Los Mexicles gang members spanking Uber drivers in Chihuahua for not paying protection tax

The video circulating on social networks shows the moment that at least eight people are beaten by other subjects.

Alleged Los Mexicles gang members beat UBER drivers who refused to pay a fee or “derecho de piso” to the criminals with a board in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

A video circulating on social networks shows the moment in which a man dressed in a gray t-shirt, black pants, and red cap begins to hit a person with a board who is “formed” and turns to the wall waiting for the blows known as “tablazos.”

In the recording, which lasts a few seconds, you can hear the blows given to the man while a subject says: “take care that they are not recording.” So far, neither the authorities of Ciudad Juarez nor the state authorities have made any statement on the matter. Neither has the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office.

According to some local media, the assailants are members of the criminal gang known as Los Mexicles, who allegedly beat up the cab app drivers for not paying a 300-peso fee to allow them to work.

The incident allegedly occurred while the drivers met when the criminals arrived and assaulted them.

Los Mexicles, the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel

Los Mexicles, a prison gang that emerged in the southern United States and is considered to be one of the armed wings of the Sinaloa Cartel, was allegedly responsible for breaking into the Ciudad Juarez prison to free Ernesto Alfredo Piñon de la Cruz, alias El Neto, leader of the organization, along with some 20 accomplices on January 1 of this year.

The violent events occurred in the Social Reinsertion Center (Cereso) No. 3. They left 10 guards and 7 inmates murdered and triggered a major search by authorities from the three levels of government and the transfer of several criminals to other federal prisons.

Federal elements arrived at the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) No. 3 but they could do little since the site is administered by the state.
Federal elements arrived at the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) No. 3 but could do little since the state administers the site.

According to state authorities, 22 of 30 escaped inmates have been recaptured so far. Meanwhile, El Neto, described by the former governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, as “the toughest and most heartless narco” of the organization, was killed after an armed confrontation with state and federal authorities in the Aztecas neighborhood, Toltecas street, in Chihuahua.

The criminal tried to escape in an armored BMW-type vehicle, but the bullets fired by the security forces ended his life. Eight long arms and five tactical vests were found in the car.

In addition to El Neto, six other inmates were recaptured alive, most of them after confrontations with security forces. Among the deceased escapees are Ián Daniel “N,” Levis Alonso “N,” Luis Carlos “N,” and Ismael H. G.

Presumably, the cat belonged to the leader of Los Mexicles. (Special|Twitter/@LetyReporta)
Presumably, the cat belonged to the leader of Los Mexicles. (Special|Twitter/@LetyReporta)

A reward ranging from 300,000 to five million pesos was offered to the escaped prisoners in exchange for information. State authorities inspected CERESO number 3, where they found a tattooed cat and a mechanical bull, among other luxuries. The brown-colored cat, known as Egyptian, had a peculiar feature: it was tattooed with the symbol of Los Mexicles.

This criminal group has been one of the main generators of violence in recent years in the area after the Sinaloa Cartel and the Juarez Cartel fought over the border crossings. Before these violent events, the criminal group was only a minor gang.