State Department puts out $5 million reward for U.S.-born Zetas leader

Article author: 
Andrew O'Reilly
Article publisher: 
Fox News Latino
Article date: 
14 November 2014
Article category: 
National News
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The U.S. State Department has put out a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen who allegedly heads a faction of the ultra-violent Zetas drug cartel in southern Mexico.

José María Guízar Valencia, also known as "El Charly" or "Z-43," is wanted by U.S. authorities ...

“The Department is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of José María Guízar Valencia, who has assumed complete command and control of his own faction of Los Zetas in the Southern region of Mexico,” a U.S. State Department press release stated ...

The 35-year old Guízar Valencia was born in the town of Tulare in California’s Inland Empire, but very little else is known about the cartel boss besides that he was detained in 2012 when he headed to the Mexican state of Tabasco ...

Mexican media, however, reports that the Guízar family is heavily involved in drug trafficking in the states of Tabasco and Veracruz as well as the United States. One of the family members, Mauricio Guízar Cardenas, alias "El Amarillo," is suspected to be the head of the Zetas in Guatemala ...