Mexico: another Gulf Cartel kingpin busted, guns blazing

Mexican federal police Nov. 7 apprehended Gulf Cartel kingpin Jaime “the Hummer” González, one of the country’s most-wanted men, in an intelligence operation in the border city of Reynosa. An armed commando tried to rescue González as troops drove to Reynosa airport to fly him to Mexico City, sparking a fierece gun battle. González 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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