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Gulf Cartel and Zetas are going down: Jailed Mexican Drug Kingpin cooperate with U.S.

 

Osiel Cardenas-Guillen

Osiel Cardenas-Guillen

In a court in Houston, Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, the mexican head of the Gulf Cartel and also related to the narco-gang Zetas, was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison during a highly secretive hearing here that was closed to the public. After his extradition, he has been cooperating with prosecutors. The drug kingpin pleaded guilty to five counts in a lengthy indictment, including drug dealing, money laundering and the attempted murder and assault of federal agents. He also forfeited $50 million in assets. Read more here.