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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mexico Extradites Zetas Founder to U.S.

One of the founders of the Los Zetas criminal organization has been extradited to the United States, where he was wanted on drug trafficking and other charges, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said.

Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, aka El Mamito or El Caballero,  faces criminal conspiracy and drug charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the AG’s office said.

U.S. prosecutors began an investigation of Rejon Aguilar’s involvement in drug trafficking in the United States in 2006.

Investigators learned that a criminal organization called La Compañia smuggled large quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

Rejon Aguilar was responsible for purchasing drugs abroad and smuggling them into the United States, as well as for laundering the proceeds from drug sales, the AG’s office said.

He is considered one of the founders of Los Zetas, a powerful criminal organization created by a group of Mexican army special forces deserters in 1999.

Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent organized crime group, became the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, but the two gangs parted ways in early 2010.

Rejon Aguilar had been held at the Almoloya de Juarez penitentiary in the central state of Mexico, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, since Sept. 14, 2011, when a judge ruled that extradition proceedings could move forward.

“Once the stages of the extradition proceedings were exhausted, the Foreign Relations Secretariat issued the corresponding agreement via which the government of Mexico granted the extradition of the subject wanted by the government of the United States,” the AG’s office said.

Rejon Aguilar was handed over to the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration by Mexican federal agents at the Toluca International Airport in Mexico state, the Attorney General’s Office said.

The suspect, who was the subject of a $5 million reward being offered by the DEA, was “the number three in the command structure” of Los Zetas, the Public Safety Secretariat said after his arrest last year.

The Zetas boss was allegedly involved in the Feb. 15, 2011, attack on two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, agents in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the AG’s office said.

ICE agent Jaime Zapata was killed and fellow agent Victor Avila was wounded by Zetas gunmen while driving from Mexico City to the northern city of Monterrey.

The two agents, who were assigned to the ICE attache office in Mexico City, were driving an armored vehicle when they were attacked in San Luis Potosi.

Rejon Aguilar enlisted in the Mexican army in 1993 in the southern state of Campeche, where he was born.

He was assigned to the Air Mobile Special Forces Group in 1996 and was made a federal AG’s office agent a year later in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Rejon Aguilar deserted from the army in February 1999 and joined the so-called “Group of 14” that founded Los Zetas a month later.

Source: EFE


  1. God,this guy would be wishing he was out right about now....watching the collapse of the golfo's on the box in prison just aint that same feeling as it would be unloading a banana clip upon CDG scum personally.

  2. He was snittched on??,,

  3. Fuck zetas the aint shit in texas and when they hit feds they really aint shit

  4. "God,this guy would be wishing he was out right about now....watching the collapse of the golfo's on the box in prison just aint that same feeling as it would be unloading a banana clip upon CDG scum personally"
    I dont think they gonna be fallin over just yet.
    They still got players in squares and they run some these places since forever.Who is gonna step up and take the reins of this?Who the fuck would wanna step up and have a fuckin big target on your bean.


    1. Puro Zacatecas me la pela El Mamito

  6. Looks like Lazcano (Z-3) is last OG ZETA left standing!

  7. He was snitched on from yours truly trevino El Mamito was loyal and given the 2nd in command Trevino was furious thats why you started seeing all those higher ups loyal to lazcano getting caught trevino was ratting out there location thats why now there is in fighting within zeta structure Trevino wants to he number1 in command so carteles unidos got to take him out alot of bloodshed was created by Trevino only cares for himself at any cost.

  8. I wonder if they will offer him a Deal like Osiel got, say 25 to life with a chance of parole..? At least this Z is stand up and not a back stabber like his compatriots. i speak fairly good espanol and I listened to his interview with the federal police and he sounded like he just got off on the wrong foot in life like most soldiers in Central America
    who are underpaid and are taught brutality.

  9. "Looks like Lazcano (Z-3) is last OG ZETA left standing!" there are like 10 O.G Zetas left!

  10. Mamito was snitched on by Chaputo Snitchaloa from sinaloa....


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