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Man who dissolved more than 640 Human Bodies in Acid received Extended Sentence in California

Man who dissolved more than 640 Human Bodies in Acid received Extended Sentence in California

San Diego, CA: Santiago Meza López, who dissolved a minimum of 640 bodies in acid for a drug gang, received an extra 30-year prison sentence on Tuesday.

In 2009, he was jailed and given the nickname “El Pozolero,” which means the pozole maker. Pozole is a stew consisting of hominy, spices, vegetables, and either pork or chicken.

Meza López allegedly agitated and disintegrated about 300 deceased individuals in acid at his Ensenada ranch, located around 70 miles south of the border.

He was condemned to a 10-year prison term in 2012 and was scheduled to be freed two years ago.

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Meza López was sentenced to an additional 30 years in jail on Tuesday for kidnapping and his connections to organized crime. The additional years of imprisonment are unrelated to the act of dissolving bodies in acid.

Prosecutors allege his involvement with the Arellano Felix cartel, which once dominated the drug trafficking route from Tijuana to the United States.

Meza López admitted to making $600 weekly by immersing them in a mixture of acid and sodium hydroxide, churning them for eight hours until only teeth, nails, and some bone fragments remained.

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He further mentioned that any remaining items would be incinerated and interred in a vacant area on his land.

Following the arrest, investigators discovered between 14,000 to 15,000 corpses buried on his land.

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