Tuesday, July 19, 2022

José Noriel 'El Chueco' Portillo Gil - update

Among 13 arrested are a cousin of El Chueco and a sicario, both of whom had Urique police force firearms. Neither gun had been reported as missing or stolen.
The manhunt continues for 'El Chueco' (crooked). He extorted Toronto-based mining company Sierra Metals. El Chueco demanded 10% of the company’s copper shipments to allow trucks to pass a road in Urique municipality, in Chihuahua state. The gang leader's uncle, Samuel Pokare, was the local chief of police, giving him power and impunity in the area.
José Noriel 'El Chueco' Portillo Gil, 30, is the leader of a Sinaloa Cartel-affiliated gang called Gente Nueva (New People). He's accused of murdering two priests and a tour guide in a church. El Chueco went on a murderous rampage following a baseball game.

Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar
'El Chueco' has gone on the run, leaving his large brick home in the poor town of Bahuichivo, located about 20 km north of Cerocahui. His relatives have been arrested, local politicians are under investigation for connections to him and a reward of five million Mexican pesos (around $250k) has been offered for information leading to his arrest. The case rose to international attention after Pope Francis spoke about the murders and expressed his dismay at Mexico’s murder rate. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told the press that cops have had an arrest warrant out for El Chueco since 2018 for the murder of Patrick Braxton-Andrew, an American tourist he mistook for a DEA agent.