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El Guero Palma

el guero palmaHéctor Luis Palma Salazar, was born in any year between 1950 and 1960, others say that his advent occurred in 1962. Beyond this vague fact, what is certain is that he first saw the world in a town called Noria de Abajo, Mocorito, State of Sinaloa, Republic of Mexico.

He began his long and tortuous criminal career as a car thief on his own initiative, then promoted to the category of hired assassin, later the organization commissioned him the logistics of the entry of heavy shipments of drugs through one of the portions of the long border of his country with the United States until he became one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

As a child he had to face poverty so he felt the obligation to leave school without having even completed primary school to try to help his family. His criminal career began to thrive by drawing the attention of a gentleman named Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo who already had a prestigious career as a drug lord.

The Beginnings of El Güero Palma

“The Chief of Chiefs” Félix Gallardo initially assigned him to his department of hitmen, after verifying his efficiency and responsibility in his tasks dispatching souls to the unknown dimension by violent methods, promoted him to the category of Logistics Manager of the division of the Guadalajara Cartel in charge of the market of the border of the Mexican State of Sonora with the American Union.

The Beginnings of El Güero Palma

In that position he teamed up with Joaquín Guzmán Loera better known as “El Chapo” who held a similar position in the Tecate, Baja California area. While the Arellano Félix stayed with the most lucrative territory: Tijuana.

The Güero Palma Betrays Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo

This aroused the desires of Palma in such a way that one day, he could not resist the temptation to keep a cargo, considered a violation of the code of the ideal executive of the cartel and therefore a traitor with all the consequences that this can bring.

Hector luis palma

After that episode, the life of Héctor Luis Palma took on a different dimension. The “Chief of Chiefs” would not rest until he got revenge on who at one moment had all his confidence so he drew a sinister plan aimed at causing him the greatest possible emotional suffering. The plan began by hiring a (According to the experts in the subject) handsome gentleman of Venezuelan nationality named Rafael Clavel Moreno.

The Terrible Revenge Against El Güero Palma

The mission of this man was to infiltrate the closest circle of “El Güero” Palma. Clavel, fulfilled all the phases of the assigned mission.

He earned his trust to the point of becoming his partner in some risky and illegal but lucrative venture, then he used his seduction skills to marry a sister of Palma and the final phase was to become his wife’s lover, Guadalupe Leija of Palma, to convince her to take two million pesos from her accounts, to escape with him to San Francisco, California, where once they stayed at a hotel he proceeded to cut her throat.

Wife and kids of El Guero Palma
Portrait of the wife and children of El Guero Palma

Fifteen days later he took Héctor Jesús and Nataly, sons of Héctor and Guadalupe to San Cristóbal, Venezuela, where he proceeded to throw them from the bridge of La Concordia, taking the precaution of taking a video of the terrifying event to send it to Palma. It should be noted that Rafael Clavel also sent Guadalupe’s head properly preserved in a cooler.

The Güero Palma Avenges his Family

Clavel was arrested after having fulfilled the mission entrusted and immediately assassinated. It is also attributed to “El Güero” the murders of Rafael Clavel’s lawyer, Jesús Güemes, of nine Arellano family members, of the activist for the defense of Human Rights, Norma Corona Salazar and three students of Venezuelan nationality registered in the Autonomous University of Sinaloa.

In addition, he is linked to the attack on a nightclub in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, where 10 people were murdered. The objective of the attack was to end the life of the Arellano Felix brothers who were in the aforementioned place.

¿How was El Güero Palma captured?

On June 22, 1995, Palma was captured by Mexican Army officers after surviving a plane crash between the states of Nayarit and Jalisco. Press information refers that agents of the PGR helped him and removed him from the crash site to move him to a place beyond the reach of his persecutors.

el guero palma captured

The soldiers of the Mexican Army who apprehended him discovered who he was when they found in the place where he was recovering from the injuries of the accident, weapons covered with gold, inlaid with diamonds and a palm tree made with emeralds.

El Güero was sentenced to 7 years for possession of cocaine. The justice of his country assigned him a maximum security penitentiary located in Puente Grande, Jalisco, where he had the opportunity to meet again with his old partner Joaquín Guzmán, AKA “El Chapo” who fled the site in 2001.

El Güero Palma is Extradited

In 2002, when he was about to leave prison for having completed his sentence, an arrest warrant for extradition by the United States would arrive in Mexico.

In this way the drug lord could not leave prison, but would remain in it until 2007, when he would finally be sent to the land of Uncle Sam.

Already in the custody of the United States, he would spend his days among the prisons of Florence, Colorado and Atwater, California. On June 10, 2016, he finished paying his sentence in the United States. He remained a few years, barely nine years of a 16-year sentence, thanks to his declaration as guilty of the accusations against him and his good behavior during his imprisonment.

¿Where is El Güero Palma currently?

After his release in the United States, the government of that country handed him over to the Mexican authorities, who out of fear decided to leave him in his custody while they reviewed the existence of other charges that could be imputed to him.

He is currently being held in the federal prison “El Altiplano”

Narco Corrido of El Guero Palma

Narco corrido dedicated to Héctor “El Guero Palma” Salazar, by the Tucanes of Tijuana.

The Güero Palma and Television

  • In the Netflix series “El Chapo” appears under the name of Heriberto Palma and the actor who plays it is Juan Carlos Olivas.
  • In “El Chema” Telemundo television series, appears under the name of Eutimio Flores AKA El Rojo, and his character is played by Fernando Noriega.