Friday, August 12, 2011

36-year-old Man Implicated In 600 Murders In Mexico

Oscar Osvaldo García Montoya

El Compayito arrested by Mexican Federal Police

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 12, 2011

Toluca, Mexico - On early Thursday, Mexican Federal Police arrested Oscar Osvaldo García Montoya, 36, aka, "El Compayito" in connection with 600 homicides. He was taken into custody in the Torres de Padierna neighborhood in Mexico City. García Montoya told authorities that he was about to kill six people before he was detained.
García Montoya originally from Guasave, Sinaloa is the known leader of the Hand with Eyes Cartel (La Mano con Ojos) confessed to participating in 300 murders and ordering at least 300 more and is accused of the 2009, La Marquesa murders of 24 people. He ordered his men to decapitate most of his victims, according to Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, State of Mexico Attorney General (PGR).
The Mexican government had offered $1 million pesos (more than $400,000 U.S.) for information leading to García Montoya's arrest. La Mano con Ojos became infamous in the last five months for the sadistic homicides.
García Montoya was a former member of the Mexican Marines, but had deserted and later joined the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in 2002. He ended up working as the personnal bodyguard for Arturo Beltrán. García Montoya also became the chauffeur for Edgar Villareal, aka, "La Barbie" and was chief of security for José Gerardo Álvarez, aka, "El Indio."
García Montoya distributed drugs in the municipalities of Huixquilucan, Naucalpan, Atizapán de Zaragoza, Tultitlán, Cuautitlán Izcalli, and Mexico City.

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