Burn Notice Exclusive: CSI Alum Cast as Lethally Dangerous Drug Smuggler

Michael Westen may be about to meet his match.

TVLine has learned exclusively that CSI alum José Zúñiga will appear as a vicious cocaine smuggler in this season of USA Network’s Burn Notice.

His character, Vasquez, is a “clever and sadistic” —not to mention successful — Panamanian drug lord who isn’t shy about using torture to locate a missing cocaine shipment.

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Zúñiga — who most recently appeared in episodes of Desperate Housewives, Harry’s Law and Scandal, and also recurred on NBC’s short-lived The Event — will show up in Episode 11 of Burn Notice‘s sixth season.

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