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Chapo's Plaza Bosses

Saturday, May 11, 2013 |

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman announced today that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) reported the designation of eight Mexican nationals as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). 
 
The eight individuals, Cenobio Flores Pacheco (a.k.a. Luis Fernando Castro Villa), Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez, Guillermo Nieblas Nava (a.k.a. Adelmo Niebla Gonzalez), Ramon Ignacio Paez Soto, Felipe De Jesus Sosa Canisales, Armando Lopez Aispuro, Jose Javier Rascon Ramirez, and Raul Sabori Cisneros, all operate as plaza bosses for the Sinaloa Cartel.
 
“In order to put organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel out of business, we must continue to utilize every tool available to ensure that these criminal groups and their associates cannot exploit the U.S. financial system,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman.  “Today’s actions severely curtail the Sinaloa Cartel’s ability to use legitimate commerce to mask their illicit money laundering activities and reflect DEA’s global efforts to weaken its leadership and bring it to justice.” 
Each of the eight plaza bosses operates as a Sinaloa Cartel leader within their specific area of operation along the Sonora-Arizona corridor of the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, which extends for nearly 375 miles. 
 
The Sinaloa Cartel depends on the plaza bosses, leaders of a particular geographic area, along the corridor to coordinate, direct, and support the smuggling of illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S. and the smuggling of illicit contraband from the U.S. into Mexico. 
 
Plaza bosses rely on violence to maintain their positions, using sicarios (hitmen) to control a specific geographic area.  Since Arizona is contiguous with the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas are major trans-shipment and distribution points for contraband smuggling out of and into Sonora, Mexico. 

 “Today’s designation marks another step in OFAC’s efforts to specifically target the narcotics traffickers responsible for the horrific acts of violence committed along the Arizona border with Mexico,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin.  “We will continue to work alongside our partners in Federal law enforcement as well as the Mexican government to financially cripple and dismantle the Sinaloa Cartel.”

The eight individuals designated today work on behalf of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, Ismael “Mayo” Zambada Garcia, the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, and Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza “Macho Prieto”, a top lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel.  Mexican authorities have previously arrested Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez, Ramon Ignacio Paez Soto, and Raul Sabori Cisneros. 
Today’s action generally prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these designees, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
 
Today's action would not have been possible without the support of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Joint Field Command-Arizona, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  Mexican authorities also provided essential support to OFAC.

“CBP’s Arizona Joint Field Command Targeting Enforcement Unit played a major role in dealing the Sinaloa-based drug cartel a financial blow that will undoubtedly affect their ability to operate as a criminal enterprise.
The Arizona Joint Field Command’s Targeting Enforcement Unit has been and will continue to be a committed partner in the collective effort of denying, degrading and disrupting operations of criminal organizations,” said Jeff Self, Commander, CBP, Joint Field Command-Arizona.

Since June 2000 the President has identified 97 drug kingpins and OFAC has designated more than 1,200 businesses and individuals.  Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. 
Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million.  Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million.  Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines for criminal violation of the Kingpin Act pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code.
 

DEA-DOJ Press Release

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Anonymous said...

Leave Chapo alone!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kiss ass....maybe u should marry him too if your so concerned for his well being.

Anonymous said...

Gavachos like to ride his dick cus he contribute more money than all put together... And they are buying drugs with a code number on the money to track down the rightful owner!!! The beheadings need to start up north quickly but probably as I write this its happening.

Anonymous said...

El Govierno le pela la paloma a El Chapo y el chapo escuRe en su osiko.

Anonymous said...

I dont this this article about the allegedly plaza bosses is precise since they dont mention two key components of chapos organization which are macho prieto and el checo plaza bosses of mexicali and sonora

Anonymous said...

Simon

Omarion said...

love u chapo + mayo

Anonymous said...

Hay esta la prueba para los que decia,hay si hay si el H de los beltranez esta aliado con los cjng. hahahaha por mamadores no saven ni que pedo es hipolito de la ruana el mentado tio plancarte ya le mando un mensajito por YouTube wachenlo y quitence la idea de que el h bl es aliado de los menchos...estos vatos estan mas peliadas que la chingada...asi miro yo el panorama ....C.T.G.M VS ZETAS, FAMILIA, CJNG, ROJOS, BELTRANEZ Y C.I.D.A....ZETAZ VS CJNG, CDS, CDG, C.T.G.M LEGIONARIOS(SANGRE ZETA) Y CARTEL DE LA LAGUNA....BELTRANEZ VS CDS, CDG, C.T.G.M,CJNG Y GUERREROS UNIDOS....CDG VS ZETAZ, BELTRANEZ, LA OFICINA,CJNG Y POR SU FRACIONES QUE AUN NO SE ACOMODAN AL NUEVO LIDER...CDS VS BELTRANEZ, CARTEL DE LOS FLORES , CJNG(MAS NO ESTA CLARO AL 100% ESA GUERRA) ZETAS, CARTEL DE LA LAGUNA, CDJ O NUEVO CARTEL DE JUAREZ Y LOS M'S PERO A MI SAVER FRACIONES NCJ Y MAZACLECOS DEL H DE MAZACLAN Y C.A F MAS TENGO ENTENDIDO ESTAN EN TREGUA Y NEGOCIOS...CJNG VS C.T.G.M, ZETAS, LOS ALIADOS , CDG Y AL PARECER CDS COMO LO ESPLIQUE PERO CREO MAS SEGURO QUE SI ESTAN EN GUERRA...POR LOS ALIADOS SON LA CORONA, CDG, C.T.G.M, Y DICEN QUE HAY PARTE DEL LOS DEL MILENIO ...ES TODO ES UNA OPINIO DE COMO YO VEO LA GUERRA ..

Havana Pura said...

Hi Chivis,

I'm especially enjoying the map and the video here. Maybe the US was telling the truth when they were saying to Mexico a while back, "you've had long enough, want us to pick up El Chapo for you? Give us 15 minutes..." Posturing? Yes, How long really? I like a good contest. Problem is the tip off.

Anonymous said...

el checo is cenobio flores

Anonymous said...

Really

Anonymous said...

Its obvious el chapo has strong allies with the mex goverment.

Anonymous said...

Y el m100 o r5?

Tijuano said...

@Chivis; Great info! Some of those guys really have control in their areas, you wouldn´t believe the surveillance on the streets of Sonoyta, Sonora by some of these guys.

@May 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM:

I figured CJNG wasn´t allied with the Beltran Leyva´s, BLO is allied with Zetas and CJNG started out as "Zeta Killers". Anyway, stranger things have happened in the war between cartels.

About the video, I had already seen it, I translated and posted in on the main board.

Anonymous said...

Are u fucked in the head or what? Too many guns in the u.s.nobody gonna sit still and let them cut their heads off.quickest way i know of to get pumped full of lead where i live

Anonymous said...

The Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, is another way of saying your FKD Act.Ha, ha, ha, ha! As long as the banks of London continue to launder money for the Sinaloa Cartel they will be antything but. As long as the ex-British Carribean colonies/now nations and present British Carribean territories allow the Sinaloa Cartel to deposit money in their banks the U.S. Treasury Dept. is FnKD act. Were do you think wealthy Americans head towards inorder to evade income taxes on their assets.

Anonymous said...

these plaza bosses in sonora and tijuana have it easy compared to juarez/leon/tamp lol

Havana Pura said...

@Tijuana:

I missed the video first time round, so I'm happy to catch it this time. Speaking of my own abilities, it's kind a hard to keep up with it all, and do it all. Chivis is the exception. Maybe there was a method to her madness.
As for you, Tijuana, keep up the good posts, we all enjoy them. I especially like the El Tio calls out Hipolito story. Bye 4 now - Havana

Anonymous said...

Chapo por vida!!!! Puro Sinaloa

Anonymous said...

No creo compa 2:59 tijuano, para los limites de zacatecas y jalisco estan dandose Duro los cjng y los zetas...en veracruz estan dandose duro y tupido los cjng vs los zetas nueva generacion que son del 42, en colima los zetas quicieron entrar y los cjng los sacaron junto con los beltranez ,en cambio los cjng estan entrando con todo a nayarit.ya estan en mas del 40% y nayarit es zetas beltranez , cds y a hora los cjng.
no creo en esa alianza de cjng y beltranez, el H de que tanto hablan es de hipolito de la ruana el es el que les dio entrada a tierra caliente. el bastion de los c.t.g.m es apazingan y todas esas regiones. la ruana y las otras dos ciudades que estan peliando es una muy buena ruta de lo cual no quieren que este en manos de los cjng.y como digo los beltranes no tienen velo en este entierro nomas preguntales como les fue en guerrero con los templarios ellos fuero los que sacaron en mayor parte a los brasos armados de los beltranezz asi que la neta no creoo...

Chivis said...

@Tijuano

Wow...I did not see your video and translation. Where is it? I just went back 2 weeks and could not find it. The video is only 2 days old from gn but 3 from rojo. Where is your post I will link to the translation. I was half way finished with the Loyo video narrative translation...jajaja oh well, great minds huh friend?

Havana...How's our secret courtroom reporter doing? Relaxing? I hope. Secret to all but those in the courtroom I should say...wink wink fantastic job..it was fun, after the first week and we got our groove. The first week was a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

El primer nombre k mencionan es el cheko 6 y al macho prieto lo tienen como jefe de cartel y no plaza

Anonymous said...

Do you mean chapos bitches! Not bosses

Anonymous said...

Chapo is so cool! I wish I could be like him when I move out of mommys house. I listen to all the cool cartel corridos all the time. Get the fuck here. Cartels are the fuckin lowest of low killing innocents and acting like they're tough guys. Fuckin Pussy ass caca cartels. Every single one of them.

Anonymous said...

I love Mayo to specially on the McChicken
Cacos

Anonymous said...

I would love meeting u in person. Such an educated person. U deserve to burn in hell for all eternity for idolizing him. And sense hes ur god pobre bastardo sin clase

Anonymous said...

Bitchy Chapo with girly ass honchos. No wonder 40 is pissed.

Anonymous said...

MP sobre terreno

Anonymous said...

Pues es dificil y ay qe tener los huevos grandes para ser como el chapo.mis respetos para el jefe. Perp lo qe no se vale es qe maten a gente inocente . Tambien ay qe tener huevos para ser un buem policia.y agarrar a las cucarachas y secuesteadores y extorcionistas..no cualqier pendejete puede desempenar estas dos carreras.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is so COOOOL, we can call him culo

Anonymous said...

The eyes of Texas are upon you...hook 'em horns!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Peinado" jefe de municipios frontera de Sinaloa y Durango!

Anonymous said...

No pendejo es al otro lado. Mientras el chapo les da de comer a los püercitos del govierno. No lo molestaran. Y cuando quieren bajarlo lo bajan. K se lo chingan, se lo chingan. Estos capos son prostiz pal govierno. Haci de facil

Anonymous said...

love chapo ! fuck zetas!

Anonymous said...

If the mexican government won't do nothing about it the leave it to god to exact proper punishment. Nobody can outrun god.

Anonymous said...

Leave the snitch alone!!!!!

Anonymous said...

May 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM
" The beheadings need to start up north quickly but probably as I write this its happening"
Look at this fuckin guy?What do you with these motherfuckers,comical little geezer,why dont you go help with the beheadings up north,,you a scary guy,as scary as El Tio.And,leave chapo alone?You are some sad motherfuckers,aint even involved in anything and you love some dude you never met,never will,pure fuckin idiots.

Anonymous said...

May 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM
"Are u fucked in the head or what? "
Oh yeah,he fucked in the head,the mouth,the ass,he is a bitchass whiner,hoping people get beheaded "up north"and for what?Hatefull dogs,always with the negative bullshit.

Anonymous said...

May 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Alright,how long do we keep blowing smoke up your asses?Ever heard of private email?

Anonymous said...

Post some of nuevo laredo so we can start looking! CGD XxX over n out

Anonymous said...

Simple kill them and when they are replaced kill them also, make them as afraid as the Mexican Police.

Anonymous said...

HolaChivas. Great article,as aways. I love the map and pics. Seems like when you get noticed,it doesn't take very long to catch them. Just saying. Anf,for all you carye lovers, your scary,sorry piece of scum,should fomd a site for all you cheerleading lovers of dememted,murdering etc. Cartel members, I am sure they have sites for people ike you! Don't ruin this site. Thanks,Chivas.PEACE. Texas Grandma.

Anonymous said...

así es mi compa puro chapo!mis tios ordenaron limpearle plasa al senor!

Anonymous said...

Are u sure?

Anonymous said...

they forgot Guillermo Nieblas Nava he was captured in September 2012 in Culiacan

Anonymous said...

Where you live?

Anonymous said...

On earth lol.like id really put that on here

Anonymous said...

The Mexican Mafia Eme is connected to Sinaloa Cartel in California and Texas. DEA FBI ICE CIA SWAT do you have the balls? i repeat do you have the balls?

Anonymous said...

No saben ni k pedo

Anonymous said...

Are u an anonomys narco or something?

Anonymous said...

Up your ass?

Anonymous said...

Only with one tousand men to one armed guy without a vest... Keep wishing

Anonymous said...

I mean what city?

Anonymous said...

Im your below average dealer. I only sell 20s out my grandpas house

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