Jose Luis Del Toro Estrada didn’t fit the description of a high-profile collar in a major drug cartel. A 37-year-old shop owner in McAllen, TX, he kept a simple white brick house with pink flowers out front. He didn’t have much of a rap sheet, and didn’t keep anything in the way of drugs or AK-47s in his home. However, after an extensive operation that left one of Mexico’s most feared and powerful drug cartels bereft of $90 million in cash, 61 tons of narcotics, and “enough weapons to equip an insurgency,” new information made it clear that Del Toro Estrada was a key drug player. He wasn’t a killer or a leader. Instead, he was the IT expert, and he was instrumental in creating the radio infrastructure that allowed the Zetas, one of the…

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