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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Zetas Founding Member 'El Hummer' Extradited to US (Updated)

"MX" for Borderland Beat


Los Zetas founding member Jaime Gonzalez Duran ("El Hummer") was extradited to the United States from Mexico yesterday.

Although El Hummer was arrested nearly 12 years ago, authorities were unable to extradite him to the U.S. His extradition process began in 2015 and has been filled with motions, suspensions, and delays.


El Hummer is one of the highest-ranking Zetas members to ever be extradited to the US. The highest-ranking Zetas member imprisoned in the U.S. today is Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar ("El Mamito"), who was also a founding Zetas member.





Background
El Hummer was a violent cartel leader and is the suspect in the murder of the famous band singer Valentine Elizalde. Known as one of the most bloodthirsty Zetas, he was born in the tiny humble town of Xolmón, in the municipality of Aquismón, San Luis Potosí.  At the time Xolmón had a population of less than 500, all indigenous people.

He joined the Mexican Army as a young adult and was part of the Special Forces Airborne Group (GAFE). He received specialized training by U.S. forces and the Israeli Defense Force.


After seven years of service, he defected and joined the Gulf Cartel under Osiel Cardenas Guillen, becoming one of the first members of its newly formed paramilitary wing, Los Zetas.

Like El Hummer, many of the first members of Los Zetas were ex-military. Los Zetas was responsible for providing security services to Cárdenas Guillén and carrying out executions on the cartel's behalf. Their role in organized crime increased over the years after they became involved in drug trafficking and territory expansion.


El Hummer was the former plaza boss of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, one of the Gulf Cartel's most lucrative turfs. In 2008, he was arrested and has been in prison ever since.


Case

The extradition of El Hummer has been a headache case for Mexican and U.S. officials. From 2008 to 2015, El Hummer was imprisoned in Mexico without a formal extradition request from the U.S.


In November 2015, a federal judge halted his extradition and allowed El Hummer to file an appeal. This action was a surprise for the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the U.S. government because they had already agreed to send him to the U.S., as reported by Borderland Beat.


In March 2019, his extradition was okayed by the Mexican government once again, but El Hummer was able to get a motion approved in May that temporarily halted his extradition, as reported by Borderland Beat. Another Mexican federal judge gave the "green light" to extradite him to the U.S. that November, but this motion was suspended again in 2020.

Update (24/Oct/2022): El Hummer made his first court appearance at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday. He is charged with one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana intending and knowing that those substances would be smuggled into the US. If convicted, El Hummer faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison and up to life imprisonment.

It is worth noting that the most recent high-ranking cartel boss sentenced in the US was Gulf Cartel boss Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez (AKA El Coss), who received life imprisonment in September. El Hummer may be advised by his attorneys to cooperate with and provide cartel intel to US federal authorities for a soother sentence and avoid life in prison.

However, El Hummer was arrested over a decade ago and the information he has on cartels may not be as valuable for US investigators anymore. This may mean that his chances of receiving leniency are likely lower than other Zetas leaders who testified in US courtrooms before him.

Sources: El Diario de Juarez; USDOJ; Borderland Beat archives

Image credit: Special thanks to HEARST for the illustrations.

116 comments:

  1. A mascar barrote porque ya no tiene nada que aportar y su celula desaparecio

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    1. Todavía ay Zetas

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    2. aun hay zetas originales libres/fugitivos. don zefe siendo uno de ellos, el yepes siendo otro, etc.

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    3. Guillermo donde estamos güey? Mira tu pinche culero

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    4. El que existan Zetas libres no quiere decir que colaboraran con Jaime, aparte el cayó hace 14 años el negocio cambio mucho, varios ya detenidos y otros tantos abatidos.
      Insisto Jaime no tiene algo de interes para EE.UU.

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    5. Este fue el que mando matar al vale

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    6. @Toon - de acuerdo. creo que le van a dar vida en prision como El Coss. ya no tiene informacion que sea de valor... ahora solo sera castigo. El Mamito tuvo mas suerte. salu2

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  2. At this point they’ll extradite anyone to feed their ego, they need it now then ever since Russia and China are taking the top dog spot.

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    1. You must heavily ingest all the lying news channels, cnn, fox, msnbc. Russia needs help from Iran for drones. That’s laughable! China is nowhere close to the USA, regardless of USA needing cheap plastic crap that china’s slave labor can put out! It’s not REALLY a need. We have the commodities, we have the food, we have the water. China and Russia are not even close and will never be. IF they were, they wouldn’t hesitate to make a serious international move against the USA. Besides Ukraine, or Taiwan, LMAO!

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    2. Ya and where moving in on Haitians. Come on bud, the whole world is going down in flames and your still waving that flag. It's no longer nation vs nation stupid. It's us vs elites

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    3. USA are hypocrites, they have this so called war against Russia because putin wants to take over their neighbors. The US was made from Europe colonizing America and later taking Mexican land.
      Now us of A want to invade Haiti 🤦‍♂️

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    4. 12:19 those drones are effective and cheap.

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    5. You are very out of touch with reality if you truly believe that Russia is anywhere close to being a top dog

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    6. The only thing that the Ukrainian war has taught us is that Russia isn’t as powerful as everyone thought. Only thing that makes them a force to be recon is their nuclear weapons. China is also going down. China depends heavily on Russian oil.

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    7. 12:19 Russia has needed help from Chechnya, Wagner, Iran and soon Belarus. Q. Know how to make Russian soldiers retreat? A. Fill their gas tank.

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    8. @1:24
      You're not up to date on history. In the mid 1800s mexico sold most the its northern land now southern US to fund the mexican army and to deal with the unrest within mexico.

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    9. I'll go out on a limb and guess that you are not a college graduate.

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    10. Russia a superpower? Is that why their military SUCKS. Now they needed to recruit prisoners and send them with no training to the front line.

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    11. 01:24 that is debatable. How is Russia conducting a special military operation to ethnically cleanse Ukraine of non-Russians -LGBTQ and Nazis, an American war??

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    12. 7:37 that's what the US say but it was started with Texas and it was an excuse to take Mexican land.
      USA basically has all latin america on its knees and does what they please. You ever hear about what atrocities the US did to Guatemala?
      Wasn't the resident of Haiti killed by Americans and Colombians?
      The US of A destabilize nation's later to act like heroe..
      Hypocrites

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    13. El Hummer
      All these political analysts debating the pros and cons of countries,lmfao,bitch made clowns

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    14. @7:37

      I'll go out on a limb and guess that anyone who says things like that, instead of actually responding to the content of what people say, is insufferable to be around.

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    15. Have you ever seen the so called propaganda coming out of Russia and China? Their militaries are 20 years behind ours with inferior weapons, training, and logistics. Russia has more fighting experience than China and as you can see they're getting spanked in Ukraine. U.S. stays in conflict and has their soldiers conditioned for combat better than any other military.

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  3. Why isn’t z-fatty being extradited??

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    1. Good point Hearst.

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    2. I was thinking same exact thought. Sooner or later they’ll have to cough him up. They use them as a way to relieve the diplomatic pressure the United States exerts.

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  4. Ande cabron, por andar de caliente.

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  5. So, he's not meztizo (half Spanish and indigenous) but full indigenous.

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    1. A little savage...

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    2. 7:37 Huh? Are you saying he's a savage? Or, my comment? There's nothing wrong with being indigenous.

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    3. The fake history of how aztecs were savages by the Spaniards to have an excuse to kill all indigenous people on sight..
      Who really are the savages?

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    4. 10:00 azteca were hated by everyone not just the Spanish. And the Spanish Empire unlike the Anglo spared the natives.

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    5. 1:09 irregardless of your stupidity, it was not great warrying conquistadores that beat and conquered the Aztecs, or their malinchista or their associated indigenous tribes.
      What beat the Aztecs was the Smallpox the Spaniards brought with them to america, same thing happened to the American indian, exterminated by pandemics from cultured europeans from england.

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    6. 10:09 superior biological celticberian weapon. All is fair in war.

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    7. 11:19 Europeans were just dirty and hardly showered so they brought all their decrease with them yo America.
      Cortez was AMAZED how indigenous people had a unique water supply system. Cortez was also AMAZED how original Americans took one or two showers per day.

      While indigenous were showering the Europeans were making perfume to hide their stinky ass lol
      Europeans were constantly fighting each other for crumbs until they landed in America. Without America, Europeans would still be fighting for crumbs.
      Most of their riches were taken from incas, mayas, and aztecs.

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    8. 12:20 Fighting for crumbs so small, yet the Europeans were somehow a 100 years ahead...

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    9. 11:19 the spaniards were received like gods, and the pandemic was an accident that happened after Cuitlahuac exposed the gods as normal crapping two legged animals abusing the hospitality.
      There was No war, just murdering helped by the pandemic.
      5:24 The uropians were light years ahead on GREED,

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    10. @Seragalin- The Europeans were ''somehow'' 100 years ahead? I like your comments, but come on dude. I think you must know the ''somehow''.

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  6. Rot in Florence you mass raping mass killing scum!

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  7. This guy Hummer will now have time to Write an entire book about how Michoacános smoked them Original Zetas.

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    1. 👍 All that training and still got smoked by La Familia Michoacána. Original zetas are over hyped got their asses handed to them when they tried to go to Michoacán.

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    2. La familia like the Taliban! Except the taliban whipped a budget of 1 trillion $$$ against them to their 20 million$$! Taliban wins the david vs goliath battle! Of course, the new tranny troops weren't deployed!

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    3. No they didn't actually..... It was a Michigan man that opened the doors to Zeta's/ Golfo... El Tisico.... In Fact half if cartel Milenio became Zetasn Golfo... La Resistencia... El molca... It was When The other half of the Valencias made a pact with CDS to abolish Zeta's / Golfo from the Pacific coast

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    4. Agree but michoacan is waayyy over hyped as well

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    5. Michigan would be powerfully if they could All Co exist... Or be one unit. But they don't want to. Only organization close to that is CDS even with all the infighting

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    6. Michoacán lives up to their hype because of their native roots. Unlike other who got dealt with. El Tisico was not from Michoacán but Armando Valencia is. Them dudes fought over Mencho cousin which started the war. Michoacán is a whole other level. Zetas got smashed the hell out!

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    7. Micho, LFM, La Familia whatever you want to call them didn’t do Jack crap to kick any Z butt sounds like you’re try to cheerlead so hard and convince everyone that facts aren’t what they are. Get a psych eval homes

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    8. @2:11 El Molca and Papirrín weren't Valencias and only seeked the Z's help out of weakness and hunger for power y valieron cheetos los bueyes. No Valencia that I'm aware of ever clicked up with Z's

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    9. @4:37
      Estas bien penedjo mas guey!
      It’s a FACT 💯 that La Familia smoked them zetas!

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    10. @4:37 read up on events in Michoacán after El Tisico arrest in 2004

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    11. I see most are clueless of michoacan cartel history. Hahaha
      Cds groupies still think Los matazetas (cjng) were created by chapo or mayo and swear by it..

      4:37 la Familia michoacana was created by El mas Loco and El chango. They were zetas but after zetas split from golfo, The zetas were taking land and taxing michoacanos in their own land.
      That's when the michoacanos got together and formed la Familia and chopped zetas up and got rid of them in the state of michoacan.
      Just like mata zetas kicked the zetas out if jalisco, michoacanos kicked the zetas A$$..
      It's part of history. Read about it. It's all in black abd white.
      PLEASE MAKE A LA FAMILIA MICHOACAN ARTICLE for these clueless fools talking about what they don't know..

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    12. 8:33 dude you are literally in every article spamming the same nonsense 🤣😂 you are one insecure individual screw los zetas and la familia

      Also you seem to always try to compare yourself to CDS when no one even mentioned them get some help

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    13. 02:11 Detroit?? mi

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    14. 9:32 how do I compare myself to cds?
      Your so dumb you don't even know what you write ..
      I bring the fact that cds groupies are ignorant AF on this topic..
      You have no comeback so you say I compare myself to cds? 😂

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    15. 8:33 esta vato knows what’s up 👌!!!

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    16. Keyboard mistake I meant to say you compare Michoacan to Sinaloa

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    17. Y’all are full of crap. Michoacán is at this point recieving help from CDS chapo and mayo side to keep Cjng out. Y’all act all hard but don’t know facts. Durango is doing work, they kicked zetas out in the time of war and also aro wiping cjng out of Zacatecas

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    18. @7:19 yeah right! all lies you lame

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    19. Durangos son los mamlones de CDS. Michoacános slapping you fools round just like they did with zetas quit posting lies.

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    20. 2:58 mo mistake your just dumb 😂

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    21. Looks like cds groupies got their panties in a bunch and can't even think straight 😂

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    22. 10:10 he’s right, you michoacanos are in every comment section of this website talking about sinaloa and about how bad ass you are 🤣it’s obsessive behavior I think you need a therapist real talk.

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    23. Look up facts michoacano clown, if it wasn’t for CDS, and especially the actual people putting in work from Durango Los Cabrera and MZ Mexico would be trash with all the pig shit cjng do. Durango, Sinaloa Finance michoacanos, guanajuatenses and colimenses fighting cjng.

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    24. 5:58 they are financing a bunch of wars including their own demise.
      Not as smart as those corridos claim they were.
      Durango does nothing but take orders from chinolas and are used as crush dumies.
      What I said about cds groupies is facts. They claim cjng mata setaz were created by chapo 😂
      Just look at past articles tonto

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  8. He'll cooperate n be out in a few years with credit for the 12 years he's already served

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    1. Not so sure 1231, anything he knows is old intel. Unless he has learned something really importan, they will want to make an example of him. Hummer is going to be humming from prison for a long time.

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    2. But the only way to cooperate is if he's offered a deal if not then he's screwed like Sapo.

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    3. MX wasn't El Hummer in the USA armed forces and possibly wanted for desertion or am I mistaking him with another wanted Zeta? 🍺

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  9. Dieses Monster soll in die Hölle ausgeliefert werden

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    1. 2:59 Diese Munster will be the idol of the NRA, specially because he was caught with soo many weapons he needed to hunt vermin, the NRA and their sugar daddy bladdermir putin need more Mexicans like El Hummer to stick it up the collectives' ass.

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    2. Ich mag ihn nicht....zu grausam für meine kleine Seele

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  10. El Hummer extradited? Big Yawn.

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  11. Mamito is a free man with us citizenship and millions in the bank

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    1. Mmmm I’m going to need a source for that sir. Mamito news has been silent.

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    2. Proof? I dont believe he is even free. Hummer had at the time the largest cache of weapons found at that time in all of Mexico. Probably will be locked up a long time.

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    3. Also the one thing Mamito said he missed the most when he left the military and became a nervous was his madre. She may not be able to live with him in the US but they can visit freely unrestricted anytime 24/7 Zoom whatever. Hummer has still been running things all these years in MX prisons but that’s OV now.

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    4. 12:08 always missing his mommy, that why they called the Big Animal "Mamito"

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  12. Hey I ain't no cheerleader but this guy was the fucking real deal, but why extradite!?! I guess because us taxpayers are gonna foot the bill for his incarceration, he is irrelevant now and probably has been for years. Fucking waste of money

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    1. Imagine him, from a tiny indigenous town to eventually living in the US. Big cultural shift. I’m sure he will be the most famous person to ever come out of his town.

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    2. 7:42 he left his little indigenous town when he joined the Mexican Army special forces. He was all over Mexico and was Reynosa plaza boss.

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  14. If it don't make sense looking at the map. I don't know what to say for you. But if the word founding or jail cell quickly don't figure in then bye. You're gonna have to understand some shit around here. And then there's a lot of other dots to connect after that. I don't mind you being in denial

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    1. you good dawg? no llore. pongase a estudiar si no entiende.

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    2. Nombre guey!!! Pinches Es studios que tengo!!! What'uh tear drop to me? Yo la goto guey. You comprindee? Esa? You savy esa? I gottuh Essay graded. In score I plore keep the diminishing door.

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    3. It seems thar lately some of Sir's family members been posting a lot

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    4. 11:08 🤣🤣

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    5. 11:08 see 6:32,
      When one line comments are confusing you, it may be time to get help...

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  15. Can anyone explain his alias?? El hummer? Someone's gotta know

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    1. He reportedly had a Hummer, and legend has it that he didn't want anyone in Reynosa driving or owning one.

      On another note, the first sighting of a Hummer truck in a shootout in Mexico was in the assassination attempt of Zeferino Peña Cuéllar (AKA Don Zefe) in 2001. Zetas were likely involved.

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    2. Lames ass fool! Hummers are pieces of shit that brand was almost bought out by China after GM got bailed out in 2008. Hummer is coming back an it will still get you half a mile to the gallon.

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    3. Little known fact about Hummers: because of their weight they're actually not street legal in most residential streets in the USA but they were given a pass.

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    4. Thanks for info MX!

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  16. I wonder how these guys feel when they get extradited. Acceptance? Regret? Fear? Sorrow? Peace?

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    1. rage and thurst for revenge i imagine

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    2. I saw a Hummer around the time he was Reynosa boss in Reynosa it was all jacked up real high. But so what. Hummers suck. So he got a lot of high dollar hoes also. I personally liked the new sweet ones for 100 pesos. I bet I was getting more than him and at a fair price. Bless their hearts. After that fool arrived the down went down.

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  17. He’s going to be giving Big Bubba lots of El Hummers in prison.

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  18. Does anyone know the call signs of these original 14? Who’s still alive and free??

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    1. There's a piece we're working on regarding all fugitive original Zetas (not exactly the original 14, but they will be mentioned/listed too). There were other "original" Zetas that are not on the list, like Don Zefe. I'll work with HEARST to get this published in the upcoming weeks.

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    2. As long as former "diretor" of the polesia federal and comisionado de inseguridad publica en San Luis Potosi enrique Francisco galindo ceballos and his uncle writer, drug and weapons trafficker, novelist and detective "with more than 500 cases solved" Julio ceballos, original zetas from birth make the list...
      He did the Tanhuato Crime Of State, got about 50 Falsos Positivos murdered to avenge the ass kicking he received fro the La Mencha when EPN was presidente.

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  19. This the dude that showed valentin elizalde that he was a chump and nothing more straight made him intona coladera lol

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    1. Why didn’t Hummer go to Sinaloa and showed Valentin how much of a Chump he was? He has to wait until he was in Reynosa

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    2. All cowards hope he goes to super max with chapo as cell mates.

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  20. Miguel Trevino and his fat brother is next to USA

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  21. Here's the formal DOJ press release. He already made an appearance in court Friday. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/mexican-national-extradited-mexico-united-states-face-international-drug-trafficking-charges

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    1. Thank you, 8:52. I've updated the article and added info on his possible sentencing ranges and more. If you have a name you'd like to go by here at BB I'll happy add you to the credit line. Cheers.

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    2. Thanks for the thanks. Don't necessarily want to have a name attached to me, maybe that will change at some point in the future. I feed info all the time to another author here. Sonora is my specialty, but so is general research/investigation.

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    3. 3:44 report on Manlio Beltrones, after he ceased to be a senator, Sonora went to hell formally, but the US took him off the list of drug trafficking and money laundering most wanted.

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  22. This guy recieved USA and Israeli military training .He was part of Los GAFES.
    Anyone know if Sic006 has better training?

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    1. 11:56 He went to a famous military university

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  23. Que le den unos tablasos

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  24. It's Funny... Ya got Michigan guys Claiming Jalisco... But yet they want to Scream to the Hills that their afrom Michigan... IDK these guys want to be From Everywhere

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    1. Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing. I'm sure they just want to rep their hometown. ;)

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