Sunday, April 24, 2016

After decades at ‘supermax,’ Mexican cartel capo gets transfer

Serving life in prison just got a little easier for Gulf Cartel godfather Juan Garcia Abrego.

After nearly 20 years in the so-called federal “supermax,” where some of the nation’s most notorious inmates are kept, Garcia Abrego was recently transferred to a high-security penitentiary, according to federal records.

“It is like dying and going to heaven,” said Jack T. Donson, a consultant who retired from U.S. Bureau of Prisons. “It is definitely a positive thing” for an inmate.

Garcia Abrego, 71, who was the first cartel leader to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, was convicted in 1996 by a federal jury in Houston.

U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. gave him 11 life sentences in 1997 and fined him $128 million.

The high-security penitentiary is housed on the same sprawling complex in Colorado as the supermax but affords privileges and a new lifestyle that the supermax does not, according to a Bureau of Prisons handbook for inmates.

The former drug boss, who a generation ago took his cartel to the top of Mexico’s underworld, will now be able to interact with other prisoners.


He faces the possibility of a bunk bed and a cell mate, instead of what amounted to solitary confinement.

He will also be able to walk around the prison without wearing shackles and without having a guard escort, to mix with the prison’s general population, and to have access to places such as a chapel and gymnasium.



Meals will be taken at a dining hall rather than a cell.


Until the transfer, the capo once known for wearing baseball caps and Rolex watches did all his time in the prison nicknamed “supermax” for its tough security. It is home to the Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of espionage.

Garcia Abrego’s Texas lawyers and the Bureau of Prisons declined to comment on the transfer.

The adjustment after so many years alone can be intense for an inmate, but Garcia Abrego should do fine, Donson said.


“This is a criminal subculture,” said Donson, who worked in the federal prison system for 23 years. “He is a high-level cartel guy; he will gravitate to whatever gang has a previously established relationship with his cartel, and my guess is he’ll be a rock star.”

Unlike many of today’s captured drug cartel leaders, Garcia Abrego was bound by old-school codes and did not pursue any deals at the time of his arrest that would have brought him leniency in exchange for sharing his secrets.

Source San Antonio Express News

57 comments:

  1. Surely he has enough intelligence not to hook up with a gang in there . Maybe not . Guess he could end up back in super max or if he is considered a rock star he could cause more order and have a positive effect

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  2. this guy snitch just like osiel cardenas who are they trying to fool lol

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    1. 9:08 Don Juan Garcia Abrego, for you, may have got himself a deal to get this preferential treatment, so, why does it bother your ass?
      After 2o years in the slammer, he has every right to do as he pleases without asking for his girlfriends' input...
      if he wanted 'yours' he would slap it out of your 🐽 snout.

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    2. 20 years in Supermax and about 100 life sentences and the guy snitched,err ok..
      Dude,volver dormidos,c,mon now

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    3. Every single narco trafficker will snitch at a giving time so what are you talking about?

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    4. 7:12 You are very accurate with your statement . There is no honor among thieves

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    5. Only because cdsnitches snitch all the time does not mean he did. If he would have snitched he would be out and not have 100 death sentences. Pendejos!

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  3. Took his sentence like a boss unlike the Sinaloa cartel chumps

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    1. Yeah sure buddy. You are probably to young to know but soon after he got arrested a lot of information came to light, not to mention people getting arrested left and right.

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    2. I am probably older than you. The reason things came to light was chapo's snitching out his competition. Everybody knows that. All those cdg busts came much later..

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  4. Old school hard case.No bullshit,just get on with it..

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  5. This guy was the last of the good bad guys in my opinion. He had everyone and everything underground, under control. As soon as they got Garcia Abrego, everyone rushed in like seagulls and everything went to hell in the drug business. His uncle Juan N. Guerra was another bad dude in his prime.

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    1. The gulf cartel made its billionaires, from raul salinas Lozano to his "president" son and all their associates and osiel, and many of them still are much respected bankers, like carlos hank rohn, banorte banker, (according to Forbes mexico) his father carlos, his brother jorge, cesar duarte, manlio fabio, manuel cavazos lerma, the moreiros, juan garcia abrego put his ass on the line for them and others, and it is still in play, holding on to the shitty end of the stick, por güey, in prison.

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    2. You r so right and Tomas and Eugeneo

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    3. He was doing his thing until the little rat "chapo" snitched him out to the DEA

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  6. Escobar was right! "Prefiero una tumba en Colombia que un calabozo en USA" 20 yrs living like that? I'll rather be dead.... He the boss tho, not Osiel. I'm from matamoros Tatatamaulipas

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    1. He's still living like a rat. Como dijo el Tio "prefiero pelear"

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    2. That's what they said about chapo in his fake corridos and look at him. No 500 talibanes bla bla bk a

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  7. Real drug lord, not like el Sapo

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  8. Como dijo el Tio el bOtas blancas, DON ARTURO BELTRAN primero Muerto que preso.

    La Vida de preso es Vida de perro. Una tumba en culiacan sinaloa prefiero antes de volver a una carcel digo mi apa Cuando lo ivan agarrar. Y el solo con una colt 1911 45 se en frento ala dea 1vs20 savia k iva a morir pero esta ves iva pa large size lo agarraban. Hoy en dia le prendi una veladora en jardines del humaya. True Story 1997

    El H

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    1. Mis wevos wey. Esa historia is fake. Not that many narcos really have what it takes to go down like that when the time comes. They bark like dogs when their Gatos are the ones doing the killing.

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    1. At least he is man "Not a Cry Baby" I respect Don Juan, Let him out he has done his time

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  10. Una balacera grande en acapulco mas de 30 sicarios llegaron a un hotel adonde se ospedan policia federal y estatal y en differentes puntos de la zona costera entonces a esto se le puede llamar atentado terrorista ?? Ya estamos cansados de todo aqui en guerrero acapulco zona historica no puede terminar asi en zona de guerra y todo por la maldita droga y corruption

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    1. There should be peace and a little prosperity in resorts,people are desperate and want to interact with Mexicanos in these places,just being people with no bullshit "isms" people talking and being happy with different folks,what happened to that ?
      Its sad for everyone most of all Mexicans

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    2. 7:01 it all went to hell when politicians and police and military started taking sides with the narcos, and selling the plazas two or three times a week to all comers...

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  11. BB if you have the time you should do an article on the murder rate in north western Mexico. In In Sinaloa the murder rate dropped more then half in March. It's the lowest its been in years I think. And you had an article on Colima which was good but things are getting even more violent. I thought the facebook posts were just BS but Colima is now the most violent state in Mexico. And in BCS an agreement must have been made in September because the murder rate dropped an incredible amount in just a month. Some agreements must have been made within CDS. It seems CDS and CJNG are at war but it's not like back in 2008 where the violence was all throughout north western mexico when BLO broke off. Other states around there are not extremely violent but it's just in Colima (maybe the port?.

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  12. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/world/americas/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-terror-investigators-say.html?_r=0

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  13. Is this a way to have Abrego killed cuz of what's going on with the Guerrero Chapa n Osiel Cardenas scenerio? Feed the chicken to the wolves type of thing?

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    1. I don't see who the cell mate would be soo cute that anybody wants to share a facking prison cell with him, but Don Juan may see the merits, Abrego did not designate osiel 'Godfather' in his absence, did he?

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  14. Attn BB: this link is about the 43 missing Mexican Students and not intended as a 'reply' to the above comment. I send this link as (for me) it is the clearest understanding of what happened that night of the Missing 43 and it is in The New York Times. Perhaps your readership might be interested in reading it.
    Canadian girl

    Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say 1/12

    The New York Times
    By KIRK SEMPLE 10 hrs ago

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-%e2%80%98terror%e2%80%99-investigators-say/ar-BBscDGW?li=AAggFp5

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  15. This guy had the Mexican president in his pocket
    The government screwed him by claiming him to be a us citizen. He was extradited from Mexico without a fair trial
    Now the state dept won't even acknowledge him as a us Citizen and denied him a passport.

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    1. Salianas and the US nailed Juan

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    2. So that's why he was extradited so easily..

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    3. Salinas wanted garcia abrego's business...
      His security forces on the US also murdered Guillermo Gonzalez Calderoni in texas for collaborating too much with the DEA...

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    4. Is Caleroni the guy who killed Pablo Acosta?

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  16. You have to respect a real man this senor is a real man hes the last of a dying breed. complete opposite of the cds druglord el chapo.who wants to be extradited asap to get his "deal" big panocha no huevos.cdg was structured like the sicilian mafia under juan guerra and garcia abrego real godfathers of mexico ya chapo nutthuggers get of the gas.saludos a los tejanos k leen bb.

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  17. This is not a real man and I do not respect him. He is a murdering bastard who has cause harm to countless numbers of innocents. Supermax is the perfect place for him to rot and die. The silver lining here is hopefully he gets raped in Gen. Pop.

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    1. Sorry but paisas dont get touched in the feds much less raped.

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  18. This MF is a real nigga. Ain't no snitch!

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  19. I guess he will die in there no?If he got 11 life sentences that's 200-300 yrs. if it's consecutive or is it concurrent?That makes a huge difference.I wondered if he paid that $128 million.Man that's a load of cash!And what happens if he doesn't pay it?What does he have to lose really?I'm sure he would rather have family have it rather than fork it over?It doesn't matter even if he pays it he will never see the light of day.I wonder if he reflects on of all the people he killed to get ahead for 5 minutes and all the cash he made was it really worth it?I don't think so.

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    1. 128 millones de 1990 dolares is like one billion dollars today?

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  20. Mira pinche pendejos.....garcia never made a deal with the courts....not one piece of info did he share unlike you wannabe coleros who sing at the first sign of trouble.....you new wave vatos arent shit.....puro escuela vieja

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  21. Que bueno pero el pedo que sigue encerrado y yo agusto tomando mi caguama y tirando un palo a gusto con mi vieja, comiendo lo que se me antoje saliendo a pasear que bonito es la libertad.

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    1. 4:56 ...y vistiendo los calzones del sancho, que bonitos...

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  22. i'll say it even if yall try to contradict me... fact is a fact... the Gulf Cartel was never number #1 ... Garcias hey day was in the 90s.. by then the Juarez Cartel and Amado where already pushing more dope ... this pretty much lasted even after Amado's death in 97... Number 1 was rivaled by the Tijuana Cartel which were at the time more powerful than the Gulf and pushing far more weight too... then the gulf cartel fell under cardenas control... but nonetheless.. firepower aside.. Juarez and Tijuana were still pushing more dope and making far more money...Then came the Sinaloa Cartel's reign ... and the gulf is now but a sad sad shadow of the past!

    - True Talk

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    1. Nope, if you know anything from the Cartels History, CDG has been on & off as the #1 cartel almost every decade for the past 4 or 5. After el Sr. Osiel when down they have never recover from that hit. C1 "El Sr. Cortez" is now in control for most part of the Gulf cartel. He is one of the few remaining guy's who work under El Sr. Osiel. This guy should be able to revive CDG once again from its grave. The way he thinks & the way town people respect him he should have El Golfo back up like the Compañia Days.

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    2. Dude can you please stop beating the dead horse! Cdg has been on the decline since Garcia went down... The fact that Osiel created he zetas means nothing in terms of making money

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    3. Bro I know you tamaulipecos want your state to be the big dogs but like I said before the Sinaloenses have always been the big fishes. Ramón arte and Carrillo cartel where way bigger then the Gulf cartel the biggest shipment of coke to ever be sized in the 90s belonged to ACF and he had A general in his pocket. Props to the Gulf Cartel but Ramón Arte was More Powerful then this man.

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    4. There is no doubt about it...Sinaloa are the money makers.Who makes tunnels to move tons,who made the exact same tunnel for Chaps to bail?Who fronts with jets,planes,helis,ferraris,lambos,mansions,ranches, stacks of dollars,who jets around the world.
      Just facts simple as that

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    5. 5.04
      You right you right,we are talking millions,CDG fuckin wish

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  23. Cdg was #1 and if u do research you will see matamoros was the hub of not just drug trafficking but arms and weapons trafficking as well as liquor and electronics smuggling into mexico. Carlos Salinas made a vast amount of his fortune by hooking up with garcia abrego and using the Mexican customs in matamoros to smuggle everything you can think of into mexico using the matamoros border.

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    1. Please refrain from making absurd comments like the one above. Next thing you'll post is something linked to the illuminati.... Ooooohhh... Tijuana has always been far more important to cross border trafficking than rinky dink matamoros ... Quit making up stories bro

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    2. Agreed tj has always been more lucrative from there the drugs go up north to Canada and the juarez border just as important because it connects major highways to important drug hubs. The Chinolas In the 90s were way smarter,now they just let it go to their heads. Props to Chapo for his intelligent use of tunnels but for high being bigger then his other country men ni a los talones yega.

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    3. Who cares of who was bigger,tougher,brightest,most violent,etc.etc.etc.You guys should develop some sense of selfworth and let,s just roll with the ever changing scenarios cause that,s what it is and quit living in the past!

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  24. dude just did 20. so what if he snitch. he did 20! try doing 20!

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  25. Solid man they don't make them like they use to

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