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Cartel operatives execute Texas-based cocaine trafficker in Mexican border state

March 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartel operatives execute Texas-based cocaine trafficker in Mexican border state

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A drug dealer based in Texas-based was executed outside of a popular bar in an affluent suburb in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Unidentified hitmen fatally shot 45-year-old Dannes Elizondo Garza, a U.S. citizen from Texas, outside of the elegant restaurant La Torrada in San Pedro, Nuevo León.

Elizondo was riding in a Volkswagen when a group of armed cartel operatives opened fire using 9mm and .40 caliber firearms before fleeing undetected.

According to Milenio, authorities discovered a cap with the letters “FBI” and it is alleged that gunmen may have taken a bullet-proof vest from the victim.

Elizondo, a U.S. citizeen was executed in Nuevo Leon, Mexico earlier this week

Elizondo served time in a U.S. prison after he pleaded guilty in 2006 to federal charges of drug trafficking in Houston. At the time, the man was identified as the owner of a transportation company.

Mexican officials initially arrested him in connection with a failed homicide attempt on a local drug trafficker named Cesar Rendon Garza over a horse race.

After his arrest, Mexican officials extradited Elizondo to Houston where he was wanted on the drug trafficking charges.

Court records revealed that U.S. DEA agents targeted Elizondo after apprehending several of his associates while they were transporting significant quantities of cocaine and $600,000 in cash.

Mexican authorities found a baseball cap with the letters “FBI” at the scene

As part of the investigation, police discovered that in one year, Elizondo managed to move over 2,500 kilos of cocaine from Monterrey to Houston, Breitbart Texas reported.

Elizondo eventually pleaded guilty and was given a sentence of six years and six months behind bars; however, the punishment was reduced by a U.S. judge.

The reason behind the sentence reduction is sealed. Elizondo was freed in 2010 and is alleged to have gone back into drug trafficking, which likely resulted in his death.

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