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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Three Zetas Vieja Escuela Members Sentenced to 50 Years for Kidnapping

"MX" for Borderland Beat


Three members of the Zetas Vieja Escuela (ZVE) criminal group were sentenced to 50 years in prison for the kidnapping of Francisco Guerrero Silva, 36, a Nuevo Leon businessman. Guerrero was kidnapped in Linares, Nuevo Leon, last year and found dead in Padilla, Tamaulipas. He was a well-known citrus farmer who ran a company that produced/sold oranges in northern Mexico.


The prosecution was able to prove that the three individuals, Daniel Humberto “B”, Rafael “G” y Saúl “G”, were guilty of organizing and carrying out Guerrero’s kidnapping. However, they were not found guilty of his murder. As part of their sentence, they will have to pay half a million pesos (about US$25,000) in reparations and MXN$322,000 (about US$16,000) in fines.

These three suspects worked under ZVE boss Roberto Garcia Tinajero (alias 'El Pariente'). Although imprisoned in Nuevo Leon since 2014, investigators said that El Pariente ran a large kidnapping and extortion scheme in central Tamaulipas. El Pariente's son Roberto Garcia Gatica, his girlfriend Angela Pecina Gaytan, and grandson Gibran Aldair García Torres are also involved with the ZVE in this area.


They were based in El Barretal, a rural community in Hidalgo Municipality, where El Pariente is from. El Barretal is a strategic corridor for organized crime groups because it has a highway that connects Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, with the state of Nuevo Leon. It is about a three hour drive from Monterrey, one of the largest cities in Mexico.


In October 2017, the ZVE kidnapped Guerrero's father Jorge. He was killed by his captors after his family paid a ransom. Despite the violence, Guerrero continued to run his citrus company up until his kidnapping and death in March 2020.


Sources: ExcelsiorLa Twitiritera; Punto x Punto; El Porvenir

16 comments:

  1. No bear arms in Mexico... Just sad

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    1. Quickly disappearing in the US too

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    2. Why should it disappear in the states???
      Gun sales increased and ammo prices decreased when Democrats were in charge.
      And bearing arms will not help Mexico. Open your eyes and see what’s going on in any other western, first world countries!!!!

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    3. Democrat Communist Party want us to be like Mexico

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    4. we will never give up our guns

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    5. Won’t happen. Too many new gun owners in the USA
      The people will rise up

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    6. Yes. Yes Rise up

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  2. No bear arms, the government wouldn't like for Mexicans citizens to possess firearms. They'll start killing politicans first an they know this.

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    1. Ja ja so true, they r the problem let the cartels do what they want

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  3. How will they pay

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    1. Likely with work in prison. And when they get out they will owe that to the government. But most of these folks will never be hired in the formal sector. So that just means they will never pay it all.

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  4. I’ve been to Barretal before since I used to own property in Padilla. Most of the cartel people hangout in that T street that divides the highway. There is a tiny river with a bridge. I used to take my kids there in the summer back in the 90s... seems like another lifetime ago. Had to sell my property back in 2013 since several of my farm employees were kidnapped. I don’t know about Mr. Guerrero but can ask more.

    BB, if I have time I can post my story on the forum. I know a lot about the area. Many people who had ranchos there that were from Reynosa and Matamoros were killed. Others were ask never to come back.

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    1. Same with my family; they owned land near China NL and Dr Coss NL. Sold everything

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    2. I still own land in Tamaulipas (Rio Bravo and Valle Hermoso), which is very close to the border. Conocidos who owned land deeper in Tamaulipas had to sell or rent it since it was harder to manage it from afar.

      I drive my old 1993 Ford pick up every time I go. They of course know my truck already and know I’m a farmer. No one has messed with me in years. But back in 2010 or so I did have some narcos living / hiding in some of our warehouses. One time a Marina helicopter showed up and the narcos never came back.

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  5. Roberto Garcia Gatica is the father (not the son) of “Pariente” and in charge of laundering the proceeds of extortion/kidnapping. Gibran Garcia Torres is the son of “Pariente” and the grandson of Roberto Garcia Gatica.

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    1. According to the source below, it is as follows:

      Roberto García Tinajero (grandfather, 'Pariente')

      Roberto García Gatica (son of the one above, also known as 'Pariente')

      Gibrán Aldaír García Torres (grandson of the first)

      Maybe the confusion lies on the first two that have the same alias?

      http://latwitiritera.blogspot.com/2019/01/el-pariente-y-su-familia-movilizan.html

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