Enrique Alejandro Pizano a ones security chief for a ‘most wanted’ Mexican cartel leader had been said to have contacted the deadly virus and was rushed to the hospital where he died .
Pizano was declared dead May 13 at Occidente General Hospital, where he had been under observation after he was rushed there from the Federal Social Re adaptation Center in the Jalisco municipality of El Salto.
The dead man was said to have been in charge of overseeing the security of Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes, the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
He was popularly known by the name ‘El Anestesia’ or The Anesthetic when he worked for the cartel leader.
Pizano died at the age of 47-year-old after he was arrested in September 2015 and placed in a cell where previously over 3 people died from the same coronavirus.
Health official who took care of him stated that the former chief security Pizano suffered from obesity, hypertension and asthma.
Pizano reportedly joined the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in 2007 and was allegedly the mastermind of an attack in August 2014 that led to the murder of Juan Manuel Gómez Torres, the mayor of the Jalisco city of Ayutla, and his bodyguard.
He was also known to have had a role in the May 2015 attack that took down an Armed Forces helicopter and left eight soldiers and one federal cop dead during an operation to capture El Mencho.