A Mexican drug cartel murdered two Israeli criminals after a money laundering operation went wrong

Ben Sutchi and Alon Azulay were shot dead at Plaza Artz, a mall in Mexico City

A Mexican drug cartel murdered two Israeli criminals after a money laundering operation went wrong
Sources say one of the bloodiest Mexican cartels murdered the Israeli criminals - Photo: Alejandro Acosta/REUTERS
English 13/02/2020 15:36 Mexico City Kevin Ruíz Actualizada 15:41
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On February 12, investigative police (PDI), in collaboration with the local Security Ministry and the National Intelligence Center, arrested Carlos Fernando, aka “El Viejón,” a member of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and who is accused of planning the attack against two Israeli criminals, who were murdered inside a restaurant in Mexico City in July 2019.

In September 2019, EL UNIVERSAL revealed the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and the Israeli mafia were allegedly making a deal with Benjamín Yeshurun Sutchi and Alon Azulay, before murdering them on July 24, 2019.

Ben Sutchi was arrested in Mexico City and deported to Israel in 2005 - Photo: Jorge Serratos/EL UNIVERSAL

Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum confirmed the arrest:

“Yes, there was a really important arrest linked to the Plaza Artz case (…) It’s a work that was done by the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office and (…) there is a collaboration, a link with the Attorney General, the Attorney General’s Office, and with the National Security Cabinet.”

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According to investigations, “El Viejón” coordinated Esperanza Gutiérrez and Mauricio Hiram, the criminals who murdered Ben Sutchi and Alon Azulay on July 24, 2019. Mexico City authorities confirmed “El Viejón” took orders from Julio César Moreno Pinzón, aka “El Tarjetas,” the leader of the CJNG in Guadalajara, Jalisco and considered as one of the main operators of Nemesio Oseguera, known as “El Mencho.”

Why did a Mexican drug cartel kill two Israeli criminals?

According to sources, the two Israelis were murdered by the CJNG as a result of a failed money-laundering operation.

According to the investigation, Vanessa, aka “La Güera,” was in charge of the financial operations of the CJNG leader, Nemesio Oseguera. The woman coordinated a meeting between the Israeli criminals in order to make the transactions.

Although it is now known what went wrong with the money laundering operation, “La Güera” orchestrated the murder along with “El Viejón.”

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