Cartel Bosses Run Mexican Empires from Safe Houses in Texas

MCALLEN, Texas — The capture of three top Mexican drug cartel bosses on the U.S. side of the Texas border helps to illustrate the irony of how even narco’s seek refuge from the violence in Mexico. The recent arrest of Jesus Francisco “Comandante Paquito or Comandante 77” Martinez Ramirez marks the third top ranking leader of the Gulf Cartel to be arrested in Texas since October. A similar exodus of drug lords took place in October 2011 during a period of heavy infighting within the Gulf Cartel when four top commanders fled to Texas illegally to avoid a certain death at the hand of their rivals. Martinez, who is in the country illegally, remains in federal custody without bond on money laundering charges, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show. For his capture agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration got assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team (LEERT), which is a regional tactical team made up of various local police departments. For the arrest, LEERT members arrived in armored vehicles as the approached the house and moved in quickly prepared for a fierce fight. “We prepare for a firefight and expect resistance