amongst different issues, cash laundering, racketeering, and drug-related actions in El Paso, Texas, amongst different locations.”

The gang joined with different drug gangs to battle the Sinaloa Cartel, on the time headed by Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman, and its allies for management of the drug trafficking routes by means of Juarez, in accordance to the assertion.

The drug routes by means of Juarez, which is located throughout the border from El Paso, are essential to drug trafficking organizations as a result of it’s a principal illicit drug trafficking route into the United States, federal officers mentioned.


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