Thursday, February 11, 2016

El Rey, La Barbie, El Grande, El Conejo, set to testify against Alfredo "Mochomo" Beltran Leyva

Lucio R with C.E. Martinez for Borderland Beat

La Barbie
In a pretrial hearing Alfredo “Mochomo” Beltran Leyva looked very different that the man arrested in Mexico in 2008. As mochomo entered the courtroom, he is wearing tinted glasses, and is clean shaven,  wearing  federal prison garb.

When Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villarreal,  was extradited to the U.S. he raised eyebrows when he pleads guilty within a few months.  For years, he vigorously fought against extradition, only to quickly enter a plea.

For years it was rumored that Valdez was a cooperative witness for Mexico, even prior to his capture.  Villareal denied this
allegation, even writing a letter to the public via Reforma Magazine stating his case.

It was revealed in pretrial hearings, Valdez will be one of the cooperative witnesses who will testify against the man he once worked for.  

Valdez is suspected of giving up information to Mexican authorities which resulted in the massive shootout and death of Beltran Leyva Organization’s leader, and Valdez’ boss.  Supposedly this was so Valdez could take over the organization.  He himself was arrested in 2010 and extradited in September 2015.


Other notables who will testify against Mochomo is Jesus “El Rey” Zamabada, the brother of Sinalo
El Rey
a premier leader, Ismael Zambada García, aka “El Mayo, and partner of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.  


At the time of his 2008 arrest El Rey  was considered one of the 4 leaders of  Sinaloa’s Pacific Cartel. and one of the leading sources of cocaine and methamphetamine from South America.

He was extradited to the U.S. in 2012. Sergio Enrique Villarreal Barragán, a.k.a. El Grande, is also a state’s witness against El Mochomo. 

El Grande was once with Los Zetas/CDG but left to join BLO while BLO was still allied with the Sinaloa Cartel. On a side note, El Grande testified after his arrest, that Arturo Beltran Leyva had an affair with infamous María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa, the Iguala mayor’s wife in the case of the 43 normalistas.

El Grande 
By 2007 he rose to the rank of lieutenant working directly for Arturo Beltrán Leyva.  Following Arturo's death, in fighting broke out for the control of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel. One faction was led  by BLO lieutenants La Barbie  Valdez Villarreal and Gerardo Alvarez-Vazquez, while the other is led by Héctor Beltrán Leyva and his  lieutenant,  enforcer chief, La Grande.

Another witness is Harold Mauricio Poveda Ortega aka “El Conejo” a Colombian national,  allegedly was the largest supplier of cocaine to the Beltrán Leyva cartel.

It would appear the United States is giving up way too much in its deals to convict Mochomo.  Perhaps it is because they have little evidence against Mochomo, but it makes little sense after years of investigative work, intelligence and tax payers money, in the end but one leader is brought to trial.

A Status Conference is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016, at 3:00 PM, and trial is scheduled for next Tuesday the 16th.



Material from Pacer, Reforma and Borderland Beat archives

Additional reading:  Mochomo Trial begins Feb 16th 
                                 The U.S. case against El Mochomo
                                 Judge put the lid on names of cooperative witnesses in Mochomo case

100 comments:

  1. Will be interesting to see if he's able to walk free. He's such a big figure wit hin the drug world it's hard to imagine him being set free but at the same time they don't have any solid evidence.
    Are there any new pictures of Mochomo ?

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    1. Here is a quick example on how the US federal system works.. 1) you have a defendent who is ready to go to trial. 2) the US Attorney brings in everyone in the system that might know you and offers 5k1 or rule 35b sentence reductions if the testify. 3) in the federal court it only take 2 people or one piece of evidence and one person saying it was yours.. 4) = your guilty. did you do it? your still guilty..

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    2. @6:13pm gets it. There are many innocent people sitting behind bars in America because the system is overwhelmingly biased against any defendant. There's this implicit assumption that if the police have worked hard to arrest and get a defendant to a courtroom they are pretty much guilty. Gathering and showing evidence is just a formality. In fact a few witness testimonies are usually enough to convince a jury or judge because there is this implicit trust in police work. If the cops think you are guilty everyone else will sort of agree.

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    3. As long as he don't get left walking like el charrito Pemex, el mochomo will feel lucky...

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  2. There no evident technically only a rat Telling on rat.

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  3. What solid evidence.. they gonna hear it straight from the horses mouth these people worked directly for him or with him

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    1. so taking the word of killers and criminals is good enough for you? SMH

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    2. you must live in mexico bud

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    3. They need to prove that they are reliable witnesses and even then how can you trust a bunch of clowns who are 1. Dishonest 2. Mass murderers 3. Just looking to get their sentences cut short.
      You can't just take anyone's word, especially not drug traffickers.

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    4. @1304 Thats exactly what the U.S does cuts deals with everyone they have to just so they can prosecute the main suspect..

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    5. La barbie's "word of a criminal" was not good enough when he testified against Genarco Garcia Luna, Luis Cardenas Palomino, and all the SSP bunch of kidnappers and drug traffickers extorting and shaking down the biiig baad narcos, now it is good enough to crucify one of his exploited bosses?

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  4. who could trust these rats? There is no evidence.
    Puro Culiacan Sinaloa la huigera!!

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  5. damn, wtf is going on, too many heavy hitters are being given sweet deals , for what? One narco? This is such a joke. Just like the Zetas trial.

    united states is all talk.

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    1. The Government always prefers plea deals to trials.

      Plea deals are also cheaper for taxpayers. Who foot the bill for trials and the inevitable appeals that follow when the defendant is found guilty.

      It's not a surprise they cut so many deals. It doesn't necessarily mean they gave up too much and overplayed their hand.

      It could be El Rey, La Barbie and El Grande don't have much choice and any deal is better than no deal for them.

      Leyva didn't cut a plea deal so the Feds are going to nail his ass to the wall now.

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    2. Mochomo has not been offered a plea, has he?
      --The main purpose of prosecuting Alfredito beltran leyva is to keep him away from peña nieto's ass, he owes the beltranuses, big time, he was bought and paid for, and chose to bite the hand that fed him

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  6. Quality human beings . Their criminal partners don't know if theyre fixing to kill them or snitch on them . Low life fucking criminals

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    1. You got that right!11:57

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  7. It don't matter look at all the Italians mobsters that were killers and criminals that became rats. Did that stop them from putting away there friends.( No) so get the fuck out of here both of yas

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    1. hey idiot, there was corroborating evidence in those trials. go back to school, comprehension is everything. anyone thinking this was a good trade off is skillfully ignorant if not plain stupid

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    2. Your the idiot that don't realize that testimony is enough. Regardless if it don't add up if they want to put you away they will meaning us government. Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction did they find those?

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    3. 1:50 "they didn't find those, but they found the hangman's noose, los muertos no hablan...

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  8. All this is just to demonize el mochomo, are all these witnesses going to court wearing their prison garb?
    --el Rey zambada was arrested in pachuca hidalgo, miguel angel osorio chong's turf, at the height of osorio's campaign for power at the national level at the side of epn who used to park his helicoptercito in Toluca Mex airport, by the AFI/SSP hangars of genaro garcia luna's in arturo beltran leyva's airport concession...
    --no doubt, the US is just cleaning house for peña nieto and his Atracomulca gangster club and not innocently or coincidentally, the new US mafia of drug trafficking is taking charge, not for nothing, Jeb! hasn't gone anywhere, they is all new "amigos" all over the US lording it over drug trafficking and Gangbanging and over mexico, with international "coalitions" of death squads operating in the middle of the night, and we see henry kissinger sitting with Obamanos with his big happy 100 year old smile, he designed the death squads as a source of employment for "retired dumb stupid beasts" with merits, since the 50's when Richard Nixxon got pelted with eggs and tomatoes in guatemala, School of the Assassins for the pinchi guatemalas! The mission: "kill 'em all" all the indians, even if they didn't do it...
    --google/wikileaks...
    --no wonder they want to render/extradite Julian Assange and Snowden.

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  9. The U.S really doesn't want him free. What a horrible trade off this is. Doubt he's getting any significant time if any

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  10. Everybody knows Mochomo a criminal a narco who ordered hundreds of deaths if not thousands. So why all you cheerleaders defending this guy I don't get it. He is the scum as zetas CDs afo blo cjng michoacan cdg. And the list goes on put him away so the other ones are next in line

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    1. sure, but to give low ball sentences for so many of those who are so guilty or worse?

      that's what we are talking about. snap out of it, and pay attention

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    2. Yeah but now all these clowns are going to get good deals when in reality they were much worse than Mochomo. I'd rather 5 narcos rot in prison and one gets a decent deal than 5 free narcos and 1 rotting in prison. Get it yet?

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  11. Let's not forget the Flores twins to put the icing on the cake.. Oh so excited lol

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    1. They have nothing on mochomo they where part of Chapos network not Beltran leyvas they all have diff connections buddy this case isn't going any where they are gunna bullshit him until he has Sat about 10 years and then testify against chapo

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    2. @11:41 I told you, the icing on the cake

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  12. If there is any ignorant fools in the drug game that actually believe in loyalty, you are in for a huge surprise when people start looking at serious time.

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  13. El Mochomo will be free in 2017 whos willing to bet? They got nothing on him.

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    1. If nothing sticks a conspiracy charge will

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    2. Al perro mas flaco se le suben mas pulgas, el mochomo had his deals if he had deals in peace, la barbie, el vicentillo, el grande los afo, la mano con ojos, they were killing to not be killed, but los zetas were murdering left and right because they learned at school with and from the best, the kaibiles, mossad agents, and "dumb beasts" in charge of the School of the Amerikkkas, the contribution of henry kissinger to earn the "Nobel Peace Prize"...
      Juan garcia abrego and el güero palma were convicted with flimsy fabricated evidence, same as Dr Mireles, Nestora, the imprisoned AD, and many of guantanamo guest prisoners

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  14. What about mayos rat sons are they still testifying against mochomo to??????

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  15. they have a lot to do with blo equally to Sinaloa. right chivis?

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  16. Accomplice witness rule-look it up.

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  17. Pinché la barbie, well wasn't he all badass in clubs all the time in Acapulco dancing under influence of extacy, even forcing others that would pass by him, with bodyguards and shutting restaurants down for himself, now he's snitching like a bitch? He should've gotten queenpin status, not king.

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    1. What do you mean by forcing others as they would pass by him?

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    2. La barbie les andaba agarrando el cabús a los que pasaban por ahi, because los gringos do that all the time, "it has nothing to do with anything..." they say...
      --Mexicans are supposed to offer to help with the "luggage" when they do that, I bet la barbie don't know that...
      --mexican lawmakers and senators and ministers of the fecalato said on the mexican congress floor they believed genaro garcia luna's innocence, because they were not to lend credibility to the words of a CRIMINAL LIKE "LA BARBIE"...
      --now la barbie has "credibility" on the US as long as he does not talk shit about any mexican government officer's shit...
      --why is the gabachos keeping safe any mexican government criminal narco-politicians? Are they their accomplices and partners in crime?
      --Sonia Atala, Bolivia, drug trafficker
      --Marcela Bodenstedt, mexico, policia federal...
      they was heavy, and loaded with impunity in their time...

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    3. hehe I can picture the scene going down in a darkened club in Acapulco, Barbie screaming in people's earholes as they're walking past him, music thumping "dance, man, dance! dammit! no, not like that! hey have some doves! dance!" yea

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    4. 3:49 a la barbie le gustaria doblarte en la disco.

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  18. Where is this pic of mochomo wearing sunglasses in a jail jumpsuit?

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  19. Funny how everybody blamed Chapo for everything when the reality is the Zambada Clan gave up tons of info in case this day ever came and look at the light sentences they have gotten. The DEA, FBI and CIA have a hand in every type of illegal drug that crosses over and they place bets on guys they think can take over if a power vacuum occurs like La Barbie, so Barbie was an informant way before any of this crap went to hell and he became a Boss though short lived.
    El Mayo is protected somewhat from the feds because of what his sons have negotiated, El Mochomo will get a shorter sentence than el JT so 4-6 years while new cartels are allowed to emerge and of course the real criminals the mexican government continues to make a fortune...

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    1. Him (barbie) being a rat is why he wasnt wanted in Laredo

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  20. They are gana put all of them together in one court....and they are gana rat each other out....thats how they are gana get new and good evidence on them ....you think mochomo is gana stay quiet he knows as much about them as they do of him soooo get ready for shit to hit the fan

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  21. Thank goodness these criminals will be tried here as Mexico's corrupt judicial system is totally bought and paid for by the Narcos. In the third world of Mexico, only two people out of every 100 arrested are ever sent to prison and the other 98 are found innocent due to "lack of evidence". When these thugs get extradited here they know they're done for and are quickly ratting on their fellow members to get reduced time whereas in Mexico they knew that they would soon get released & no testifying against their gang was unthinkable.

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    1. When people get arrested down here the D.A. takes years in order to prove innocence or guilt, 98% of the time those incarcerated didn't even have something to do with crime

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    2. As long as the boss comes up with the money or they do but the money's quickly drying up.

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  22. Wheres de beltranes cheerleaders that say only sinaloa snitch every freaking cartel snitch is part of the game

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    1. Arturo..Hector..Carlos..Alfredo four brothers have not rated ..doin time like OGs..not pointing fingers and shit.

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    2. Beltran is sinaloa

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    3. I think they ment people from sinaloa are snitches, not the actual cartel.

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    4. Beltran fam is from sinaloa dumbass

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    5. The Beltran family is the real deal

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    6. @10:50 All cartels are the real deal not just them

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    7. @gallo760 Arturo is dead. And no he didn't shoot it out. They flat out killed him

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    8. Yeah Beltran the real deal but there own guys are snitching on them lol

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    9. I think there were 2 escorts at the time of el barbas death,them hoes saying years after that mah nigga barbas se iba a rendir.....
      O que queria llegar al elevator,I ain't know pero ese article del barbas yo se que se la va a sacar el compita....dont forget to mention that barbas was paying for everything while chapo was locked up so yeah I think we all xan figure out who is true to da game....

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    10. They themselves have not snitched though and that's what matters

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  23. Lucio, Chivas,

    I was reading the Arturo indictment and it says the US was seeking forfeiture of $885,000,000. This indictment for Alfredo has no money amount. What happened to all the money. That's almost 1 billion dollars. My question: Is Alfredo still swimming in money like Scrooge McDuck?

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    1. Don't know, everything is so sketchy in this case, seems incomplete, or sloppy/hurried.

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  24. would like to see the new mochomo picture any one ?????????

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  25. havent heard of this much finger pointing since Sammy the Bull.

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  26. This is bullshit if they want.to lay all the blame on one guy it should be elchapo guzman because alfredo beltran worked under.his orders. When the fuck is chapo gonna fet sent up north hes the one thwy should all be snitcving on. Chapo is the one who sent all the drugs tu usa and mochomo was alegedly responsible for his security which is not a crime commited on american soil.

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    1. Finally you blo guys speak the truth mochomo worked for chapo but broke off

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  27. Area 51 crips moved alot of weight for all these drug lords

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    1. R u talking about "trouble gangsta crips"?

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  28. Sorry but this is way too funny. They will testify against Alfredo and he will testify at their trials as well I am sure. They all have details about one another's dirty deeds. This will go on forever!

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    1. @8:08 I think their "trials" will only consist of appearing in court, entering their quilty plea and hearing their negotiated sentence handed down.
      Shouldn't take long.

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    2. Alfredo won't snitch.....too much integrity and pride. Not a single Beltran has snitched to date

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    3. When they come outta prison, they will met el tisico and el kelin fate, la pinchi huesuda encuerada, y pa'bajo y pal infierno, unlesss they get granted asylum and a new identity on the US for "services received"...

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  29. This reminds me of when I was in county and there were 5 co-defendents from sinaloa. They first caught one and he snitched on the rest, they all snitched on each other but were cool about it. What was strange was they figured they messed up because they incriminated each other but were going to go to trial and tell the judge and the jury that the cops tricked them into snitching on each other. They were looking at 20 years and up if they lost the trial but 10 years if they took the plea. They wanted the judge to lower the plea deal but the judge didn't because they gave the prosecuter more than enough informatión on each other for prosecution. Poor guys...

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  30. If they USA was smart we wld toss this guys a cross the border and say fuck it.why pay for all this bullshit.

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  31. Remember what you did to el 8 de Jalisco and Los numeros de Sonora after they fed you ! They changed the game forever you Arturo and chapo couldn't handle that a cat from south central la was doing it and with style that was unheard of in Mexico !!! That's why you guys are thru !! Smh

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    1. Please tell us more!

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    2. @10:38 you are speaking the truth. Blo ain't all what people make them to be they have no (LOYALTY) they killed them guys for no reason.

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    3. @2:08 he thought they were Loyal that's why he went to that party (meeting ) in Sonora and never came home back in 2005 ! He was all about making money and that's it , but chapos and Arturo's greed was to much and he got betrayed big time it still hurts til this day

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    4. Well amado carrillo juentes believed he could trust BLO too...

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    5. Amado ain't around

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    6. @9:10 are you talking about el 8. I heard mochomo killed the leader of loss numerous to take over there business when the numerous made them allot of money. No loyalty

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    7. Who was el 8? His story seems interesting. I've heard that el mochomo is a piece of shit and that he owes everything to Arturo and el H.

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    8. Mochomo was probably about 32 years old when he was caught....extremely young for someone that high ranked...he had potential to become a top leader for years to come but chapo snitched. Never heard anyone say Mochomo was a piece of shit, as far as I know he's one of the most respected men in culiacan and sinaloa.

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  32. It's just a he said she said they have no evidence against Mochomo he will do 5 years max an hes already been locked up for 8 years

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    1. Hope so brother..:.im not a nut hugger but we all know everyone in mexico fears the beltranes especially that fag puto nieto he'll probably shit his pants if Mochomo is set free!

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    2. Not everyone fears them. Speak for yourself

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    3. In the drug world it's true

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    4. It is not about fear by itself or about the drug trafficking, when a man or a woman or a he/she bites the hand that fed his/her motherfacking ass, there is all the reasons there to be affraid or sompim', but it is not mandatory, as el regalo caro would testify...
      --All we say is epn is a culero and he/she has reasons to be affraid, MANY MANY REASONS...

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  33. Is their any honor left in the Mexican underworld..."tough guys" when they had muscle, now their all alone and scared..flipping left and right...Who knows, maybe even El Chapo will make a cameo appearance at El Mochomo's trial...

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    1. Drug trafficking is not a world of "honor"...sharing a butt, pasa las tres, is just friendly...
      --but when your friend wants YOU to buy the next two kilos all by yourself and implies that you bought them and you are going to pay "or else", which is usually the case, then you see, it was all about BS and losing your 🍒 cherry 🍒

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  34. Where have all the real gangsters gone. At one time, in US they were professional in all matters including terminating each other.

    The article reads like a 50's black and white crime thriller with a convoluted script.

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    1. The real gangsters still have control, except for iran/contra NOT ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN PERSECUTED AGAIN...
      --in my dreams I hear them saying what did you get, perros...

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  35. Houston, We found a scapegoat!!!

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  36. I love reading how everyone assume these guys are getting sweet deals for testifying. For those unfamiliar with law let me give you an example. One would be instead of life without parole, they would get life with the possibility of parole in a certain number of years. What these dumb criminals fail to realize is their crimes are brought up again at a parole board meeting. Usually the parole board is harder to convince and they wind up serving most if not all of their 20 year sentence. Second to note is they are looking at several charges each. Each with a sentence that would be applied to it. So a DA can agree to drop one of the charges or promise a reduced sentence(that might be applied to only one charge.) If a judge says they are to serve their sentences consecutively, that deal means little or nothing. Also keep in mind the DA can make whatever deals he wish, however, a judge is under no obligation to acknowledge them if he deems the person a menace and a risk to society. So to say swwet deal is wrong. There are way too many hands involved in these supposed sweet deals that usually burn these guys in the end. They just see the possibility of seeing the light of day again opposed not seeing it. Most likely they all will do at least 15 years minimum. Each charge gets an amount of years applied. It adds up in the end.

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  37. A rat is a rat is a rat.

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  38. Does this mean the this phoney drug war is finished, and the DEA can be closed... and the private prison corporations put out of biz...and the judges and DAs can now be reassigned to traffic court!
    Hilarious!

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