Jaime González Durán, The Hummer, founder and one of the main leaders of the group of sicarios Los Zetas, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for money laundering, one of the charges levied against him.
González Durán, who served as escort for the former Gulf cartel leader Osiel Cardenas Guillen, remains held for prosecution in organized crime and drug trafficking, said the Attorney General's Office.
The Hummer was arrested by federal police on November 7, 2008 in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, during a raid in which his accomplices attempted to rescue him in several shootouts with the authorities.
Duran Gonzalez was responsible for controlling the operations of Los Zetas in Mexico City and eight states where the group was the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel, and was part of the cell of the criminal organization just below Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Lazca and Miguel Treviño Morales, Z-40.
Today Los Zetas are engaged in a bloody fight with the Gulf cartel, primarily in the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.