The Mexican government announced another key arrest made in their war on narcotrafficers and drug-gangs today, with the arrest of Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, also known as “Camel”. In March, Castillo was suspected of orchestrating the ambush deaths of 3 U.S. consulate personnel in Cuidad Juarez. In addition, Castillo, as a leader of the Azteca drug gang, was accused of killing 13 teens at a party in June.
The teens were attending a party in Cuidad Juarez, when they were mistaken as gang members of the Aristas Asesinos, a rival drug gang. Since that shooting, the Aristas and Azteca gangs have engaged in bloody retribution shootings throughout the country.