Mexico wins another battle in War on Drugs: Oscar Garcia Montoya imprisoned.
Mexican authorities said Friday they have arrested a suspected gang leader thought to be directly responsible for 600 murders.
Hitman and cartel leader Oscar Garcia Montoya, arrested by the Mexican police.
Mexico City –
“He has admitted to taking part personally in 300 executions, and ordering another 300,” Alfredo Castillo, the prosecutor for the state of Mexico, told reporters in a news conference.
Oscar Garcia Montoya, 36, was the suspected leader of the “Mano con Ojos” ( “Hand with Eyes”) gang, which is thought to have been involved in around 900 murders in the Mexico City area.
Garcia Montoya, confessed to ordering or carrying out 600 of those. He is suspected of murdering and decapitating 20 people himself in the Mexico City area, state prosecutor Alfredo Castillo said.
The suspect, also known as Carlos, Ricardo or El Compayito, was arrested early Thursday in Tlalpan, a southern suburb of the capital.
He was allegedly planning to kill six of his gang at the weekend for attempting to leave it.
Garcia Montoya, is a former Navy corporal where he was trained by the guatemalan elite soldiers group Kaibiles (train in how to kill) who spent time as a policeman in the north of the country after deserting from the marines, had a price on his head of 5 million pesos (425,000 dollars). He deserted the force to become a mafia boss’ bodyguard.
Garcia — nicknamed “El Compayito,” which is the name of a popular hand-puppet in Mexico — was also the leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel after the former leader, Arturo Beltran, was killed in a shoot-out with Mexican marines in 2009.