Iván Velázquez Caballero

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Iván Velázquez Caballero
Born (1970-02-10) 10 Februar 1970 (age 51)
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Ither namesL-50
Z-50
El Talibán
EmployerLos Zetas
Salary$30 million USD (Monthly)
Opponent(s)Miguel Treviño Morales
Criminal charge
Drog trokin, money launderin, murther
Criminal statusArrestit
Pairtner(s)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 wis a teenager, Velázquez Caballero began stealin caurs in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, his hametoun. At the age o twinty-twa, he wis reestit for caur theft an wis imprisoned at a local jyle.[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 tap echelons o Los Zetas an became a major financial operator an money launderer for the creeminal organisation.<[3] In 2012, he servit as a tap commander in several states athort Mexico.[4]

Velázquez Caballero wis reestit bi the Mexican Navy on 26 September 2012 in the state o San Luis Potosí. Prior tae his reest, 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. "México ofrece millonarias recompensas por 37 líderes del narco". Univision (in Spainish). 23 Mairch 2009. Archived frae the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Detienen a "El Talibán", protagonista de fractura en Los Zetas". Yahoo! News (in Spainish). 27 September 2012. Archived frae the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Chapa, Sergio (27 September 2012). "Arrest of Zetas leader 'El Taliban' confirms split within cartel". KGBT-TV. Archived frae the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "Marina captura en SLP a líder de Los Zetas". El Universal (Mexico City) (in Spainish). Mexico City. 26 September 2012. Archived frae the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. "Mexico catches Zetas drug capo El Taliban". U.S. News & World Report. 27 September 2012. Archived frae the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)