Authorities in Mexico arrested a professional chef for allegedly killing and mutilating his wife after he tried to swap her for drugs.

Daily Mail reported that the Mexico City Police arrested Jose Alfredo Camacho on Monday, July 19, following the murder of his 25-year-old wife, Jacqueline Perez.

Authorities said the 31-year-old professional chef was under the influence of methamphetamines when they took him into custody.

Camacho's arrest came after Pérez's mother visited the couple's home but was chased away by the suspect. Pérez's mother was concerned after not hearing from her daughter for several days.

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Pérez's mother reported the incident to the Mexico City Police, who then dispatched a team of agents to the couple's home located in the borough of Milpa Alta.

Police said the chef confessed to the investigators that on Sunday, July 18, he contacted his drug dealer through Facebook and offered to swap his wife for a dose of crystal methamphetamine.

The deal did not happen, but Camacho said he took the drug and, at some point, killed his wife. It was still unclear how Perez died, but police said the chef initially claimed that his wife was already dead when he woke up on Monday.

Camacho also claimed that he did not remember killing Perez. But in his testimony, he told the authorities that he used a kitchen knife to cut his wife's body. The chef said he then cooked both of Perez's arms as he planned to give them to their two dogs.

Police discovered the remains of Camacho's wife inside a bag that was abandoned on the roof, while her arms were found in a cooking pot. The chef is expected to appear in court this week to be formally charged for killing his wife.

Mexico's Battle Against Drug Cartels

The heinous crime committed by Camacho happened as Mexico continues its battle against drug cartels. Despite the deadly fight against the drug cartels, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report noted that Mexico has limited success.

The organization noted that Mexican drug cartels dominate the import and distribution of different substances such as heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana in the United States. It also underscored that the amount of fentanyl seized by the authorities quintupled between 2019 and 2020.

In a 1995 study, the DOJ's Office of Justice Programs noted that the criminal justice system in Mexico concentrated the bulk of the country's resources on enforcing drug laws, even though domestic drug use is relatively low.

It added that the illegal drug industry in Mexico mainly targets foreign markets. However, the industry's effects on the country's political and socioeconomic have led to corruption, violence, militarization, and unintended victims.

Which Are the Largest Drug Cartels in Mexico?

Over the decades, CFR noted that the influx in Mexican drug cartels became constant. Citing a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the six largest Mexican drug cartels are Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, Juarez Cartel, Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, and Beltran-Leyva Organization.

CFR underscored that Mexican drug cartels utilize a portion of their profits to bribe judges, politicians, and even the police. Furthermore, these drug cartels intimidate officials for them to cooperate, with assassinations of public servants relatively common in the country.

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Written By: Joshua Summers

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