Friday, April 8, 2016

The twins that betrayed El Chapo

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Debate article

Subject Matter: The Flores Twins, El Chapo Guzman, DEA
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The Flores twins made a pact with the DEA to give evidence, they also contributed to the capture of 54 Capo's, reveal documents.



Reporter: El Debate Investigations, Laura Sanchez

Margarito and Pedro Flores are the same size, they speak alike. Both have slightly tilted left eyebrow and nostrils as if they inhale air deeply. They are so alike they can only be distinguished by finger prints.

For that afternoon in 2008, when Pedro spoke with Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, he had to clarify that it was not with him, that Chapo had met a few weeks before in the mountains of Sinaloa. That was his twin, Margarito. The narco trafficker most sought in the world gave out a large "oh" of realization.

The confusion was born when both decided to cut their hair to almost bald, and both had a diamond in their left earlobe. Or when Margarito shaved the fledgling mustache that made him stand out a little bit from Pedro.




Authorities of the Justice Department considered that success of the Flores brothers, starts in their identical DNA. In declarations, the same agents of the DEA recognize no differences with exactness.



Pedro and Margarito were 33 years old when El Chapo took the place of the mythical prohibition era gangster of the epoch of prohibition. Al Capone, as "Public enemy number one of Chicago", in accordance with the DEA, thanks to the fact that they turned into the persons in charge of accommodating the Sinaloa Cartel in this city.

Its not without reason, that the Sinaloa Cartel are considered by the United States Government as the biggest drugs trafficking organization that has ever existed in the city.

A large part of the lives of the Flores brothers is a mystery: the United States authorities decided to classify whatever archive that spoke of their past.

But El Universal had access to more than 500 judicial documents that permitted to know how the twins were introduced the Sinaloa Cartel to Chicago and how, later, they contributed to the capture of 54 narco traffickers in the United States associated to this criminal group, in addition to becoming key to the capture of El Chapo in Mexico, transformed into undercover DEA informants.

"The Flores brothers were capable of achieving this result that in another manner would have been impossible: they are the conversations recorded that they sustained with El Chapo Guzman; in that moment he was the most sought after man in the world", that can be read in one of the pages of the documents of the Federal Attorney of the North District of Illinois.

Since their incursion into the business, they inundated drugs onto the streets of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington. In only seven years they achieved the introduction to the United States of more than 60,000 kilos of cocaine, and amassed a fortune that the authorities clarified as: thousands of millions of dollars.

But the effect of the Flores brothers was more devastating than and overdose of the cocaine attributed to them, facilitated the Sinaloa Cartel permeation into the streets of Chicago. They became the leading distributors of the criminal organization.

 Culturally, they popularized the idolatry of the Mexican narco traffickers, of their Saints, pistols coated with gold, the taste for Texas wide brimmed hats and cowboy boots: converting part of Chicago into "Little Sinaloa".

The Rise

Pedro and Margarito learnt the difference in packaging of heroin, marijuana and cocaine since they were young. Their father Margarito Flores, a Mexican migrant, sold in the 1980's small quantities of drugs (gramero). It was apparently from their father that the Flores twins inherited their business, and their father introduced them to representatives from the Sinaloa and the Beltran Leyva Cartels. The twins first met El Chapo in the sierras of Sinaloa in 2005.

The Sinaloa Cartel sold them large shipments of heroin and cocaine on credit. They received the drugs at the frontier and transported them to Chicago, guarding the loads in a safe house. In the city a team of workers unloaded and packaged the contents, ready to be distributed to the barrios.

Witnesses produced by the Attorney of the North District of Illinois detailed that only from 2005 to 2008 the twins co-located to the streets of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, 1500 kilos of cocaine monthly. Their earnings were found to be more than a thousand million dollars.

Hidden

In 2008: the Flores twins took the decision that would change the status quo in the United States: they voluntarily entered into a pact with DEA agents.

In exchange for not spending life in prison, they agreed to deliver evidence that would allow authorities to build charges against the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel; six months after they converted into undercover agents. In this fashion, the Government of the United States knew the voices of Joaquin Guzman and Ismael Zambada, and his son Vincente Zambada.

They recorded conversations with the Cartel heads. The agreement culminated in the capture of 54 narco traffickers associated to the Sinaloa Cartel. In total, they made 74 recordings and their testimony was presented to the Mexican Government in order to solicit the extraditions of Vicente Zambada and Joaquin Guzman.

Vengeance

On the 27th of June of 2015 the twins were paraded in front of Judge Ruben Castillo to hear their sentences. Castillo, of the judges most emblematic of Chicago, who sentenced the high powered narco traffickers to up to 20 years, starting his discourse he said that the Flores twins were his most devastating case and with precedent: "how did this pair of youngsters convert into the most important drug traffickers since the founding of Chicago?".

They created a highway of drugs. That afternoon he sentenced them to 14 years in prison, and because of a previous agreement they had made with the United States Government he could not sentence them to prison in perpetuity.

But his final discourse contained a dose of reality for the Flores twins: " I am not going to leave you in prison for life, but in reality you already have a life sentence. You and  your families, for the rest of your lives are going to have to look over your shoulders, and you are going to be asking if the vehicle or motorbike that is at your side is coming for you. You will ask if some of them are coming to kill you. In every moment, when  you start your car you will be wondering if it will explode, and this will be for the rest of their lives."

The twins dismantled the operational base of the Sinaloa Cartel in Chicago. In 2009, in full judgement they paid for their treachery: the vehicle of Margarito, their father, was located in the desert of Sinaloa, in the windshield was a message for the twins: "you keep silent or we send you his head", their father is still a missing person.

The scars that the Flores twins left are still raw and unhealed. According to The Commission for Crimes, in Chicago the Sinaloa Cartel actually has 100,000 gang members in its service.

Original article in Spanish at El Debate

69 comments:

  1. Hell no, they look very different. You can tell who is who. Pinches relajes. When u enter that game, you know the consequences. They thought they were so smart, that when the got a tip that they were under surveillance or gonna get indicted, they went straight to the DEA and volunteer. Pinches vatos. I wonder what's their name and what they do right now? And if they were the reason for chapos capture and the source of giving the US El Mayos voice, hell no their not in prison. Time served for sure. Which was a day or two. That's why the US LET them Keep Couple millions. Cause El Mayos voice is gold.

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    1. 3.36
      Try that again slower

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    2. Adding to the culture of the US

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    3. @3:36

      Isidro Meza Flores

      Their entire family has money and still traffic. Bunch of disloyal pieces of shit.

      These guys the BLO the CDS and the Z are all shit bags.

      The twinz didn't go to general population , they went to white collar crime prison.

      Most of their family is no longer in Chicago . I won't say where they are but these guys are weak shit.

      La Barbie had the right idea Kill every one.

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    4. Earnings of about 2 BILLION DOLLARS, NOT TO BE TOUCHED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, was part of three deal, much of it in untraceable investments, all over the chicagoland, bars restaurants, shipping and receiving transfer centers, warehouses, with powerful politician partners, untouchables.
      Will have to take el chapo's billions or el mayo's...

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  2. Not even julio sherere the owner of procesó gave up Mayos voice.

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    1. Los twins pura sangre rata

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    2. 4:43 Pero con dinero baila el perro, somebody played their cards right, the CIA cartel members in the extreme right are getting it right up the ass...Chicago Gangster Style...
      --Never mind mexican cartelitos...

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  3. They were caught in the middle of the CDS Vs Beltran Brothers War. ....El Barbas wanted their exclusive service or else

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    1. Good thing they ratted out El Chaputo!

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    2. Wonder if they rated out BLO as well or just CDS but we will never know as it wasn't long after that BLO was coming to a close for the most part.

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    3. Ratas vs ratas :)

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  4. Eventually these 2 will be stuck inside a video with a chainsaw coming at them. - El Sol Perdido

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    1. probably not.. but ok

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    2. And then Jeffery will be heard saying mfs El Sol Perdido

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    3. The twins are good rats!:)

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  5. There walking dead men for sure

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    1. No need for retaliation...They took down La Rata!

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  6. Chicago has 100,000 gang members in selling drugs for the Sinaloa cartel. Yet these idiots keep killing themselves over what - The People or Folk nations? What a bunch of domb fucks!

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  7. FUCKING RATS!!!!!im in a federal now believe me I will find them and fuck the shit outta them!!!

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    1. A little too much information 8:10

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    2. Lol that's hilarious

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  8. Yes u know can figure out who is who when a pic or theyre in the same room. I dated a girl who had a twin sister and always had to look hard to figure it wasnt the other one.

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  9. There DAD was really connected for just being a "gramero". idk no one in the game selling grams but can get there hands on a metric ton..

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    1. Cause not everyone in sinaloa traffics in big amounts. 5 kilos is enough for the year.

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  10. They don't care they were able to keep their millions.

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  11. Bunch of rats... They got a lot of people locked up including some of their so called "friends," and probably got their father beheaded.

    They are scum.

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    1. @9.40am
      Their dad got sliced?

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  12. Proven All big rat Mexicans.
    chapo, MAYO and his sons and the twins!

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    1. All's fair in Coke and War

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  13. if the gov wanted to stop all this shit they would, period. Severe sentences would do the trick, simple. Why not fight drug addiction? Why you gotta play the cat and mouse game for sooooo long? he said this NO but that this and that, chapo this, mayo that, bla bla bla. Fucken stop already, admitted the US loves drugs cause it keeps its citizens "desensitized" far away from the truth about anything... This fight against "drugs" is nonsense total waste of time. Im sorry, but you'all ain't doing anything serious to stop this! If you really want to stop it.. kill everyone that sells drugs and let it be done with!! Im tired of all this fucken bullshit! Chapo this, barbie that, arturo beltran this, sinaloa that, michoacan this, chihuahua that, baja california this, arellano that!! Fuck! How on fucken planet earth is the "similarity" between these two twins relevant to the war on drugs? What does that have to do with our country doing its best to keep our streets safer and drugs far away from our kids? If we keep fighting crime like this, in 10 years there will be reality tv shows were you can follow the lifes of both good guys and bad guys and they will talk shit about each other, will see their house, their cars and everything but it still wont stop. Fucken annoyed by the incompetence of this shit, its like the war in afghanistan 10+ years and they still aint done and haven't done shit! Jesus fucken Christ!!

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  14. It was bound to happen! Le pagaron con la misma moneda!! Lol and there getting mad cuz they snitches get fuckout here!!!

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  15. @3:36 am i missing something about your comment wtf are you talking about?? This is real life and these guys actually were really smart. They knew theyd get caught eventually. They have plenty of money stashed all over different places. And they knew if they killed anyone or used violence they couldnt make any deals with the dea. They are in prison in protective custody, under different names. Sure they could get killed by some cartel hitman in 10-15 years but who knows how much of the sinaloa cartel will be left at that point.. thats a long time. Theyll live the rest of their lives on a beach 7 years aint shit. Theyll be out and gone in 5

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    1. To me having my father next to me is more important than those millions you claim these guys have that they will get to enjoy when they get out of prison! Theirs is already missing, so one can only imagine what fate he will or already has endured. Somethings are worth more than money my friends. Not only this but these two characters will definitely have to be looking over their shoulders when they get out! So good luck enjoying themselves will all this in their shoulders!

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    2. Isn't that almost exactly what the judge said:they will be looking over their shoulder the rest of their days!

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  16. Hey Otis this is from Chicago sun times and covered by BB extensively several times since 2012

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/04/final-round-in-saga-of-twins-who.html

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/01/the-chicago-twins-who-betrayed-chapo.html

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/11/the-twins-who-betrayed-el-chapo.html

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  17. This is a really crazy story. Not going to lie I see nothing wrong with snitching on the people that never paid you back. From what I understand a lot of the ppl in Chicago they set up didnt pay them back when they got fronted.

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  18. of course the government can stop it. but why would they?

    drug money is what's keeping banks afloat.

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    1. So So True Great line

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    2. What counts for banks is Tax Breaks and Government Bailouts, not having to pay back, is great too...
      --pool some money together, and rob the banks legally, you should be making about 80% profit by the time you clear the account in bankruptcy court...

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  19. Let's hope BB is still around to cover the twins freedom, stay tuned folks (14yrs tuned) to see what will become of the twins!

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  20. Let's hope BB is still around to cover the twins freedom, stay tuned folks (14yrs tuned) to see what will become of the twins!

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    1. News for you 1:05: The twins can say more, but their sentence will not be shortened.

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    2. Never mentioned sentence reduction, just stay tuned for 14yrs to see if BB will still be around to cover there freedom.

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  21. Respect to the Flores Brothers because it takes balls to do what they do and I'm proud of what they did. They should turn everybody in so mexico can be at PEACE...

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    1. you fool fuck the government that's a gang ok USA are the biggest buyers politians Governors buy drugs from Sinaloa they need to turn all the fucken gueros all the DEA k son Perros they stick there nose everywhere fuck those putos.

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  22. Omg you people serious what did these guys do snitch on the snitch!

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  23. People call them 'ratas' although CDS was giving hella info to the gringos against their enemies. Only reason why little Vince got off

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  24. These days, crooks get many opportunities for redemption, often with no prison, but must be real good, otherwise they end up doing ten to twentry for being puro pinchi gramero...
    --Tell you what, make sure and get some politician involved, early on, make sure they are cute and pimp, and they don't eat up the store...

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  25. Got to give it to them snitches got the jump on the snitches

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    1. Are they nuisances on top of being snitches though?
      If so, their time will not be shortened much if at all. The U.S. has a reputation of keeping nuisances to society locked up longer

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  26. Keep on hating on the CDS, Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta and Los Angeles, biggest drug hub cities all with CDS product, you call them snitches, everyone snitches, and money talks, hate all you want, haters can be happy making there pocket change extorting a taco vendor, or kidnapping for money, Sinaloa run areas, that rarely happens, they focus on drugs and don't want to heat up the plaza, San Luis , Mexicali Sinaloa run borders, you never here a peep, ask the people in Torreon, when the zetas were there how shitty it got, Durango was happy with CDS,Colima flourished with CDS, and people can talk mencho this mencho that, Nacho coronel had more control of the area and he was only a lieutenant, you guys are all a joke biggest drug dealers ever, introduced cocaine to Mexico, do your research Guadalajara cartel, all from Sinaloa, only named that because that was there base, caro quintero, don neto, Miguel angel Felix, the boss of bosses all from Sinaloa, facts, hate all you want tachuaches

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    1. Free El Chapo....

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    2. Somebody got their panties in a bunch lol

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    3. 6:57 all your si aloa narcos fell I to the hands of pickpocket artists, the chilangos of the DF where they have been imprisoned for the last 30 years helping their jailers do their dirty deeds and get filthy rich for unos poquitos mas frijoles en el rancho y otra rebanadita de pan bimbo en almoloya...
      --The cds never was independent, CF/cdj, blo, the afos and the cdg or the zetas, all were under chilango orders...starting with the DFS and the Policia federal and the army as contacts.

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    4. @6:57... I agree with u totally... Mfs get behind a computer keyboard a just hate & call people names they wouldn't dare say 2 mfs faces! Sayin snitch this, snitch tht... Knowin every person on this earth has at least 50snitches in their family... Funny how the computer & cell phones gave COWARDS a voice...

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    5. One point buddy ah si son Los culeros

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    6. Sinaloa is overaded.. the teal masterminds are chilangos and michoacanos in political position in Mexico calling shots. Sinaloa never will have a president, not smart enough or connected

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    7. 5:37 the computer and cell phone gave you a voice too...
      --don't use it to complain about shit...

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  27. 2 litle rats snitched on the BIG rat lol good job

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  28. What do you expect? They got sinaloa blood. Sinaloa blood = snitches

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  29. 8:12 from all your snitching lip, I guess you are sinaloan too.

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  30. Its funny how Sinaloa gets so much hate i dare befor you open your mouth say from what state your from i bet you its so cheap ass shit thats why you always have sinaloa in your mouth always in sinaloa articles worry about your state

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  31. Everyone is a badass behind the keyboard, but in person, son culeros

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  32. Snitches get........

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    1. ...better second chances, 12:02...

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    2. ...don't get stitches NO more n they ain't bitches either. They are smarter now.

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    3. ...and new romances.

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  33. It's funny how all these comments approve to be a snitch lol bunch of pussies!! And I bet they are all from Sinaloa

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