Francisco Alberto López Galván, El Huachi, a priority target of the security authorities in Quintana Roo, was murdered this morning with nine shots on Diamond Street in Supermanzana 524, as he was leaving his home.
The information was confirmed by the State Attorney General's Office through a communiqué, in which it was informed that an investigation was initiated after the murder of a man in the municipality of Benito Juarez.
El Huachi was arriving at a house he had been challenging approximately four days ago when he was intercepted by hired assassins, who killed him after shooting him on at least nine occasions.
Information accessed by MILENIO indicates that Francisco Alberto López Galván is originally from Veracruz and was considered one of the heads of the Sinaloa Cartel in Quintana Roo. He is also linked to the armed attacks on the bars on Kabah Avenue where four people lost their lives and eight more were injured.
Francisco Alberto López Galván, El Huachi: In the authorities' sights
In a press conference on Sunday, May 15, the state secretary of Public Security of Quintana Roo, Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, revealed the identity of two individuals suspected of provoking the attacks on bars in the city.
These individuals, whom the secretary described as "two great enemies of Quintana Roo", were identified as Héctor Elías and/or Luis Rey 'N', El 15 or El Panter,a and Francisco Alberto 'N', El Huachi.
According to intelligence and field information, it was ascertained that the dispute between these two men for control of the plaza was the cause of the recent attacks on bars in Cancun.
El 15 and El Huachi are enemies and seek to take control of the area to carry out illicit activities, including extortion, in the form of "cobro de piso".
One million pesos reward for 'El 15'
A week ago, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) offered a reward of one million pesos to anyone who provides information related to the location or arrest of Héctor Elías, El 15.
This is the first reward offer after the creation of this mechanism to provide economic incentives to anyone who provides information about the location, detention, or apprehension of possible perpetrators or participants in a crime was announced in May.