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Mexican authorities capture brother of Mexican drug lord wanted for cartel execution outside Dallas, Texas

May 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities capture brother of Mexican drug lord wanted for cartel execution outside Dallas, Texas

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Mexican officials arrested the brother of a leading Mexican kingpin in connection with his purported role in ordering a cartel-related killing outside of Dallas back in 2013.

Agents with Nuevo Leon’s State Investigation Agency tracked down and, with assistance from the Mexican Navy, apprehended Ramon “El Gatillo or El Ramoncillo” Villarreal Hernandez.

Following the arrest, he was turned over to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office who is managing an extradition request from the U.S. government, where Villarreal is being sought after in connection the cartel hit in Texas.

According to the Dallas Moring News, Villarreal has been investigated for assault and robbery charges in the municipality of China. However, he was not taken into custody and does not have a criminal history.

Villarreal is the brother of Rodolfo “El Gato” Villarreal Hernandez, a top commander with the Beltran Leyva Cartel.

The cartel has been engulfed in a fierce fight for control of the state with rival Beltran Leyva leader Hector “La Burra or HH” Huerta Rios.

The two brothers are alleged to have been the men who arranged the murder of Mexican lawyer Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, Texas.

Guerrero Chapa represented Gulf Cartel head Osiel Cardenas Guillen who is incarcerated in the United States.

For the slaying, the Villarreal brothers reportedly sent Mexican officers Jesus Gerardo “Chuy” Ledezma, his son Jesus Gerardo Ledezma Campano and their family member Jose Luis Cepeda Cortez to trail Guerrero Chapa.

Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa was the personal lawyer for Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas

For months, the men placed surveillance devices throughout Chapa’s neighborhood and installed GPS trackers on the lawyer’s vehicle.

Once the Mexican cops managed to track Guerrero Chapa’s movements down, Villarreal ordered two hitmen from Mexico to kill Guerrero Chapa as he walked out of a shopping center in Southlake.

Despite Guerrero Chapa’s relations to the Gulf Cartel, the murder is tied to the Villarreal brothers blaming the lawyer for their father’s death.

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