DA: Mexican gangster guilty of ‘unprecedented carnage’
SAN DIEGO — Two leaders of the Mexican drug trafficking gang known as Los Palillos participated in several kidnappings, nine murders and other crimes in San Diego County between 2004 to 2007, a prosecutor said Thursday.
After more than six months of testimony, Deputy District Attorney Mark Amador began the prosecution’s closing argument in the trial of 34-year-old Jorge Rojas Lopez and 33-year-old Juan Estrada Gonzalez.
“This unprecedented carnage and savagery cannot stand,” Amador told the jury.
After the Arellano Felix drug organization killed Rojas Lopez’s brother in 2002, he and other members of Los Palillos fled Mexico and set up their drug- running operation in Kansas City and San Diego, Amador said.
The prosecutor said the members of Los Palillos were “cold, calculated, hard men” who committed evil deeds in San…
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