Photo: Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, aka “el Diego"
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, aka “el Diego,” “Blablazo” or “15”, a former cop himself, spills the beans after being caught last Friday and admitting to orchestrating 1,500 assasinations.
“El Diego,” considered by Mexican authorities as the second most important man within the internal structure of the Juártez Cartel, confessed to feeling regretful of his actions, and laments being unable to see his kids grow up; in a questioning session taped by police. Acosta also urged the 45 young men between the ages of 18 to 25 who were under his command, to re-do their lives outside of drug trafficking.
In the video, Acosta confesses to more than 1,500 executions, including the murder of Chihuahua’s Internal Affairs attorney Sandra Ivonne Salas García; Acosta also admitted to being the author of the birthday party massacre in Villas de Salvárcar where—as he points out, most of the guests were innocent, and got killed by mistake. He says he feels bad about it.
Acosta’s criminal career started in 2004, while he was a member of the police.
“El Diego” says criminals are protected and supported by police authority, who provide them with police uniforms, tips and information, and even equipment to build car-bombs.