facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

El Chayo gunned down by Mexican authorities for second time

Mexican authorities erroneously said they killed drug lord Nazario Moreno Gonzalez in 2010, but now they say El Chayo is really dead.
By Danielle Haynes   |   March 10, 2014 at 7:49 AM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-4561394450818/2014/1/13944514103639/El-Chayo-gunned-down-by-Mexican-authorities-for-second-time.jpg
MEXICO CITY, March 10 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials in Mexico said they killed drug cartel leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, known as El Chayo, Sunday -- for the second time.

The Mexican government first announced Gonzalez's death in 2010 after a two-day shootout. Many had their doubts.

"We've never found a body, fingerprints, photographs," George Grayson, a Mexico expert at the College of William and Mary, told CNN in 2011. "We know his burial site, but no one has exhumed the body. There are a lot of questions."

Officials discovered the notorious drug lord was still alive Sunday and planned to arrest him.

Instead, Gonzalez opened fire on the authorities, who fatally shot him in return, said Monte Alejandro Rubido Garcia, executive secretary of Mexico's National Public Security System.

Gonzalez was the founder of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, which began in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.


[CNN]

Follow @DanielleHaynes1 and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Sen. Mary Landrieu uses mom's home as Louisiana address
2
China questions Americanism in SATs
3
Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach
4
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
5
Chelsea Clinton quits at NBC after 3 years
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback