A top ranking 'Sicario,' or assassin for a Mexican drug cartel, today was sentenced to three life sentences by a federal judge in San Antonio for a series of murders that make the Javier Bardem character in the movie 'No Country for Old Men' look like your baby sitter, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Marciano Millan Vasquez, 34, accoring to prosecutors, 'brutally murdered anyone and everyone as it suited him and his cartel, at times inflicting the cruelest of pain, forcing relatives to watch their loved ones murdered before he turned his blades on them.”
Vasquez was the 'Plaza Boss' for the Zetas cartel in Nuevo Laredo also smuggled 100,000 kilos of marijuana, cocaine, and meth into Texas between 2012 and his arrest in San Antonio in 2015.
In one incident, testimony revealed that in 2013, Vasquez murdered a young girl by dismembering her with an axe and burning her body in front ofher parents while laughing and saying, “so you’ll remember me.” Vasquez then ordered that the mother be killed in similar fashion while forcing the father to watch. Vasquez then ordered that the father be killed.
"The life sentence imposed on Vasquez should be a reminder to all criminals that violence and victimization of the public will not be tolerated and will be met with the full weight of the law,” said Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, HSI San Antonio. “HSI and its law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our communities in south Texas."
"Marciano Millan Vasquez’s sentence to life in federal prison sends a message of our unending resolve to pursue drug traffickers who wreak havoc in our communities. It is another example of our success in the fight against major Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States,” stated Joseph M. Arabit, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Houston Field Division.