Thursday, April 5, 2018

"Mayito Gordo", "El Viceroy," and other inmates, protest over... the "excessive price of chips"

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Reforma



Keep in mind, 1 USD equals 18.22 MP

Organized crime leaders, kidnappers and drug lords interned in federal prisons in Jalisco and the State of Mexico appealed to the Federal Attorney consumer's Office (Profeco) complaining of excessive prices in the prison commissary.

According to the prisoners' complaints, revealed in letters to Profeco, they have paid up to 60 Mexican pesos (MP) for a bag of Cheetos and 83 for a bag of Ruffles.

38 grams of Choco Krispis have been priced at 9.50, the same as the Zucaritas.

For peanuts with salt and lemon, the prisoners of the del penal de Occidente have paid 33 pesos, according to complaints in January of this year.

For a carton of milk, in the penal de Puente Grande, prisoners pay 12.50 or 13 pesos.

The letters of complaint , were signed by prisoners in  Penal del Altiplano, in the State of México; Penal de Puente Grande, in Jalisco; and  Cefereso 17, in Michoacán.


The letters denounce the high prices paid by the relatives who visit these federal prisons. Among the list of those having signed the complaint,  are organized crime bosses such as Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, "El Viceroy", former leader of the Juarez Cartel, and Ismael Zambada Imperial, among the signatories. El Mayito Gordo ", son of Ismael" El Mayo "Zambada, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.  And Vicente Carrillo Leyva, leader of Juarez cartel and son of the deceased capo Amado Carrillo Fuentes.