Sunday, June 7, 2015

"El Mayo", the most powerful capo according to the DEA

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

[ Subject Matter: El Mayo Zambada, Sinaloa Cartel, Drug Enforcement Agency
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of the Sinaloa Cartel would be useful]

El Mayo Zambada in a 2010 photograph

Reporter: J Jesus Esquivel
Jack Riley, interim Chief of the DEA, is blunt: in the world there is no Cartel more solid than the Sinaloa Cartel, and no Capo more powerful than "El Mayo" Zambada. In an interview with Proceso, the anti-drug functionary speaks about the "boom" of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and the decline of Los Zetas.

And he clarifies: the Sinaloa Mafia, owns the herion market in the United States and he discusses the power struggle between the historical cartel leaders and the new generations, among whom are the children of Joachin Archivaldo Guzman Loera "El Chapo".

Washington
For Jack Riley, Chief of Operations of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Sinaloa Cartel is the  most established criminal organization in the world, and its leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia, the Capo who enjoys the most power in the world.

"El Mayo is the most powerful narco trafficker. I believe that the organization he formed is the most solid, because he has lasted the longest in the history of international narco trafficking", he said.

Despite the notoriety gained in recent weeks for the "Cartel considered the richest in the world", the Cartel Jalisco Nuevo Generacion, explains Riley in the interview, does not have the power or the domain of the Sinaloa Cartel.



Riley, was made interim Chief last May, after the retirement of Michele Leonhart, has reason to sustain his affirmation:" We are highly concentrated on combating the market that El Mayo and the Sinaloa Cartel has. I include that I think we have underestimated his influence and power in controlling the drugs market in the United States".

He is in charge of DEA opeartions both internally and outside of the United States, the Agent is keen to expose the new reality of the threat of Mexican narco traffickers:" We are inundated with Mexican heroin, and according to our estimations, the Sinaloa Cartel has almost complete ownership of the market for this drug, as well as on a lesser scale the trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines".

With the augmentation of local production of marijuana, the reduction in cocaine consumed and the difficulty of more laws on the control and sale of controlled medicines and precursor products for the production of methamphetamines, heroin now is the most consumed illicit drug in the United States.

According to the statistics of the DEA, the Sinaloa Cartel is almost the only exporter of heroin consumed in all of the United States. Other Mexican organizations, like the Juarez and Gulf Cartels, and the Knights Templar, continue selling drugs, but to increasingly smaller segments of the U.S. market.

"The Sinaloa Cartel has been thinned out in Mexico, but in the United States it maintains its contacts and businesses, and its routes and plazas are well established", he emphasizes.

The Government of Barack Obama is engaged in containing the scourge of increasing heroin use, and while the Sinaloa Cartel is the main supplier of the drug, the fight is not against the front of this organization because it outside of its borders.

Riley insists:" The people of the Sinaloa Cartel" are not in the United States. They operate from Mexico and its Northern frontier, and in the American Union moves a lot of drugs through a huge network of brokers, transporters, distributors, retailers and money launderers.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

85 comments:

  1. Mencho taking over

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    1. Not according to the DEA. When the low level douchers that start getting caught and mencho money starts to dry up paying off too many people to stay quiet his demise will happen sooner than later. Sinaloences have the brilliance, money and resources to adjust to drug trends and explout them successfully. Mancha only has meth to lean on.

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    2. How dumb are all you guys here?? Clearly el mayo is el chapo cant you guys see the mustcahe resembalence. El mayo does not exist, el mayo and el chapo are the same freaks. El chapo is the damn president of mexico, pena nieto is just some dude.

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    3. I suppose that mayos kids are chapos to huh

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  2. Good let them focus on the sinaloa cartel and Crack down on them while the the "company " takes back the little territory they lost in these past two years

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    1. Who is "The Company" are you saying the Z?

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    2. He's reffering to the Arellanos. They're making a comeback apparently.

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    3. Lol obviously he is referring to Los Zetas a.k.a. La Compañia a.k.a The company. But remember the coalition BLO-NCJ-ZETAS-CAF is the most powerful and most violent in Mexico for example I'm from Durango a place considered ruled by Sinaloa but is not. Only 11 counties are ruled by Los Cabrera (Genre Nueva) the rest( 20) are ruled by Los Zetas. If Sinaloa were the most powerful they will not have co-host in their own plazas. Keep it real.

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    4. 10:23 Yea but if you talked to someone from sinaloa they will tell you tgey control the world lol

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    5. 10:23 I was referring to them.... these fools let themselves be blinded by the media and all this other propaganda but those of us who actually travel throughout mexico know whats really going on most of the people who post on here are fan boys from the United states and nothing else the real narcos don't have the luxury of being able to use the Internet

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  3. Can someone ask him how the FAILED War on Drugs is going.
    Perhaps a whole lot of people should be fired or perhaps develop a new strategy.

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    1. Call of duty: cartel warfare thats the new strategy.

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    2. Lol would be a cool game

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  4. I personally believe that the CDS will be maintaining strong ground in Mexico and the U.S. for many years to come... they are just so deeply tied within the politics of Mexico and even the US, its just mindblowing.. Then again im borracho and probably just talking shit.. But I hope for peace in Mexico and the entire world as a matter of fact, violence is a disease that too many people embrace

    - C1D2S3

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    1. Amen Brother the way I see is people want to drink and drug then who is anyone to tell them not to, and yes drugs will flow no matter what in the meantime peace and tranquility, dinero pa todos hay. This borracha agrees with the borracho above.

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    2. 12:06 I agree with the borracho too, but am intrigued by you mamacita, who you?
      y a que horas sales al pan?

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    3. @1241.....it reminds me of my cuñado, loser... (i told my sister dont date the pendejo, he is bad news, and 3 years later, she lives on my garage...Jajajajaja dating at borderbeats, jajjajajaja how sad.....is like drug harmony, yeah we meet over an article of drugs and we have a great relationship. Jajjajajaja.

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    4. Like they say borrachos always say the truth

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    5. Well, if the garage is busy we can live on your basement and rent the house, i"ll even make moves on your sister to make him pay...
      --Btw, what is wrong with meeting on Boarderland Beat?
      Lastly but not leastly we may be borrachos and borrachas, but we are not cheap drug addicts (yet), if you comb your hair I may even buy you chicles....
      AND YES HONEY, WE MET HERE AT BB...tell mommy...

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  5. Riley insists:" The people of the Sinaloa Cartel" are not in the United States..... If he truly believes that he should not be the chief of the DEA

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    1. He was running a smokescreen for his business associates in the CDS.

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  6. This is a ploy to get the other cartels to find him and kill him since they can't. By giving him this celebrity status, they hope other capos will get upset and do their dirty work for them.Not even a month ago the same song was sung about the CJNG.

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  7. Jack Riley is another useless government official hell bent on continuing those policies in whose wake we are flooded by corruption, death and destruction. In addition to the billions spent and the 000's and 000's of dead today we are inundated (Mr Riley's own words) with more drugs which are stronger and cheaper than ever before.
    Jack Riley personifies the evil and racist policies stemming from drug prohibition and the 30 year old 'war on drugs'.

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  8. Follow the $$$$$$$$$$June 7, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    How do think Obama makes Money "the Chicago Connection", The Sinaloa Cartel is the one he lets do business, money is made in the US without high connections the Cartels could not make Money. Banks and Politicos in the US make it happen.

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  9. "Riley insists:" The people of the Sinaloa Cartel" are not in the United States. They operate from Mexico and its Northern frontier, "

    Better get a grip Mr. Riley. Those guys are everywhere. Some are police officers and chiefs and mayors in our cities. The drugs dont move themselves when the get into the USA. The cartels and people with similar morals have infiltrated our society.

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    1. Yes they are.

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    2. Thank you, and I do believe the Government knows it well, of course we can sit and deny Kiki Camarena, fast and furious, etc., etc., but yes the mighty dollar actually makes our own or ant President do the 360 tango.

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    3. I believe he is talking about the Capos and untouchables of CDS. The main players in Mexico who make it all happen, you wont see those guys in the USA. Just because people are buying large amounts of dope from CDS and moving it across the US does not mean they are apart of the cartel. CDS sells dope to the Italian mafias in Italy and u dont hear them saying they are cartel de sinaloa.

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    4. Many, many, of the hitmen, logistics people, and bosses of the cartels live in the US. Many of the worlds worst criminal minds are hidden in our communities.

      You don't have to be a cartel capo to be a big part of making their dirty machine work. I do not differentiate between meth slingers on bicycles, and honchos in gated communities. They are all the same scumbag. They all need to be removed from society.

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    5. The worst of the scumbags, launder their billions of dollars in their important legal banks, reinvest them on nice clean enterprises and offshore it all away from greedy uncle sam, they are rich professionals, some with dual degrees, because they do have education...
      There are important differences between maruchaneros killing each other for nothing and important rich people getting richer off drugs...

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  10. Good article, very interesting that El Mayo is #1, that the DEA has a new gun in charge of "whatever." DEA always has to exagerate. True, El Mayo is still standing firm as he has for decades, but I think the Burmese "General" Su, the deceased emperor of heroin with his own army & country, basically, chalked up more than half a century as the world's #1 in smack. El Mayo's not there, yet. but give him time! Thx BB.

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    1. Can't forget about our good ol' boys guarding fields.

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  11. Saludos mi jefe zambada!!!!

    ATTE: EL M20

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  12. Chapo was nothing compared to el mayo

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    1. True that's why chapo was so obsessed trying to take juarez because sinaloa has always been mayos base of operation

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    2. I think you are under estimating what El Chapo was good at. Mayo and Chapo were very successful because they complimented each other.
      Chapo was a logistics genius, everything I've researched about him, he is universally acknowledged as the best there has ever been at logistics.

      Mayo genius was in production and fostering political allies. Chapo was good at this to some extent. This is why they worked so well together.

      Just about all of the established routes that the CDS use to distribute drugs inside the United States, were thought out and initiated by El Chapo.

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    3. I knew them everyone that has worked for them knows who is who I once heard them talking on the phone mayo was doing all the talking on one end chapo just saying yes or no on the other end also thats why he is in jail he out lived his usefulness just like Benjamin mayo throws people in the trash when he is done using them

      El 14

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    4. Otis it looks like to me like you have a little crush on these animals we all know who the real traffickers are and that's the dea they just needed a figure head to run this shit low key ... and I I'm not going by these conspiracies I grew up with knowing some of these bosses and how they worked they always told me the u.s. gov. Are the most corrupt government in the world
      , paz

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    5. "Knowe thine enemy" said a long time ago and just as true today

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  13. El Mayo Zambada is... el #1 ..el jefe de jefes ...el papa De los pollitos I pray to God every day that they never capture him

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  14. Obama is incompetent. He was a political science major and a lawyer. His visionary skills suck.

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  15. It has always been know in sinaloa that el mayo has more power and money than el chapo ...he just got more famous because of his escape from puente grande ....

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    1. No u are very wrong.Chapo had 10,000 civilan marching street on reason El Chapo was arrest with marina. We here know Mayo is always will be numero 2 Cartel De Sinaloa. The rumor is funny however. DEA, interpol, FBI, Mex Gob, etc etc does not make random accusation like that . JGL is #1 no question asked.

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  16. Mayo zambada has always been the top head in the cartel along with azul. That interview he gave showed how protected he is by the gov't

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  17. Certain cartels work together..heroin they buy from the farmers in guererro or michoacan and meth etc ..seriously besides mota que se da en sinaloa?

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    1. Compa en las sierras de durango chihuagua y sinaloa se cultiva la amapola y con eso tienen no ocupan mas

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    2. Compa en las sierras de durango chihuagua y sinaloa se cultiva la amapola y con eso tienen no ocupan mas

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    3. Most of the amapola is grown in Guerrero and michoacan and it goes north. I watch the news everyday and when they catch drugs crossing to u.s they allways say it's cartel de sinaloa that got busted, never onother cartel lol They just busted a whole family in Philadelphia not long ago that were transporting big loads of heroin that were from southern mexico. That's the only time the government didn't say they were cds. lol

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    4. 2:09 your a hater

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    5. Alot of weed and some amapola..mostly weed tho..an there alot of meth labs

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    6. 6:05 more like realistic

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  18. Powerful = our closes ally for the last 20 years ..
    Read between the lines. El mayo works for us in Sinaloa. Sinaloa isn't mayo's . its the reagan cartel De sinaloa. Mayo is just a ghost . he will never be caught. He signed with the devil. He holds up his bargain and so will the U.S..
    Att: el wassup

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    1. He will be captured when the gringos want him to be captured. He is nothing but a pawn in a global money machine thats controlled by the politicos on both sides of the us and Mexico goverment. I think its time for the sons of Mexico to say no more!!. We no longer want to kill our own paisanos for your cause.

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  19. No doubt the cds is still powerful but to say that it is the "world's" most established mafia I don't think so. As a matter of fact not even close

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    1. Seriously???? Who can compare??? That is still around today? .......nobody

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    2. Yakuza and 'Ndrangheta are arguably just as powerful as CDS. They just don't get as much publicity.

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    3. 1:47 you are entitled to your opinion but we dont even know what it is.You say you doubt cds is the most powerful or established cartel.Then you went on to say not even close without explaining why and more importantly who is the most established and why you feel like you do...in other words you didnt add much to the equation.

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    4. 5:34 este buey is on the wrong blog...CDS is still powerful...Bosses die & others Rise...

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  20. Tenia que ser de sinaloa the most powerful capo de capos in the world im from medellin colombia and everybody knows about this guy , he buys lots of cocaine from here just like amado carrillo otro sinalaloense berraco saludos espero visitar culiacan sinaloa muy pronto la tierra de los gallos de jugados de mexico parceros,i que ladren los perros que eso no lastima

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    1. jaja Es un sinaloa actuando colombiano lol

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    2. si, suena fake, mucha telenovela colombiana.ja,ja.

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    3. Colombianos y sinaloenses we get along good

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    4. Un saludo viejon aqui lo esperamos sinaloa es como medellin la casa de los barones mas conocidos del mundo i mexico, desde mexico asta colombia fierro

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  21. Believe me either El Mayo and El Mencho capture this month of June 2015, The world shocking this news and all press, media will make headlines in almost a month.

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  22. I got $100 that they catch this menso by August 2015

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    1. Easy to say when you post anonymous. Post your real profile link and I'll take that bet.

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    2. Never will happen tu, pinche cara de pene lol

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  23. What about el azul no one talks about him he was with el senor de los cielos at one time before jointting the cds in my opinion he is the top capo.

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    1. He died of a heart attack.

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  24. El M grande.....

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  25. Aqui el M1 reportandose .aqui nos encontramos yo el ondeado,con el compa Macho Prieto y el patron Mayo en Dubai

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  26. El mayo zambada is a figment of your imagination. He does not exist. He is a made up caricutre in this opera dubbed "The War On Drugs"

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  27. Y pasa, y pasan los anos y el MZ ordenando.

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  28. ALA ORDEN CON EL MAYITO ZAMBADA

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  29. Donde estan todos los CDS Haters?!!! Chupen esta culeros!! Its fuckin obvious y los k saben saben..El Azul..El Chapo y Nachito Coronel ALL fuckin retired!! Mayo stayed in charge to pick the new line up before he retires...Aunke les duela culeros ya know its the damn truth..We can all be here talkin bout this n that bout all these Carteles..but at the end of the day we are the 9 to 5ers n they are..well...the millionares..!!..99% of us dont have no ties to any of em..n yet all ya mothafukas speak on shit like ya know whats up.!!..until I see bodies like el botas blancas nun of the CDS jefes are dead!!..1 pic of Nachito Coronel doesnt do it for me.!!! Y el Azul..pues ni hablar..Call me nut hugger..pero me vale madre...Es verdad aunke les duela!!

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    1. Stupid you said it your self you don't know shit so stop putting stupid comments I know people that are locked up with el chaputo and they have bad in prison they say in their cells most of the time by themselves the only way they communicate with each other is yelling they do get family visits and good meals but other then that it's the same shit

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    2. WTF are you talkin bout??? Pinche vato mentiroso..conoses a el primo de un hermano de un compadre del cuñado k se esta cojiendo a la vecina de un vato k esta encerrado con el Chapo....A ver puto sabelotodo k onda con El Azul y el Nacho??.Estan muertos??..o tambien estan en la carcel con tus imaginarios compas???.hahahaha..Porke tan ardido por mi comentario pendejete??..Stop day dreaming homie..@10:06pm

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  30. Preguntenle a la gente de Costa rica si existe o no el M grande.

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    1. gente de costa rica, existe el M grande?

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    2. Y ke dicen???

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  31. Dicen ke del cielo lo cuida vicente

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  32. And cds still isn't going to do anything to the flores twins

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  33. Haters that arent on you're level, will always talk. It's what they do. CDS keep moving forward, if you look backwards all you will see is the haters that can't catch up. Al millon

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