|Jaime Gonzalez Duran|
|Born||8 October 1971 Aquismon, San Luis Potosi, Mexico|
Jaime Gonzalez Duran was born in 1971 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was one of the original 31 founding members of the Los Zetas cartel, having deserted from the Mexican Army's counter-insurgency special forces in the late 1990s. After the arrest of Osiel Cardenas Guillen in 2003, Duran controlled a large-scale illegal drug distribution and transfer to the United States, mainly cocaine and marijuana - he also led the drug trade in Nuevo Leon, Michoacan, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, and Mexico City. In 2006 he was responsible for the murder of Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde, whose concert performance of "A Mis Enemigos" antagonized Los Zetas (his murder at the age of twenty-seven put him in the "27 Club" of musicians that died at the young age).
On 7 November 2008, Gonzalez was arrested in Reynosa, Tamaulipas by Federales, who confiscated his arsenal of firearms and ammunition. He served a sentence of 35 years in prison.