Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

El Freak and El Salsa

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 |


The Italian mafia had such mafiosos as "Lucky” Luciano, "Al" Capone and "Don Carlo" Gambino. The Mexican cartels employs sicarios (hitmen) to do their bad deeds with names such as "El Freak" and "El Salsa." It would be comical if it wasn't so serious.

In Ciudad Juarez the Mexican army captured two men suspected of 45 murders,

The two men were injured on Friday during a shootout at a Social Security clinic where they intended to murder their rivals. The two fled, but were later captured by the military.

The men were identified as Arturo Arellano Corral, 26, aka "El Freak", and Solomon Bolivar Villa, 20, aka "El Salsa".

The statement said the detainees were gunmen from a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel operating in this border city under the command of drug kingpin Gabino Salas Valenciano, to assassinate rival Juarez cartel or "La Línea".

The report said the men admitted having committed at least 45 murders.

Last August, military and federal agents arrested four alleged perpetrators of 211 murders in Ciudad Juárez.

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