Mexico: another Gulf Cartel kingpin busted, guns blazing

Mexican federal police Nov. 7 apprehended Gulf Cartel kingpin Jaime “the Hummer” Gonz├ílez, one of the country’s most-wanted men, in an intelligence operation in the border city of Reynosa. An armed commando tried to rescue Gonz├ílez as troops drove to Reynosa airport to fly him to Mexico City, sparking a fierece gun battle. Gonz├ílez is a founding member of the Gulf Cartel’s armed wing, Los Zetas, and is believed to be close to the group’s leader Heriberto “the Executioner” Lazcano. (EFE, Nov. 8; Reuters, Nov. 7)

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