Friday, July 5, 2013

El Ponchis, Cartel Killer To Be Release In Early December

Edgar Jiménez Lugo

Teenage South Pacific Cartel convicted killer to be freed in early December.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 5, 2013

Mexico - One of the youngest convicted drug cartel killers is expected to go free in early December after being convicted of four homicides, three kidnappings, drug trafficking and sentenced to three years in juvenile hold. Edgar Jiménez Lugo, 17, aka, "El Ponchis or El Choky" a U.S. Citizen began working for the South Pacific Cartel (SPC) in Mexico at the age of 11. By 14, Lugo was one of the most popular drug cartel killers who tortured and slid the throats of rivals. He video taped the brutal torturing of rivals ending with their homicides and then posted those video murders on YouTube to boost his reputation.
Lugo and several of his sisters were taken into custody on December 2, 2010 while boarding a plane in Cuernavaca heading to the Mexican-American border. The Mexican military found images and video recording of the killings on his cell phone. They also conficated marijuana, a handgun and other drugs.
Lugo confessed to killing at least four victims by beating, cutting their throats ending in decapitations, while he was on drugs. He admitted to being a member of the SPC since he was 11-years-old.
Lugo's gang of adolescents was made up by members between the ages of 12 to 23. He had posted videos and images while armed with AK-47's. The videos showed the victims being beaten and killed by Lugo on social Internet networks.
Lugo and his sister Elizabeth were trying to board a flight on December 2, at the Mariano Matamoros Airport in Cuernavaca headed to Tijuana, when they were detained by members of the 24th Regional Mexican military. They were intending to cross into the U.S. to avoid prosecution by the Mexican government after arriving in Tijuana. They had planned to stay and hide at their stepmother's residence. The stepmother had sent them money to leave Morelos, according to Lugo.
Lugo and his sisters resided in Tejalpa, within the municipality of Jiutepec. He worked under Jusús Radilla Hernández or Julio Jesús Padilla Hernández, aka, "El Negro," leader of the SPC who was sought by the Mexican government. One of Lugo's sister had a child from El Negro.

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