11000. Other reports mention, however, that the divide occurred due to a disagreement on who would take on the leadership of the cartel after the extradition of Cárdenas.
News reports indicate that the troops could only replace half of the policemen in the state. The cartels are fighting for control of the corridor in Nuevo Laredo that leads into Interstate 35, one of the most lucrative routes for drug traffickers. Over time, many of the original 31 have been killed or arrested, and a number of younger men have filled the vacuum, forming something that resembles what Los Zetas used to be, but still far from the efficiency of the original Zetas. Cárdenas' goal was to protect himself from rival drug cartels and from the Mexican military. , Tem como principais rivais o Cartel de Sinaloa, o Cartel de Jalisco Nova Geração e o Cartel do Golfo. Prior to his arrest on 10 June 2009, he was operating as the Gulf Cartel leader in Camargo, Tamaulipas and coordinated heroin, cocaine, and marijuana shipments to the United States. PRI's main opposition party, the PAN, claimed that government elections in Tamaulipas are likely to encounter an "organized crime influence.". He joined the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug trafficking organization, in 2001, while still working in the Federal Judicial Police. 'Los Emes' defeated 'El Chapo' In episode four of ‘El Chapo’s season two, Raciel Cárdenas , the Gulf cartel leader , showed no mercy when he threatened several men and took their companies away. Reports indicate that Tamaulipas police forces are the worst paid in Mexico despite being one of the states hardest hit by violence.
Some sources reveal that as a result of the supremacy of Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel felt threatened by the growing force of their own enforcer group and decided to curtail their influence, but eventually failed in their attempt, instigating a war. Consequently, Los Zetas joined forces with The Beltrán-Leyva Cartel and The Tijuana Cartel to counteract the opposing cartels. The United States Department of the Treasury had named Cano Flores in 2009 as a close associate of the Zeta bosses Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano and Miguel Treviño Morales, considered by the government as "significant foreign narcotics traffickers. They have placed lookouts at arrival destinations such as airports, bus stations and main roads. By the beginning of 2012, Mexico's government escalated its offensive against the Zetas with the announcement that five new military bases will be installed in the group's primary areas of operation. At the time of his extradition, U.S. authorities indicated that he faced a minimum prison sentence of ten years and a maximum penalty of life in prison for his charges. In addition, from the perspective presented by the Gulf Cartel, the narco-banners placed by them in the cities of Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas explained that the reason for their rupture was that Los Zetas had expanded their operations not only to drug trafficking, but also to extortion, kidnapping, homicide, and theft. , Cano Flores was arrested by the Mexican federal police on 10 June 2009 while in possession of a firearm, a magazine device, and 30 rounds of ammunition. Consequently, the federal government is currently building three military bases in Tamaulipas: in Ciudad Mier, San Fernando, and Ciudad Mante. Although the Joint Operation Nuevo León-Tamaulipas issued in 2007, along with several other military-led operation by the federal government, have brought thousands of troops to restore order in Tamaulipas, on 9 May 2011, Mexican Federal Police, along with the Mexican Army, disarmed all police forces in the state of Tamaulipas, beginning with the cities of Matamoros and Reynosa. Account active  The act prohibited U.S. citizens and companies from doing any kind of business activity with him, and virtually froze all his assets in the U.S..
TAMBIÉN PUEDES VER: Los hechos que sí son reales y los que no en la serie del Chapo. On October 9, 2012, the Mexican Navy confirmed that Loz Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano had been killed in a firefight with Mexican marines in a state on the border with Texas.
They are also active in several states in the United States. Other sources suggest that Los Zetas separated from the Gulf Cartel to form an alliance with The Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, which led to conflict with The Gulf Cartel. In 2010 he was named in a U.S. federal indictment with 19 other high-ranking drug lords of La Compañía (The Company), a name used to describe the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas as a conglomerate. Consequently, the federal government assigned the Mexican Army and the Federal Police to guard some prisons until further notice; they were also left in charge of searching for the fugitives. They also stated that they would not be moving forward with releasing the information they had of several cartel members. The National Public Security System (SNSP) has condemned the low police salaries, and demanded that state and municipal authorities create better paying programs for policemen so they can have a fair wage for themselves and their families. Five on-duty guards have not been found. , The U.S. Department of State was offering up to US$5 million for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction. As a result, Anonymous self-proclaimed spokesman, Barrett Brown, believed that he was in fear for his life. Tomas Bravo/Reuters, Residents looking at shoes of missing people that have been arranged to form the number 49, in memory of the mutilated victims dumped by cartel members in Cadereyta, at the Macroplaza in Monterrey, in 2012.
 O cartel é reconhecido como o mais violento de todos por cometer atrocidades como mutilação, decapitação, tortura, esquartejamento e exposição de suas vítimas em vias públicas como forma de intimidar seus adversários e opositores. Los Zetas members may also possess a "Los Zetas Commando Medallion" for their service to the organization.   O grupo foi formado em 1999 por desertores da tropa de elite do exército mexicano, atuando inicialmente como braço armado do Cartel do Golfo contra as incursões do rival Cartel de Sinaloa  até 2010, ano em que ocorre a ruptura e sua ascensão como organização independente, provocando uma … As of 2012, Los Zetas has control over 11 states in Mexico, making it the drug cartel with the largest territory in the country. Exmilitares de élite entrenados por fuerzas especiales de Estados Unidos e Israel. Tomas Bravo/Reuters, People arrested on suspicion of being members of the MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha street gang, among other crimes, inside a jail cell at a police station in San Salvador in 2012. ", Aurelio Cano Flores was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico on 3 May 1972.
Upon the arrest of the Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén in March 2003 and his extradition in 2007, the Zetas took a more active leadership role within the Gulf Cartel and their influence grew greater within the organization. By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Business Insider On 6 October 2011 a man identifying himself as a member of Anonymous posted a video on YouTube under the account MrAnonymousguyfawkes stating that Los Zetas had kidnapped one of their group members and demanded that Los Zetas Cartel release the individual. En la vida real, el … He was also a leader in Camargo, Tamaulipas, where he coordinated heroin, cocaine, and marijuana shipments to the United States. On 4 November 2011, Anonymous posted on the Iberoamerican Blog that the kidnapped member had been released and that they had confirmed his identity.
Their operatives now include corrupt former federal, state, and local police officers, as well as ex-Kaibiles, the Special Forces of the Guatemalan military.
He was arrested by the Mexican federal police on June 2009 and extradited to the United States while pending drug trafficking charges on 19 August 2011. Personality-wise, Treviño Morales and Lazcano are opposing figures; Treviño Morales tends to prefer violence, while Lazcano is a lot steadier, and prefers to keep his organization as a stable group. Analysts indicate that the Zetas are the largest organized crime group in Mexico in terms of geographical presence. In a flurry of articles in late August 2012, a U.S. law enforcement official told the press that Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the former second-in-command of Los Zetas, had successfully taken the leadership of the cartel and displaced Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the long-time leader. Sign up for Insider Select.
Bernardo Montoya/Reuters, The letter "Z" is seen painted on a hill next to the toll booth at the freeway between Monterrey and Torreon, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, in 2010. In addition, there are formal charges that the former Tamaulipas state Governors, Manuel Cavazos Lerma (1993–1999), Tomás Yarrington (1999–2004), and Eugenio Hernández Flores (2005–2010) have had close ties with the Gulf-Zeta organization. Los Zetas responded and countered the accusations by posting their own banners throughout Tamaulipas. Within some time, he rose in the echelons of the cartel, became a high-ranking leader, and was appointe… The Zetas began to organize kidnappings, protection rackets, extortion, securing cocaine supply and trafficking routes known as plazas (zones) and executing its foes, often with barbaric savagery. Together they control the drug trafficking routes in the Colombian La Guajira and the Venezuelan state of Zulia, Colombia as the producing country and Venezuela as the main port route toward the U.S. and Europe. Once Osiel Cárdenas Guillen consolidated his position and supremacy, he expanded the responsibilities of Los Zetas, and as years passed, they became much more important for The Gulf Cartel.  Além do tráfico de drogas, a organização também inclui em suas atividades criminosas assassinatos e sequestros e extorsões de estrangeiros assim como o Estado Islâmico no Oriente Médio. Months later, Hernández Flores finally recognized that several parts of Tamaulipas were "being overrun by organized crime violence."
The clash between these two groups started in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and then expanded to Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros. The New York Times mentioned that Los Zetas has access to sophisticated tracking software due to the fact that they have infiltrated Mexican law enforcement agencies, and that online anonymity might not be enough protection for Internet users. Their rivals, The Sinaloa Cartel, have lost some territories to Los Zetas, and went down from 23 states in dominion to 16. As a high-ranking leader, Cano Flores served as the regional boss of the Gulf Cartel in Los Guerra, a town in the municipality of Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas.  He joined the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug trafficking organization, in 2001, while still working in the Federal Judicial Police. In 2012, Yarrington was also accused of money laundering for Los Zetas and The Gulf Cartel. Los Zetas are the second Mexico's largest drug cartel in terms of geographical presence, just behind its bitter rival, The Sinaloa Cartel. Rodrigo Arias/Reuters, Suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel being escorted for a presentation to the media at the Mexican Navy's airplane hangar in Mexico City in 2011.
Aurelio Cano Flores was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico on 3 May 1972.