Sunday, February 11, 2018

"El Z43": Hiding in Plain Sight in Mexico City

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio Feb 11, 2018


Identified as the last of the active founder Zetas , the last of the "numbered" of the criminal organization, José María Guízar Valencia, "El Z43" , took refuge six months ago in Mexico City, where he was a regular gambler at horse races at the Hipódromo de las Américas.

That was one of the activities he carried out in the capital city , from where even with his diminished power,  he managed drug trafficking operations and organized crime in the southeast of the country.


"Z 43", for whom the US government offered a reward of $5,000,000 hid in the suite of a hotel in Colonia Roma, for which he paid a monthly rent of 20,000 pesos. Intelligence reports to which Milenio had access, reveal that at least since August 2017, Guízar Valencia had moved to Mexico City, but he did not completely cease his business as head of the Tabasco plaza for the Los Zetas cartel .


                                            Hotel Marabella Colonia Roma, Mexico City

Guizar Valencia sought to pass unnoticed, he was alone, without the security circle with which he normally moved or the escorts and assassins with whom he unleashed a wave of violence in entities such as Veracruz and Chiapas.

"Z 43's" love of horses, which included buying horses and betting on them made him a frequent customer at the Hippodrome, which is in the Miguel Hidalgo delegation.


The federal authorities managed to document the constant visits to the betting area and his other movements, which allowed them to prepare the operation against Guizar Valencia.

Officials said the Zeta's regional leader preferred to hide in Mexico City because it made it easier for him to go unnoticed, contrary to his areas of operations, "where he was known."

Alone, as he returned to his hotel in Colonia Roma, "Z 43" was captured in the street, the last of the "numbered" heads of Los Zetas , the 43rd leader of a story that began with "El Z1", Arturo Guzmán Decena,  who built up the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel in 2001.

For the federal government, 17 years after its creation, the fraction of leaders of the criminal group ended with the capture, without a single shot, of "El Z43" .

It concludes a stage in which several military deserters of the Special Forces Aeromobile Group (Gafes), an elite body of the Army, created the fearsome Zetas and became hit men in the service of capo Osiel Cárdenas Guillén.

In a few years, they achieved a power that made the Barack Obama administration classify them in 2011 as an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the stability of international political and economic systems" due to their degree of dangerousness and violence.

Wedding Party Photo:

A photograph held by Milenio shows Guízar Valencia along with nine "legendary" Zetas who not only met to commit a crime, but also to socialize. The image was captured in 2010, the year in which the violent Zetas were at the top of the drug trafficking scene; they are seen embracing, as great friends or family members. 

The ten "greats" attended the wedding of Salvador Alfonso Martínez Escobedo, "El Ardilla" , in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, in which the godfather was the late Zeta leader Heriberto Lazcano, "El Lazca".

These were times of splendor for these criminals, who in the same year became independent of the Gulf cartel. In 2010 they were no longer the armed wing of the criminal organization, but one more cartel.

Of the men shown in the photo, three of them were killed and seven were captured during operations by federal and military forces.

It is observed from left to right to Francisco Antonio Medina Mejía, "El Quemado" , killed in April 2012; "Commandante Gallo" , who lost his life in January 2012; Fernando Galaviz or Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, "El Pinky" , arrested in March 2013.

Óscar Omar Treviño Morales, "El Z42" , arrested in March 2015; Salvador Alfonso Martínez Escobedo, "El Ardilla" , captured in October 2012; José María Guízar Valencia, "El Z43" , arrested on February 8, 2018.

Carlos Alberto Oliva Castillo, "La Rana" , apprehended in October 2011; Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, "El Z40" , apprehended in July 2013; Mauricio Guízar Cárdenas, El Amarillo , arrested in July 2012 and José Luis Peña Brizuela, "El Pompín" , killed in August 2011.



The fall of each one of them represented the diminution of the Los Zetas power . In recent years "El Z43", Jose Maria Guitar Valencia, was in charge of the Plaza de Tabasco, he turned the southeast into a bastion, from there he  kept active the drug transfer operations from Colombia to the US.

The intelligence reports indicate that he had protection from local authorities to prevent operations, but he also deployed violence in states such as Chiapas and Veracruz.

Extraditable:

Guízar Valencia, also known as "El Charly" and "El Amo" , is  Mexican-American and formed part of the list of 122 priority objectives identified by the federal authorities, and of those 109  have now been neutralized.

The National Security Commissioner, Renato Sales confirmed the arrest of "El Z43" , operator of the transfer of drugs from Colombia to the US and one of the main generators of violence in the southeast region of Mexico and Guatemala.

He explained that the US government has already requested Mexico for his extradition, since "El Z43"  has arrest warrants in Washington, Dallas and Laredo, although he is also accused in Tabasco, Puebla and Chiapas of crimes against health, arms trafficking, organized crime, homicide and kidnapping.

According to Mexican authorities, he was born on November 1, 1979 in Venustiano Carranza, Puebla, and began  drug trafficking in Michoacán in 1998, and  continued in 2001 in Tamaulipas.

In 2003 he began the recruitment of cells to seize the Palenque plaza in Chiapas; which in  2005 expanded its activities to Veracruz and by 2007 he  was in charge of the transport by land of cocaine from Colombia to the US, passing through Guatemala.

Sales Heredia said that Guízar Valencia "established connections with other suppliers in Central and South America, derived from control in the southeast of the country, in 2013 the defendant expanded its operations to the center of the Republic, mainly the state of Puebla."


Note: The claim "El Z43" was born in the state of Puebla contradicts the previously published information by Milenio that Guizar Valencia was born on that same date , Nov 1, 1979 in Tulare California ; see my BB Post on Friday Feb 9, 2018 

38 comments:

  1. Z43 is not the last of the “numbered generation”. Z33 is still active, and that dude is 50 years old. Z19 (El Contador) a particularly brutal guy, is also active and said to control areas of Chiapas and Veracruz.

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  2. He was not a founder of the Zeta organization. He was part of the Valencia cartel, thus the last name. His cell struck an agreement with Los Zetas

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    1. True,in aguililla,Mich those two last names “guizar valencia” are the most comon besides mendoza.

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    2. He was never a member of the valencia cartel del millenio. Matter of fact the valencias killed his dad the jalisco cartel killed his brother.

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  3. the post is wrong, it is missing the real founder and original z43. they are mixing up history.

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    1. It's all politics, fake. Just like America back stabbing

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    2. osiel cardenas gillen foundador z

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    3. The founder was arturo guzman decena el Z1.

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  4. What is costillas pic doing in that picture. Costilla was not a zeta he was above all the zetas except el kelin who grew in power to be oziels hand picked man to be the boss when he got locked up. This guy in this article grew in power under treviño and treviño was not an original zeta much less this guy.

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  5. It’s rare that you see that many serial killers in one photo.

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    1. 6:09 see the operation 40, some of them having a night out in mexico city in the 50s, including felix ismael rodriguez and Barry Seal "American Made" the original

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  6. Damn how tall is Ardilla? He looks about 5’2” in the photo.

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  7. Que bueno que capturaron a estos pendejos. Zeras eran la escoria de Mexico. Las Golfas no se quedan atras.
    Lo unico malo con esta captura es que les dan mas poder a los CJNG y o a los habladores de los de Sinaloa que tambien ambos grupos valen verga!

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  8. ardilla looking like 42's son hahahaha

    #9 is the infamous Z-200 who was wreaking hell in Guatemala?

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    1. Thats right dude,you the only one who got on it,z200 he was causing cain killing farmhands and leaving mantas,hes the one who left the farm wall with a message in blood in Guat

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  9. He was not a founder. As we have learned here in this blog, nor the treviño brothers. Also, in the above pictures, only two original founders are pictured.

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    1. which ones are og?

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    2. Lazcano y mamito.

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    3. Only "the help" remains:
      la Zeta Servidumbre, pura podredumbre.

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  10. Los grandes no se toman fotos,no tienen fb ni una de esas mamadas no tienen corridos viven agusto y viajan los pendejos se matan y es la verdad saludos a todos compas

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    1. Excepto en mexico por que son unos pendejos

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    2. En "la Fiesta del Jefe Diego" see juntaron, se retrataron y les sacaron videos a los meros jefes de todo el pinchi pedo even known pederastas like cardenal Nolberto Rivera and Emilio Gamboa Patrón and Carlos Salinas de gortari...

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  11. Authorities in 4 states gave him protection!
    http://www.milenio.com/policia/autoridades-estados-proteccion-z43-nexos_politicos-gobierno_federal-seguridad-milenio_0_1120087991.html

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  12. Congratulations Pena Nieto got one

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  13. What a picture first time is see it.Mass murderers in one picture its like the Nazis when they got rounded up.

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  14. This Z43 was supposedly killed in 2010. He was wrapped in a sheet and left on the side of the road. I remember a story I believe on BB years ago but I’m not sure. Z43 was also alleged to have accompanied Z42 to the Narco summit in Piedras Negras with CJNG, BL, CDNJ and Los Zetas to discuss an alliance. Obviously it never panned out because El Viceroy, El H and Z42 were all arrested not long after the”summit”. CDS Latte lovers swear it never happened but I don’t ever remember the rumor being debunked as not true. What do you think Queen Chivis? Was it ever debunked?

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    1. Good question...jeeze that was like a life time or two ago. I recall after the vid was out there was talk he was faking his demise.

      However this z43 has a completely different name that the original.

      About the coahuila summit...I was confused as hell over z43...he is dead what the hell is he doing at the summit ...I asked myself. so I wrote a post.

      BUT now it makes sense. they never retired the jersey, just washed, recycled and named another narco z43. How does that even work? vergüenza o el honor?

      here is my post from 2014 and notice I wrote the nickname was "charly" are nicknames inherited also?

      some of us reporters discussed this ..confusion all around...

      However supposedly his body was dumped outside televisa tampico with a cartulina saying

      "si me conoces llevame soy un zeta"

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/08/coahuila-drug-summit-of-zs-blo-cjng.html

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  15. It’s unfortunate the article refers to these bottom feeding scum as “greats”. They were absolute pussies who couldn’t hurt a fly without superior numbers and superior weapons. Z40, Z42, Ardilla, La Rana - just the arm pit of cowardly and selfish losers.

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  16. Good job pgr or whoever got this guy just send them to USA one by one Cardenas and Guzman and Hdz and yarington need company.

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  17. Question? How many deaths attributed to these people?

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    1. Literally 1000s and how many did they murder with their own hands ? A group photograph of literal serial killers,thats for real .

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  18. Francisco Medina Mejía"El Quemado was supposedly a real badass,Ardilla was a little badass,between those 10 dudes in the picture can we even guess how many people died because of them?Every single one of them in that picture has personally killed someone,each one one of them a murderer,some almost serial killers.what a group photo?

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  19. The notorious Z200 who was killing and beheading farmers in Peten Guatemala El Amarillo,he was running amok there when the Z were at their peak,he is primo to Z43 in this pic,every single one these is a murderer,El Quemado was another loony tune,El Ardilla,its like an old time SS camp picture with all the fuckin loonies gettin a picture together,what a crew.I wonder if this is where the Z40 pic came from where he is strapped with a shooter in his waistband that Chivis put up here on BB ?

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    1. Yeah i wonder too that picture was put a long time ago.Looks like its the same clothes.Someone said the first picture was where he was at an airport.All those dudes commanded squads like Nazis.They didn't kill them themselves.Which they have also done plenty murders themselves.But under they're command all those have murdered thousands by their orders.Find those dudes alone in the streets and if you don't know who they are you can bitch slap them fucks.All cowards with large numbers and defenseless people like Nazis in war camps.Just like Nuremburg trials all cried like pussies.Except for Herman hiring stayed loyal to hitler till the end then he commited suicide.These zetas should be tried just like them international court for crimes against humanity.

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  20. Hey Chivis isnt it predictable ? Didn't we know that many would not be able to resist pointing out the eminently obvious point about founders and z-claves.If most have a little knowledge on this subject as most here do,WE ALL FUCKIN KNOW IT ALREADY..

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  21. All we need now is for millie to winge on about "school of americas" and the US trained every sicario/spy on the planet,you know,the usual bollocks off millie

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  22. Dude is from Tulare County, his relatives are here all over the place. Alot of them good people not involved in the business. Think school Teachers, Law Enforcement etc. etc. etc. They even look like each other his eyes, nose, and face. (Not to mention last names) They look like.

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