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Nephew of jailed drug lord Osiel Cardenas Guillen executed in Mexico

October 10, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Nephew of jailed drug lord Osiel Cardenas Guillen executed in Mexico

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The nephew of imprisoned Mexican drug lord Osiel Cardenas Guillen also known as “El Mata Amigos” (The Friend-Killer), was executed in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon this past weekend.

Law enforcement officials said 35-year-old Manuel Cardenas Medina (Manny) the nephew of Osiel Cardenas Guillen, the former boss of the Gulf cartel, was killed as he sat in his vehicle with his family on Saturday afternoon at the entrance of a gated community in Monterrey.

Surveillance cameras captured the attack on video. The footage shows Cardenas Medina sitting in the driver’s seat of his late model Mercedes at the security entrance of the Residencial La Escondida.

As a security guard at the gated community registered his car, several men in a gray Jetta pulled up to the driver’s side of the vehicle, and a man on the passenger side opened fire.

The assailants then reversed their direction and fled the scene on the National Highway. The State Attorney General said the attack lasted just 13 seconds.

Mexican newspaper SDP Noticias reported Cardenas Medina suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his neck durig the attack.

The victim's wife was treated at a local hospital for injuries she sustained from the attack

Pictured: The victim’s wife, who was present during the attack was treated at a local hospital for injuries she sustained from the attack

Authorities said Cardenas-Medina had his wife, identified as 31-year old Daniela Solares Meade, along with his two children, ages 10 and 6-years-years-old, present in the vehicle when the attack occurred.

Doctors treated Meade for injuries to her legs but have not disclosed the nature of the wounds that she sustained in the assault, while the children reportedly escaped unscathed.

The attorney general’s office said as of yet no arrests have been made in the murder but maintained an investigation is ongoing.

The nephew of Osiel Cardenas Guillen former Gulf Cartel boss was executed on Saturday in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The nephew of Osiel Cardenas Guillen former Gulf Cartel boss was executed on Saturday in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The victim is the son Mario Cardenas Guillen, the brother of the former Gulf cartel boss who was arrest by Mexican authorities back in 2013.

Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Mexico have credited Osiel Cardenas Guillen with changing the dynamic of the criminal landscape by recruiting over 30 deserters of the Mexican Army’s elite Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE) as a paramilitary enforcement wing of the Gulf Cartel, who would eventually become the ruthless Los Zetas.

Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who currently resides in AFC Florence supermax prison in Colorado, was extradited to the U.S. back in 2007 and was subsequently sentenced to 25 years behind bars for a drug trafficking indictment as part of a cooperation agreement with U.S. federal prosecutors.

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