Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

"El Lobo" extradited to the U.S.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 |

“El Lobo” Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia (seated) and other members of the Cartel del Milenio during their presentation at the Attorney General’s office in Mexico City after their capture on October, 2009.

Mexico has extradited “El Lobo” Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia, former kingpin of the “cartel de los Valencia” or Milenio cartel, to the U.S. to face charges of conspiracy and drug trafficking before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

The transfer of custody from AFI (Federal Investrigative Agency) officials to representatives from the U.S. Marshals Service for Nava Valencia was held January 27 at the airport in Toluca, Mexico.

Nava Valencia was captured after a gun battle with Mexican Army troops on October 28, 2009 in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco.

“El Lobo” and his brother Juan "El Tigre" Nava Valencia were responsible for the planning and movement of cocaine shipments from South and Central America to the port of Manzanillo, Colima from where it was smuggled into the United States.

After the arrest of “El Lobo”, Juan Nava Valencia took over the leadership of the Milenio cartel until May 6, 2010 when he also was arrested during an army operation in Guadalajara.

According to Mexican law enforcement investigators, “El Lobo” was a collaborator in trafficking operations with Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel and had close links with the Sinaloa Cartel and Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman.

The Nava Valencia brothers and Nacho Coronel had as their center of operations the states of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit, and also had a presence in Michoacan. Investigators believe the void left after the death of Coronel and the arrests of the Valencias are the main reason for the violent dispute for control of drug trafficking in Jalisco and Nayarit.

The criminal origin of the "Valencia" or "Milenio” cartel dates from the early 1990's, when they were in control of the planting and harvesting of Marijuana and Opium in the area along the border between the states of Jalisco and Michoacan, and formed a wide drug distribution network on U.S. soil.

Source articles:
Extraditan a EU al lider de los Valencia
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/740959.html
Capturan al lider del cartel de los Valencias
http://www.informador.com.mx/jalisco/2010/200303/6/capturan-a-lider-del-cartel-de-los-valencia.htm

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17 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Who's the american lookin' dude?

Gallina Desplumada said...

Los BBBobos ya hablaran de El Lobo, po k se fue de las noticias El Tomate y Tony Tormenta. Que paso con Papo El Chapo Guzman? El JJ y El Zeta #Numero se quedan on standby. The Boxer and El Profe Cantinflas vs Hillary and FeCal next round up in El Ring!

GD

Anonymous said...

I would like to have his silver and diamond m-4 they found a few months back. That thing was beautiful with a capitol B.

Anonymous said...

To his immediate left is El Chino. He was a good man.

Anonymous said...

that foo look like he iraq

Anonymous said...

These mexican gangs would not fuck with jamaican gangs

Buela said...

Anon..tell me about El Chino...what made him a good man? Why did a good man go so bad? Does he have children? Wife? Please do not tell me he was a professor or some nobel position, I have seen that happen more times than I want to remember..

I am sincere in my questions.

Smurf said...

@11:55 I'm pretty sure the Mex gangs are running the whole show, perhaps its the other way around? Maybe in Tivoli Gardens the Shower Posse might be holding it down, but I doubt that they outmuscle the Mex cartels anywhere else in the Western helisphere.

Posses < Cartels

Anonymous said...

yeah ..you are right ..the cartels wouldn't fuck with them...they would just roll in in ten truck loads an kill them all..

"L"B

J said...

I think Jamacians/Hatians/Dominicans/Columbians still handle a majority share of business coming thru the Caribbean, and into South Flordia, (retail distribution) but that's where the influence begins and ends.

Anonymous said...

I think the jamacians/dominicans/Puerto Rico have been dried up due to the cartels.and as far as the cartels can't touch the jamacians?lol ur kidding right.I love the jamacians but they are in now way shape or form nearly as organized as some of the cartels.If you read a lot,then u realize Lot of the soldiers from the cartels have been highly trained. I remember when he jamacians tried to put a stronghold on nyc and the Italian mob cleaned them up rather fast. El labo is one of those guys I've never heard of till this article and u can tell the dude is bad ass,messing with nacho,and juaquin.

Anonymous said...

I'm Jamaican and, believe me, compared to the Mexican cartels, Jamaican drug gangs are minor league...and for that, I am thankful. I shudder at the thought of living in a society where such sheer brutality and barbarism is rampant and becoming more commonplace. My heart hurts for the innocent people of Mexico...

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J said...

Agreed, though I think most of the product coming into South Florida thru that corridor isn't from mex. DTO's, it's from source countries and loosely organized crime operating in places like Hati and Jamaica. When's the last time that region was even mentioned with mex. cartels? 90% of the cocaine in the US comes from Mexico, the other 10% is prob. the small piece of Florida.

someone said...

Jamaica and south africa have the highest murder rates in the world......and these people are as ruthless as they come and completely fearless... were I live u have mexican and spanish gangs but its the jamaicans that run down here

Anonymous said...

The us labeled christopher coke as one of the most dangerous drug lords in the world i doubt they would lable him that if jamaicans didn't have alot of influence...plus the mexican cartels would never go down to jamaica and kill nobody down there

''lito'brito said...

yeap..and you don't see a lot of jahmakins in Monterrey either

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