Friday, March 16, 2012

Mexican Zeta Leader Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison Totaling 72 Years With Two Prior Sentences

Jaime González Durán, aka, "El Hummer"

El Hummer, co-Zeta founder will spent 72 years behind bars after third conviction for operating a criminal organization.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 16, 2012

Tamaulipas, Mexico - The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) announced that Jaime González Durán, aka, "El Hummer" was sentenced to 35 years in a federal prison for operating a criminal drug trafficking organization known as Los Zetas. Los Zetas under the leadership of co-founder Durán, engaged in mass murders, kidnappings and drug smuggling operation in the state of Tamaulipas.
The recent sentence resulted from a third conviction for Durán, in connection with the Zeta criminal enterprise. In 2010, Durán was convicted twice in several cases and received a sentence of 21 years for unlawful possession of weapons and explosives and also 16 years for criminal activities.
In 2009, Durán was one of 11 kingpins who were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for narcotics trafficking.
Durán was taken into custody in Reynosa by the Mexican military and federal police on November 2008 and has been in prison ever since.
Also the PGR reported that the following four municipal police officers from Guadalupe, Nuevo León were sentenced after they were convicted for crimes committed while working for the Zetas. Both Anselmo Rivera Alonso and Benito Peña Gutiérrez were sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping four AFI agents on Apirl 2007. Maria Cristina Tapía Papalotzin was sentenced to 35 years in prison for organize crime and kidnapping. Francisco Javier Páez Arredondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for organize crime.

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