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Zetas Training US Gang Members in Mexico

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:00pm

Zetas Training US Gang Members in Mexico by Michael Lohmuller, In Sight Crime

Members of the Texas-born Barrio Azteca gang are receiving training from Mexico's Zetas, according to the testimony of a former gang member, a sign the group is evolving and deepening its role in organized crime beyond the border region.

Former Barrio Azteca member Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo -- who is serving as a witness in the Texas trial of the gang's ex-leader in exchange for protection in prison -- said the Zetas are training members of the gang for assassinations, attacks, extortion and protection, reported Informador…

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