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Son of former Gulf Cartel boss arrested for driving without valid license

August 1, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Son of former Gulf Cartel boss arrested for driving without valid license

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Police in South Texas arrested the son of the former boss of the Gulf drug cartel for operating a vehicle without a valid license.

Osiel Cardenas Guillen Jr. had to spend a night in jail late last week after Brownsville Police arrested him for driving with an invalid license, which is a class B misdemeanor.

He is the son of Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who at one time, was considered the most powerful and ruthless organized crime figure in Mexico as the head of the Gulf Cartel, up until his extradition in 2007.

According to Breitbart Texas, the 25-year-old Cardenas-Guillen Jr., has since paid the necessary fines to secure his release.

Cardenas Jr. remains on federal supervised release stemming after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten months in prison for arms smuggling in May 2015.

Border Patrol agents in Brownsville nabbed Cardenas Jr. in January with 500 rounds of ammunition inside his SUV attempted to cross the border into the Mexican city of Matamoros.

At the time of his arrest, Cardenas Jr. had been out on bail for an August 2014 DWI and weapons charge also in Brownsville.

Officials haven’t indicated whether the traffic arrest will effect on his probation.

The elder Cardenas-Guillen agreed to a plea deal in 2008 in exchange for his cooperation and is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence at the ADX Florence Supermax Prison in Colorado.

He is credited for recruiting an entire unit of elite Mexican commandos as paramilitary enforcers who would eventually form the infamous Los Zetas.

After his sentencing, Los Zetas would split from the Gulf Cartel igniting a brutal turf war between the two criminal organizations, which has been responsible for the heinous atrocities including mass killings, torture, and beheadings which still continues today.

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