“El Mago,” a notorious drug trafficker with ties to a prominent cartel leader, reportedly met his untimely end on Thanksgiving morning in Los Angeles County.
This information has been confirmed by law enforcement authorities.
Eduardo Escobedo, a 39-year-old man known by his nickname “El Mago” (which translates to “the magician” in English), was one of two individuals who sadly died in Willowbrook last Thursday, as reported by local sources.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies swiftly responded to reports of gunshots in the area. Regrettably, both Escobedo and another individual, who remains unidentified, tragically lost their lives at the scene due to their injuries.
Deputies have revealed that a third person, whose identity is being kept confidential, sustained injuries that have been determined to be non-life-threatening.
Convicted Drug Trafficker “El Mago” Killed in LA County
The individual has since been transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Law enforcement authorities have officially confirmed that Guillermo De Los Angeles Jr., aged 47, the second victim in this case, shared a similar background with the first victim, Escobedo. Both individuals were previously convicted drug dealers, according to the authorities.
Recent investigations have revealed that “El Mago” originated in East Los Angeles and became notably recognized for supplying marijuana to Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, the firstborn son of the notorious “El Chapo.”
Escobedo, the subject of the investigation, has reportedly been implicated not only in the distribution of drugs but also in the alleged laundering of the illicit proceeds.
This intricate operation involved the acquisition of high-end vehicles, which were subsequently transported to the cartel’s central hub located in Culiacan, the capital city of Sinaloa.
After serving a nearly five-year sentence for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute over 22,000 pounds of marijuana, Eduardo Escobedo was released from federal prison in 2018.
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