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Los Zetas leader wanted for Mexico migrant killings dies days after arrest

November 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Los Zetas leader wanted for Mexico migrant killings dies days after arrest

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A leader of the Los Zetas cartel wanted in connection with the slayings of 72 migrants in 2010 in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas has died three days after he was arrested.

Martiniano De Jesus Jaramillo also known as “El Pata De Queso” was arrested at a hospital in the state of Tamaulipas where he was receiving treated for a pancreatic ailment.

He was transferred to Mexico City where he died, according to the BBC.

Authorities said Jaramillo headed a Los Zetas drug cartel faction which abducted and murdered the migrants from South and Central America in San Fernando Valley.

The security forces said extensive investigative work had led them to Jaramillo where he was receiving medical treatment.

He was also accused of killing Miriam Rodriguez, a Mexican activist who was investigating her daughter’s death when she was murdered by alleged Zetas hitmen.

The executions of the 72 migrants garnered international attention to the dangers facing migrants attempting to get to the U.S. through Mexico.

It also flashed a spotlight on his gang the Zetas and their horrific tactics.

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