Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: La Barbie, Edgar Valdez Villareal
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]
Extradited to the United States on Wednesday the 30th of September, Edgar Valdez Villareal is a contradictory person: narco trafficker for most of his life, he was apprehended in 2010, one time in prison, he has converted to be a religious fanatic that has broken the code of silence among mafiosa. Now in his birth country, he will arrive at an accord, to reveal sensitive information, capable of altering the structure of Mexico.
Edgar Valdez Villareal, La Barbie, is a singular criminal. After spending half his life trafficking drugs, in prison he has converted to Christianity, in "Altiplano" he is always seen with a bible under his arm, and he has disobeyed the code of silence that narco traffickers submit to.
On the 30th of September he was extradited to the United States and with him went information about the networks of corruption between the drug cartels and the Mexican Authorities, in the terms of Vincente Fox and Felipe Calderon, including the criminal network in the State of Mexico when Enrique Pena Nieto was the governor.
On the 26th of November of 2102, days after the end of the presidency of Felipe Calderon, Valdez by means of his Lawyer, Erendira Joselyn Guerra, sent to a reporter a letter in which he denounced the complicity of the Federal Government with the drug cartels.
In the text he said the Calderon had headed meetings with drug traffickers to arrive at agreements in the business of drug trafficking, and that the then Secretary of Public Security, Genaro Garcia Luna, and members of his team received the bribes from the drug traffickers.
(Otis: see link to article by Chivis regarding this letter)
He included that he had given money to the same Garcia Luna.
After sending this letter, La Barbie was subject to reprisals within "Altiplano". Sources close to the criminal proceedings of Valdez Villareal contend that he has saved the most important proof of corruption of the Mexican Authorities and will spill the beans, if he can come to some arrangement with the Attorney General of the United States.
He was extradited to the United States because of a arrest order against him by the North District Court of Atlanta, Georgia, with the criminal case number 1:2009-cr-551. Three of his accomplices had already been arrested, Jesus Ramos, Ruben Hernandez and Juan Montemayor, the brother of Carlos Montemayor, "El Director", La Barbies father in law, and as the records indicate all came to arrangements with the Attorney Generals office.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso