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Juzgan a Zeta en Laredo Texas - Conoció al Z-40

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Juzgan a Zeta en Laredo Texas - Conoció al Z-40

Mensaje por civilbatalion el 18/1/2012, 10:39 pm

Wink I told you so, ya se estaban dando inclusive antes de que FCH estuviera en esto, y en EUA.

Interesante al señor lo detienen en el 2009, en el 2010 tiran el caso, reabren y ahora utilizan las confesiones de otros asesinos para condenarlo.

Espero darme una oportunidad para traducir lo más importante.


Alleged cartel hit man goes on trial in Laredo
January 18, 2012 5:09 PM

LAREDO (AP) — A man accused of being the muscle behind a Mexican cartel went to trial Wednesday on federal racketeering, drug conspiracy and weapons charges, one of nearly three dozen defendants indicted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking conspiracy on the southwest Texas border.

Prosecutors say that over several months, starting in 2005, teams of gunmen moved between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo with a list of targets. Top commanders for the Zetas, the muscle of the Gulf cartel, ordered hits that left at least seven people dead, according to testimony and documents filed as part of the trial that began Wednesday.

Gerardo Castillo Chavez, also known as "Cachetes," or Cheeks, is the first of 34 defendants named in the 51-page indictment to go on trial. Prosecutors allege he was part of a larger drug-trafficking conspiracy run by the Gulf cartel and the Zetas.

It is prosecutors' second try at Castillo: A judge declared a mistrial in 2010 after the jury deadlocked on several counts.

"There was a lot of spillover violence in Laredo," said Castillo's attorney, Roberto Balli, in his opening statement. "They were Mexican-style murders."

The Zetas' unrelenting violence against their employers' enemies foreshadowed the fear-inducing public violence that has helped the Zetas become one of Mexico's most powerful criminal organizations.

Court records show that the conspiracy's primary objective was moving cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into Laredo and on to Dallas.

Between 2001 and 2008, the organization, known collectively as "La Comania," or the company, moved hundreds of drug loads into the United States. Cash proceeds from drug sales followed the route back to Mexico. The cartel employed a network of safe houses for its drug loads and gunmen on both sides of the border.

To protect its lucrative territory from the Sinaloa cartel, the Zetas employed scores of gunmen, even juvenile assassins, to eliminate rivals. Some of the hits occurred in broad daylight and on public streets. In addition to the seven identified victims, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said there were several others who were targeted, but not killed.

In Wednesday's early testimony, witnesses had not placed Castillo at the scene of any alleged murders.

Wenceslao Tovar Jr., a co-defendant in the case, testified that he was 20 years old in the summer of 2005 when he and a partner performed their first hit on a Zeta target in Laredo.

Afterwards, they fled across the border to Nuevo Laredo and were taken to meet Miguel Angel Trevino, also known as "40," a former Mexican special forces soldier and then the Zetas' boss in the key border city. Tovar testified they were given $10,000 cash, 100 pounds of marijuana and an ounce of cocaine.

They met Trevino on a ranch, where, Tovar said, Trevino was killing rival gunmen.

"(Trevino) was executing three people," he said. "He was cutting their heads off."

Trevino gave Tovar and his partner the name of the next man they were to kill— a Laredo police officer who had switched allegiances from Zetas to Sinaloa, he said.

Tovar has already pleaded guilty to related charges. Balli made clear in his opening statement that the government's case hinges on the testimony of convicted killers looking to lighten their sentences.

"That is who is accusing us in this case," Balli said.

Castillo was arrested in 2009 in Houston. Balli argued in the first trial that the government lacked any physical evidence to tie Castillo to the crimes and instead relied on convicted assassins.

On Wednesday, Balli said federal agents were looking for a man named Armando Garcia, the name in the original indictment, when they arrested Castillo in Houston. Balli said his client is not the right man.

Laredo Police Investigator Joe Baeza said earlier this week that the trial's time period had become a "history lesson" within the police department.

"They were very specific, targeted hits," Baeza said. "They were in very public places."

Police learned from that experience, including the need for better coordination and communication with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, Baeza said.

"It was a worrisome time," he said. "Now there's more intelligence sharing among all of the law enforcement agencies."

Testimony was scheduled to continue Wednesday afternoon, and the trial is expected to last more than a week

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