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My employers feel I can adequately represent their interests.
― Gaff to Gus (In Spanish) during their one-on-one negotiation.[src]

Gaff is the chief emissary in the Cartel's New Mexico territory, serving as the primary enforcer, hitman and right-hand man of Don Eladio Vuente.


Season 4[]

A pair of hijackers are sent by the Cartel to attack a vulnerable Los Pollos Hermanos refrigerated truck known to contain shipments of Gus' blue meth, which are concealed in chicken batter. The hijack becomes unsuccessful when Mike, who was well prepared and hiding behind cover inside the truck, dispatches both hijackers with three shots ("Bullet Points"). The cartel sends another similar attack, but for good measure, Gaff is sent along with the two hijackers. Not wanting to make a mistake twice, he and two Cartel soldiers attack another refrigerated truck with a new tactic. Gaff and his men attack the truck, and he kills the driver. The trio then locked the two guards in the back of the truck, and then deployed a hose to redirect the truck's own exhaust back to the refrigerator unit's intake and floor the accelerator to asphyxiate the guards trapped inside. Gaff shares the driver's lunch in safety with his crew while the contraption kills the guards ("Cornered").


Gaff and his crew

After the reveal of Gaff's attack, Gus and the Cartel arrange for a business negotiation at one of Gus' warehouses. While Gus expects many members of the Cartel, Gaff and two goons from the Cartel arrive and Gaff is the sole representative, the guy delivering a repeat ultimatum to Gus. Gus does not accept or decline ("Problem Dog").

Gaff sets a camp on a hill nearby Gus' warehouse and begins to snipe at Mike and his operatives from over one thousand yards away. His first shot kills a man right in front of Jesse Pinkman. He continues to terrorize Gus's crew with more fire until Gus himself comes out into the open. Gaff fires some shots at Gus' path in order to intimidate him. Gus walks right at him and, for his bravery, gives Gaff no satisfaction. Gaff ends the attack and leaves ("Bug").

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Gaff is garroted by Ehrmantraut.

Gus finally accepts the Cartel's ultimatum and he, Mike, and Jesse are flown to somewhere about seven miles into Mexico to cook the signature blue meth for the cartel. After Jesse successfully cooks a batch as good as Gale Boetticher all on his own, Gaff celebrates the renewed business relations by offering up that Jesse "belongs to the cartel now." In the Mexican countryside, the Dons during their celebration about their new lab and their new cocinero that they scored by murdering and intimidation, the Cartel is simultaneously poisoned by Gus after they drink his preferred Zafiro Añejo tequila that Gus spiked. Very soon, as Don Eladio Vuente begins to stumble, Gaff notices something wrong, and moves in to aide Don Eladio, but is garroted by the ready Mike looming from behind ("Salud").


Murders committed by Gaff[]

  • Los Pollos driver #2: Shot to death by Gaff and two unnamed assassins. ("Cornered")
  • Two Los Pollos guards: Suffocated by exhaust by Gaff and two unnamed assassins. ("Cornered")
  • Nick: Shot once in the head with a sniper rifle. ("Bug")


  • It is unknown if "Gaff" is his first name, last name(s), or a nickname. It may be a reference to the character "Gaff" from Blade Runner, who is a police officer.


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