Guatemala: 17 Los Zetas members sentenced to prison
By Dialogo July 17, 2012
GUATEMALA CITY — A local court sentenced 17 Guatemalans allegedly involved with the Los Zetas criminal organization to prison terms ranging from 8 to 83 years for money laundering and conspiracy to commit three murders, among other crimes.
Judge Jazmín Barrios said the convicts were captured last July at a party on a farm in the department of Quiché, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Guatemala City, on the border with Mexico.
Among them is Kevin Overdick, son of alleged drug kingpin Horst Walter Overdick Mejía, who was apprehended in April in a suburb of Guatemala City. The younger Overdick was sentenced to 31 years.
Los Zetas’ leaders Óscar Tiul, alias “Commander Cherry,” and Sebastián Choc Cac, alias “Commander Machucazo,” each was sentenced to 83 years.
[AFP, 17/07/2012; S21.com.gt (Guatemala), 17/07/2012]