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Texas Police arrest son of former Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen at border city bar

March 16, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas Police arrest son of former Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen at border city bar

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The son of Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who once was considered Mexico’s most powerful drug lord as the head of Gulf Cartel faces multiple charges in Texas after reportedly brandishing a firearm at a local bar.

Brownsville authorities took Osiel Cardenas Junior into custody at Skybar off U.S. Expressway 83 after he reportedly whipped out a handgun during a dispute.

Booking information indicated that Cardenas was charged with the illegal possession of a weapon, along with making a bogus report to a peace officer. The second charge was filed after Cardenas claimed he was a police officer, Breitbart Texas reported.

Osiel Cardenas Jr. is the son of Osiel Cardenas Guillen, the one-time Gulf Cartel boss and founder of the violent Los Zetas cartel.

The senior Cardenas is responsible for expanding the Gulf Cartel into one of the principal criminal groups in Mexico, along with creating a violent enforcement wing that ultimately became an independent cell known as Los Zetas. Osiel Cardenas Guillen is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.

Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén during his extradition in 2007.

Before Cardenas Jr. posted bail, he was transferred over to the U.S. Marshals Service and appeared before a judge to face charges linked to the violations of his federal supervised release. Cardenas in custody without bond.

Cardenas Jr. had been on supervised release after he spent ten months in a federal lockup tied with ammunition smuggling charges. At the time of his arrest in 2015, Cardenas Jr. was driving a Cadillac Escalade to Matamoros when he was pulled over by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who discovered hundreds of ammunition rounds and weapon pieces.

After finishing his sentence, Cardenas was required to serve three years of supervised release. Court documents indicated that local police apprehended Cardenas just after his release in 2016 for driving with a suspended license.

After that, court officials advised him that future violations could cause the revocation of his release. Before his 2015 arrest, Cardenas Jr. had been in and out of the Brownsville jail on charges related to weapons and driving while intoxicated.

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