Wednesday, October 8, 2014

U.S. Trial underway for reputed Mexican cartel member

Posted on Borderland Beat by Mars 220 
Secret video and audio recordings will show a member of a violent Mexican drug cartel conspiring with fellow gang members and undercover FBI agents to expand the gang's cocaine empire into the United States and Europe, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Rafael Humberto Celaya Valenzuela, who prosecutors said is part of the Sinaloa cartel, is charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine plus heroin and methamphetamine. His trial opened in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire Tuesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith said Valenzuela and other members of the cartel met over the course of three years with undercover agents who portrayed themselves as members of an organized crime ring that wanted to move tons of cocaine into the U.S. and Europe.

Two others arrested with Valenzuela in 2012 have pleaded guilty to working with the Sinaloa cartel. One of them, Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman, is a cousin of the cartel's notorious leader, Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo." Joaquin Guzman escaped prison in 2001 and ran the enterprise from a series of hideouts and safe houses across Mexico, earning billions of dollars moving tons of cocaine and other drugs to the United States, prosecutors have said. He has been indicted in numerous states besides New Hampshire but it is unclear if he will be extradited.
 
Feith said that during the meetings, which occurred in New Castle, New Hampshire, Madrid, the Virgin Islands, Miami and elsewhere, the conspirators and undercover agents at first discussed shipments of 1,000 kilos of cocaine with one of the cartel members promising they could deliver 20 tons.

Following three "test loads" in which the cartel sent pineapples to make sure they weren't being set up by law enforcement, cartel members said they would ship a fourth test but the FBI agents said enough was enough and that it was time to ship the drugs, Feith said. A shipment of 346 kilos was shipped to Spain where the conspirators were arrested in August 2012.

Feith on Tuesday picked up a pink-wrapped kilo of cocaine and waved it in front of the jury of nine women and five men. He said the evidence will show Valenzuela willingly agreed to enter the conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Valenzuela's lawyers reserved their right to make an opening statement later.

Before the trial started, both sides acknowledged that Valenzuela had turned down a plea agreement that would have gotten him 10 to 20 years in prison, instead of the 10 years to life he faces at trial.

Also arrested with Valenzuela and Gutierrez-Guzman was Samuel Zazueta Valenzuela, no relationship to Rafael Valenzuela, who has pleaded guilty. Another man, Jesus Soto, pleaded guilty last month in a separate, but related, case. 

Source: YahooNews

29 comments:

  1. Keep it up paisas the more addicts=more trabajo for us y reclamar la tierra, stay drug free raza this poison is not for us

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    1. I don't mean to disrespect you like this or be a troll but what makes you different then white trash or the racist basterds. Your comment is very raciest regardless if your skin is brown. . I'm Mexican and my wife is white and we have a great relationship. . Not all whites are garbage or drug dealers as not all Mexicans are narcos. Forget bout la raza or whatever you me talking bout. This of us as human beings. Now that's the raza. We are all people. Ur comment was very ignorant the same as a racist white person with there stupid shit..

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    2. 12:59 you are making us look bad, we have to be better than the white trash here!

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    3. Land of the free pendejo! If you want to get high and screw up your life GO FOR IT! Others will advance when others fail the usa wants to stay high to feel better its the usa goverments fault the usa is a drug addicted country people are not happy in the usa

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    4. 9:23 don't forget the mex/amc trash they are the worse!

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    5. I'm Japanese born and raised in mexico.am I raza too?

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    6. I'm Mayan,can I have back the land you paisas took from my people?

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  2. It's is becoming quite apparent the EPN is up to his neck in cartel business and support; when is he not pictured standing alongside a high ranking member? Seems like in several of the last few posts, there he is chumming up with his dirty pals.

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    1. Probably his next picture will be with him and Tuta hugging on Tuta-vision!!

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  3. Imagine that. How many times can you see a president of a country smiling and acting like friends with drug King Pins and criminals in this modern era. Obviously some involvement. How would ones security let a big criminal near a president, unless they were clueless. Not just one, but obviously many. I am sure he is in pictures with many more.

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  4. Just waiting for the sealed indictment alleging EPN'S various and sundry high crimes and misdemeanors against the USA and his fellow Mexicans to be unsealed.

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  5. The Fed has you by the balls, you smug bastard. Hope you enjoy your max accommodations courtesy of the American taxpayers.

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  7. I understand that his attorney can waive opening statement until the state rests its case, but that strategy usually backfires. It tells me that the defense doesn't know the strength of state's case, and/or also, they don't have much of a case either. Generally, anytime one gets to speak to the jury, you do so lest the jury makes up their mind before you get a chance to show reasonable doubt or tell a compelling story.

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    1. .....also turning down the 10-20,when most probably he would've gotten and not risk getting life.

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  8. lmfaaaooo another criminal pictured with EPN. this shit is getting ridiculous. how many is that now? smdh.....

    EPN = real life Alejandro Sosa from the movie scarface.

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  9. ... Please Just Have A Post With Nothing But Images Of EPN With Currupt Politicians And Drug Dealers... On Blast.com... Thanks Chivis... Just Like Above...

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  10. We see U.S. Reps, senators and Presidents standing alongside drug traders, arms dealers too, so why not E

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  11. Anyone on campaign can take a picture whut the liar. I mean candidate. But yeah. Beltrones=king pin . Ni visa for him. Epn. Puppet from PRI getting rich as hell.

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  12. For whatever reason, EPN reminds me of JFK...ūüėā

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    1. You mean jimmy carter?
      Hahaha....

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  13. With that smile, he is so innocent he could get away with murder!!! Oh wait he is!!!

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  14. Name a person in the US government official that is a big time drug trafficker, responsible for many deaths and has been seen chumming with the US president, and having photo ops. The thing is these people with "E" are working under him in many cases, and in others with him. The big thing is that "E" has to know they are dirty. He does have good intelligence around him I would think. Maybe not!~It would not go over well in the USA if a president was taking photo ops with big drug dealers. It would be all over the news.

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    1. CIA takes photos with the pres!

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  15. Wasn't there evidence that Chapo funded EPN's campaign?

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  16. Pena nieto's grupo atracomulco did notstart with him, this mafia of chilangos became well versed in how to maipulate politics for their benefit, it includes the hank rohn brothers of course, and their murdering ways of drug trafficking and exporting federal police to other states to oversee all the criminal operations that make them so much money, on top on government contracts.
    Pane nieto is not always surrounded by narcs and criminals, sometimeshe is surrounded by criminals and narcs, and putas, but hey, they need the job, i don't blame them, i damn the pimps, a fatwa is needed here against them pimps...

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  17. Hala Madrid!!!

    RegioZ

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