Arturo Guzmán Decena

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Arturo Guzmán Decena
Born13 Januar 1976(1976-01-13)
Puebla, Mexico.
Died21 November 2002(2002-11-21) (aged 26)
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Ither namesZ-1

Arturo Guzmán Decena, a.k.a. Z-1 (13 Januar 1976 − 21 November 2002) wis a Mexican Airmy sodger who defectit tae acome a mercenary an commander o the mercenary gang cried Los Zetas at the service o Osiel Cárdenas Guillen, the Guwf Cairtel's drog laird.[1] Los Zetas are considered bi the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as the maist technologically advancit, sophisticatit an violent drog cartel in Mexico.[2][3]

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Guzmán Decena trained wi an elite Mexican militar group cried Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE) oreeginally trained in coonter-insurgency an locatin an apprehendin drog cairtel members. In 1997, Guzmán Decena defectit frae the Mexican airmy[4] an wis bribed bi Osiel Cárdenas Guillen, the leader o the Guwf Cartel, tae acome his personal bodyguard. Guzmán Decena brocht wi him approximately 30 ither GAFE deserters enticit bi salaries substantially heicher than those peyed bi the Mexican govrenment. The role o Los Zetas wis suin expandit, collectin debts, securin cocaine supply an trokin routes kent as plazas an executin its foes, aften wi grotesque savagery.[2][5]

The group's name Los Zetas is gien efter its first leader, Lieutenant Arturo Guzmán Decena, whose Federal Polis radio code wis "Z1",[6] a code gien tae heich-rankin officers.[5][7][8]

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Guzmán Decena was shot dead inside a restaurant on November 2002 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas;[4][9] his seicont-in-command, Rogelio González Pizaña (a.k.a.: Z2) wis captured in October 2004 an sae Heriberto Lazcano (a.k.a.: Z3) ascendit tae the leadership o the paramilitar gang.

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  1. Explorando Mexico Editorial Team. "The Zetas". Explorando Mexico. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grayson, George. "Los Zetas: the Ruthless Army Spawned by a Mexican Drug Cartel". U.S. Foreign Policy Research Institute. Archived frae the oreeginal on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Ware, Michael (August 6, 2009). "Los Zetas called Mexico's most dangerous drug cartel". CNN News. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rodríguez Martínez, Marco A. (2006). "El Poder de Los Zetas". Monografías. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bunker, Robert (2005). Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency. Routledge. p. xv. ISBN 0-415-34819-6. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  6. Los Zetas: Evolution of a Criminal Organization - March 11, 2009
  7. Weak bilateral law enforcement presence at the U.S.- Mexico border. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. 2005. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  8. Texas Monthly On: Texas True Crime. University of Texas Press. 2007. p. 44. ISBN 0-292-71675-3. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  9. (in Spaingie) Osorno, Diego (12 May 2007). "Los Zetas – Historias de Nadie". Milenio. Retrieved 28 May 2012.