Terrorist Who Targeted US Citizens Takes Over Mexican Cartel at Texas Border
The brutal group is headquartered at the Texas border
A convicted terrorist who struck a U.S. Consulate with an automatic rifle fire a grenade has taken over the Los Zetas cartel, according to reports.
The brutal group is headquartered at the Texas border in the Nuevo Laredo-Laredo metropolitan border area.
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, is located across the border from Laredo, Texas.
The area is the only location along the entire U.S.-Mexico Border that has no fencing or barriers.
Verified terrorist, Hector Raul Luna Luna, otherwise known as “El Tory," attacked the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico in 2008 before being arrested and convicted.
The terrorist was released from prison following bribes paid by the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) and has now taken over the dominant faction of Los Zetas, Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).
He has now opened up a lucrative and unsecured border corridor into Texas.
The level of brutality under El Tory’s reign has not been seen prior years.
From targeted attacks on police and military officials, executions and dismemberments have all become standard in parts of northern Mexico as under El Tory.
Nuevo Leon Governor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon publicly singled-out El Tory as one of the men behind the escalation of violence in his state in 2018.
El Tory and his criminal organization were associated with a vast amount of the violent deaths in the state.
The threats were made through several narco-banners that Los Zetas hung throughout the industrial city of Monterrey.
The threats are considered credible by law enforcement in Mexico since El Tory has a history of targeting police and has used grenades in the past.
El Tory was released from a Mexican federal prison in mid-2017 with the aid of his close friend and ally Eleazar “El Chelelo” Medina Rojas and his new ties with CJNG, so the two could help establish a Los Zetas-CJNG corridor from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo and into Texas.
Their release came at the hands of a federal judge and a “control” judge who ruled in each of the two cases to release the two cartel bosses.
El Tory was serving a sentence of longer than 20 years for the charges of crimes against public health (drug trafficking), engaging in organized criminal enterprises, and unlawful possession of restricted military weapons.
Both El Tory and Chelelo have extensive criminal histories and are wanted by U.S. authorities.
Soon after their release, the two cartel bosses began to leave a trail of bodies behind them as they tried to solidify their positions within the CDN faction of Los Zetas and against the other cartels.
Breitbart News reported on the arrest of El Chelelo in the southern state of Yucatan in December 2018.
Soon after his arrest, a local state judge tried to release El Chelelo, but federal authorities were able to re-arrest him for extradition purposes.
Even without El Chelelo, El Tory continued to wage a fierce war against a rival faction of Los Zetas called “Old School Z” and had killed hundreds of their members in the border states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Mexican law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart News that El Tory is the mastermind behind the grisly murder of the leader of the Old School Z faction Luis “El Rex or Z12” Reyes Enriquez.
El Rex died inside a state prison in Nuevo Laredo after being shanked numerous times by CDN inmates.
El Tory’s men then stole El Rex’s body from a funeral home and placed his severed head in one ice chest while the rest of the body was divided into three other containers.
Los Zetas then placed one ice chest outside a state prison in Tamaulipas and the three others near prisons around Monterrey.
El Tory’s men have also been singled out as the ones who left severed body parts outside a newspaper office in Tamaulipas with a series of threats against local outlets.
In 2008, the man was known as El Tory-led and participated in a grenade attack against the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey.
El Tory and his men shot several weapons at the U.S. building and threw an explosive device.
While the grenade did not explode, the gunfire broke several windows and caused other damage to the building.
No injuries were reported.
In 2008, Los Zetas was one of the most dominant cartels in all of Mexico and managed to make a name for themselves as one of the most brutal and sadistic organizations.
The Mexican military caught up with El Tory in 2010. However, Los Zetas responded by setting up blockades and threatened local police into staying out of the way while they tried to unsuccessfully prevent the capture of their leader.
The troops arrested El Tory and some of his top men who carried machine guns, a 50-caliber rifle, and grenades.
The arrest led to the sentence of more than 20 years–only to be cut short by a Mexican federal judge.