On September 25, 2013, the father of mayor Jorge Luis Martínez Gutiérrez was home in the city of Zuazua, a suburb of Monterrey, when he was confronted and kidnapped by armed members of a kidnapping gang working for the Golfo Cartel (CDG).
Authorities and the family had contact with Martinez during the time he was being held, the family gave in to ransom demands, but the 70 year old was killed by his captors.
The successful mayor, serving a second term, had been receiving threats from the cartel, who had moved into the city and wanted the mayor’s cooperation as they took advantage of the location of the city, whose highways connects perfectly to the northern border of Tamaulipas from Monterrey.
On October 31st authorities were given information to the location of the body from members of a CDG kidnapping gang that had been arrested. His body was located in the city of Ramos Arizpe, in the neighboring state of Coahuila, along with a second body of an unidentified man.
A total of 16 suspects in a kidnapping ring were arrested in connection of kidnappings and murders dating back to 2009 in the states of ; Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas, among the 30 was Luis Ricardo Gonzales Garcia, the leader of the kidnapping gang.
Gonzales is a former Texas police officer and former US marine, whose moniker is “el Matute” which translates to “cop”. Gonzales is known to use the alias Javier Aguirre Cardenas. He was arrested in a wealthy suburb of Monterrey, and carrying a 9mm when apprehended.
Though US authorities have not complied with requests by media to confirm or deny Gonzales history, Mexican authorities have confirmed;
He served with the US marines from 1998-2002.
Her worked as a Texas police officer from 2002-2009
He then moved to the city of Monterrey, and captured October 19th , though his arrest was not announced until this week.
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