Iván Velázquez Caballero

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Iván Velázquez Caballero
Born Februar 10, 1970 (1970-02-10) (age 44)
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Ither names L-50
Z-50
El Talibán
Employer Los Zetas
Salary $30 million USD (Monthly)
Opponent(s) Miguel Treviño Morales
Creeminal chairge Drog trokin, money launderin, murther
Creeminal status Arrestit
Pairtner Heriberto Lazcano

Iván Velázquez Caballero (alias El Talibán) is a umwhile Mexican drog laird o the creeminal group kent as Los Zetas. The govrenment o Mexico leetit Velázquez Caballero in 2009 as ane o its 37 maist-wantit drog lairds an wis afferin up tae $30 million pesos, the equivalent o ower $2 million USD, for information leadin tae his captur.[1]

Syne he was a teenager, Velázquez Caballero began stealin caurs in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, his hametoun. At the age o twinty-twa, he wis arrestit for caur theft and was imprisoned at a local jail.[2] Upon his release, Velázquez Caballero met Heriberto Lazcano an wis appointit as the regional boss o the cairtel in Nuevo Laredo. Bi 2007, Velázquez Caballero wis relocatit tae the state o Zacatecas, whaur he commandit a group o ower 400 men. He later ascendit tae the top echelons o Los Zetas an became a major financial operator an money launderer for the creeminal organisation.[3] In 2012, he servit as a top commander in several states athort Mexico.[4]

Velázquez Caballero wis arrestit bi the Mexican Navy on 26 September 2012 in the state o San Luis Potosí. Prior tae his arrest, Los Zetas haed dividit an Velázquez Caballero's faction haed been fechtin against Miguel Treviño Morales, the leader o the organisation, causin a series o massacres an shuitins in northren Mexico.[5]

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  1. (Spainyie) "México ofrece millonarias recompensas por 37 líderes del narco". Univision. 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. (Spainyie) "Detienen a "El Talibán", protagonista de fractura en Los Zetas". Yahoo! News. 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
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  5. "Mexico catches Zetas drug capo El Taliban". U.S. News & World Report. 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

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