|Born||1969 Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Died||2014 Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico|
Rodrigo Maya was an enforcer of Los Zetas.
Rodrigo Maya was born in 1969 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico to a poor family. Maya enlisted in the Mexican Army, but he was arrested for dealing drugs to civilians. He deserted the army and joined the Los Zetas veterans' paramilitary group, which served as the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel. Maya became a criminal, and dealt cocaine and marijuana. Maya's marijuana headed to top bosses of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, in addition to some connections in the United States' states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Maya was wanted for $1,500,000 by the US federal government for his role in trafficking drugs over the border.
Maya was killed by Mexican Marines in 2014 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, around 75 miles to the southeast of Saltillo. The Marine commander Hector Echevarria was wounded in the gunfight with Maya and three associates, one of whom escaped on a motorbike but was killed in Santiago to the northwest. Maya's death crippled his trade network, but pot and other drugs continued to flood America from the south.