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Cartel Hitmen Used Trick Straight Out Of Spy Movies To Hunt US Lawyer

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JP Carroll National Security & Foreign Affairs Reporter

Mexican cartel hitmen reportedly placed a GPS on the Range Rover of a cartel lawyer living in Texas in order to track him down and eventually murder him in May 2013.

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) analyst testified Wednesday in a Fort Worth federal courthouse about the use of a GPS tracker to kill Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa. Guerrero was the personal attorney to Osiel Cardenas, supermax inmate and former Gulf Cartel chief.

Three Mexicans are on trial for stalking and plotting the murder of Guerrero, but according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “The shooter and the getaway driver in Guerrero’s death — referred to in court as “Clorox” and “Captain” — have not been arrested.”

Guerrero was a U.S. Department of Justice informant living the good life in the luxurious Fort Worth suburb of Southlake, where he bought a home worth $1.2 million in cash. Attorneys for the cartel killers who whacked the Texas-based Mexican lawyer are saying that the coke-sniffing counselor was actually a major cartel boss.

The Canadian firm that made the GPS tracker cooperated with the DEA, providing access to the online account of the cartel stalker who bought the device. There was then follow up with Google to access the Gmail account of the cartel killer, according to the DEA analyst’s testimony.

The tracking device ultimately led both to the death of Guerrero and the capture of his stalkers,a according to reports. The murder of Guerrero was a jointly-led by cartels Beltran Leyva and Los Zetas.

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