Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, the Mexican federal judge who presided over the appeals of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was murdered in broad daylight while jogging near his home in Mexico City.
The brazen assassination of Zacarias was captured on video. It shows the chilling and disturbing moment the unknown man ran up behind Zacarias and shot the judge in the head.
Zacarias was a Mexican federal judge handling the appeals of El Chapo, the notorious drug kingpin who helms the Sinaloa cartel, which traffics massive quantities of illegal narcotics across the Mexican-American border. The massive drug shipments previously led the Chicago Crime Commission to label El Chapo “public enemy number one” because of the percentage of that city’s drugs brought there by the Sinaloa cartel. El Chapo, who has escaped from prison twice, is currently being held in a Mexican prison just south of the border near El Paso. He has launched legal maneuvers to fight his extradition to the United States, where he is facing a slew of criminal charges. h/t heavy
The murder of the judge remains unsolved.