Guatemala Kingpin’s Brother Killed

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A brother of Guatemalan kingpin Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba, alias “El Gordo,” was gunned down along with two associates.

Ever Omar Paredes Cordoba was shot dead in a restaurant in El Progreso, Guastatoya, reports elPeriodico. Two other men died in the attack.

Ever Omar’s death follows the killing of a third brother, Arturo Paredes Cordoba, in November 2010.

Jorge Mario is currently in a U.S. prison after being extradited and convicted of drug trafficking charges. Authorities said that Ever Omar had taken over the operation of his brother’s trafficking business, reports Prensa Libre.

The U.S. State Department accused Jorge Mario of heading a drug trafficking group called the Paredes Organization, which shipped multi-ton quantitites cocaine into Guatemla, and sent much of this on to the U.S.

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