Episode 28: ‘The Sicario’
Producer/Director Alexandra Garcia
The bodies have been piling up and Alberto Capella, then the police chief in the Mexican condition of Morelos, was desperate. So he turned to a gentleman intimately common with the drug violence plaguing his area of south-central Mexico — a ruthless sicario, an assassin who, authorities reported, killed a lot more than 20 men and women.
For many years the murder amount in Mexico has been climbing to alarming highs, and endemic corruption has manufactured it just about unachievable to do significantly to stop it. So Capella struck discounts with some of the adult men he’d arrested who were being inclined to testify against their drug cartel bosses. In exchange, he supplied the informants defense and a chance to escape a lifetime of brutality, probably without experiencing any prices.
It was a gentleman’s agreement with guys educated in violence. Capella tells “The Weekly” he wrestled with his decision to offer a lifeline to guys who showed no regard for human daily life, but his informants aided him arrest and convict dozens of cartel operatives.
Capella’s star witness experienced his possess enthusiasm. “I really do not want to spend my entire daily life in prison,” the sicario claimed.
Observe how these men on either side of a bloody war tearing Mexico aside arrived to count on each individual other for their futures.
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Senior Story Editors Dan Barry, Liz O. Baylen, and Liz Day
Director of Pictures Victor Tadashi Suarez
Video Editor Pierre Takal
Supervising Producer Gemma Jordan
Associate Producers Lora Moftah and Valerie Schenkman
Extra Modifying Geoff O’Brien