A gang leader in Mexico has been killed while undergoing plastic surgery to disguise his identity by changing his face and erasing his fingerprints.
Officials said gunmen burst into the clinic in the city of Puebla and killed Jesus Martin, known as El Kalimba, while he was on the operating table.
Police said the murder seemed to result from a dispute between rival gangs.
They said Martin had been running an operation illegally syphoning fuel from pipelines. The business has become Mexico’s second-biggest organised crime after drug trafficking.
Jesus Martin wasn’t the first crime boss in Mexico to use plastic surgery to avoid death or arrest. One feared Juarez drug cartel boss, Amado Carrillo, died from surgical complications in 1997.
The notorious Joaquim Guzmán, known as El Chapo, was captured in 2014 despite changing the shape of most of his features while on the run.