Tuesday, October 25, 2016

San Diego: Sinaloa trafficker Victor Emilio Cazares Gastelum sentenced to 15 years

Victor Emilio Cazares Gasteluem sentenced


It's taken almost a decade for Cazares, the elusive trafficker, who owned large homes in Culiacan, including one with a waterpark, to be humbled in front of a US District Judge.  In 2007, Cazares, along with dozens of others was indicted in Operation Inland Emperor, which targeted several large scale Sinaloa based trafficking networks.  The operation yielded 402 arrests, 45 million in cash, and ton quantities of cocaine, meth, heroin, and marijuana.  

Cazares, working with a transportation cell he organized in Mexicali, imported thousands of kilos of cocaine into the US, supplying distributors across the country.  Drug shipments were flown by private plane, semi truck, and personal vehicles.  After the indictment, he was seen in Culiacan, with a dozen bodyguards, and Mexican authorities wouldn't arrest him, as the US counterparts watched in frustration. 

Sometime later, Cazares, rumored to be in debt to Ismael Zambada for lost cocaine shipments, and suspected of cooperating with US authorities, fled Sinaloa.  His homes were maintained in his absence.  He was finally arrested in Guadalajara in 2012, having changed his appearance substantially. He was extradited this year. 


The last time Cazares was in the United States, he pled to a judge, that he was a landscaper, who had a cocaine habit, after being arrested with a personal use amount.  He left to Mexico shortly thereafter, and established himself in extradited. The sentencing in a way marks the end of an era, which was the Sinaloa Cartel's rise to dominance, and near international infamy, as the escapades of Chapo Guzman captivated many, the notorious trafficker becoming fodder for memes and social media posts. 

The mid 2000's, in the lull after the collapse of the Arellano Felix brothers, the extradition of extradited Cardenas, and the shaky leadership of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, were when the Sinaloa Cartel, under Guadalajara Zambada, and Joaquin Guzman Loera grew to the international syndicate it is now.  Cazares was an integral part of that, his shipments, of millions of dollars in cocaine, helped the organization in part to expand, and grow.  



It is likely Cazares has cooperated in investigations into Sinaloa Cartel hierarchy, his indictment indicates a sentence of 25 years or more, and the case against him, been formed by the initial indictment, but the dozens of cooperators who emerged from that case, who could implicate Cazares, directly.  This includes Charlie Cuevas, who ran the import cell in Mexicali.  

His lawyer was Jan Ronis, who has long represented cartel figures in San Diego, including Benjamin Arellano Felix, and many Arellano Felix affiliates and family members. Ronis, was barred from representing Arellano Felix in his 2012 case in San Diego, because the US Attorney's office sought to call him as a potential witness.  His son, Jason Ronis represents one of the men arrested in Santa Fe Springs, California with 300 kilos of cocaine.  

Hon. William Q Hayes, who also sentenced Mario Escamillia, underboss to Armando 'El Gordo' Villareal, (a CAF cell de Inge that operated in San Diego in 2009) to 35 years in prison for trafficking methemphetamine and ordering gang killing, handed down a sentence of 180 months.  He also imposed a $10,000,000 judgement against Cazares, who submitted a cashiers check of 150,000 to the US Attorney's office prior to sentencing, similar to Jose Rodrigo Gamboa Archeiaga, 'El Chino Anatrax'.   Cazares, now 53, admitted to importing over 450 kilos of cocaine, the real number is likely closer to 3,000, if not more.

Cazares sister, Blanca Cazares Salazar, known as La Emperatriz, is sanctioned under the OFAC list, and known as an important figure in the organization of Mayo Zambada.  She is still free, and known to be a powerful figure in her own right.  There is long rumored story linking the killing of Edgar Guzman in 2008, to a feud between her and Vicente Zambada Niebla.  

Sources: US Attorney's Office 

69 comments:

  1. Dam sinaloa are even know here im my country russia lots of respect to them from the russian mafia we respect brave man like sinaloa in russia greetings to borderlandbeat

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    1. Is your comment some kind of Joke? I highly doubt anyone believes you

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    2. 6:04 Did you read the full article? Are they known in your country for the snitches they are?

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    3. This dude is probably from Sonora hahaha

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    4. Stop acting like your russian to be a cds nutsucker its not working

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    5. No mames lol your probably a a fucken pisa like us here in Cali like us lol Russia my ass

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    6. Same here! Comrade! Puro Sinaloa & Russia! ūüíĮ

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    7. 6:04 Please ese, no comunistas!!!
      --We don't want to get carpet bombed here at BB,
      --we have enough problems with the internet sicarios and drug trafficking tough e-guys and arm chair generals and quarterbacks second guessing ME...

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    8. I been hearing lots of russians read bordelandbeat my brother lives in moscow and they say most of the young teens like reading abouth chapo guzman and my brother also told them to read bb to get for info its crazy

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    9. Chapo is nothing, thing of the past. All your going to hear or read lately about him is how he is going crazy, bald and fighting extradition. Mencho is tougher than chapo in his prime. All he does is cry like a baby.. greetings from Moscow

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    10. Mencho is tougher than Vladimir putin





      1#cjng

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    11. 959. It is not all about the shadow of the mouse stalking the cat. Once Guzman brings his congested air to the U.S. of A, people in Mexico will be adorned with fresh air, although only for a moment, as the air will get clogged again for whatever means.

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    12. Send la chapa to Siberia, to sell naranjas on the plaza roja de Mascaw en puros clazonez, he may even 'righte' a novel about the gulags, all worte on toilet paper.
      "but nothing will change in US/mexico drug trafficking"

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  2. 9 years to go in a witsec/unit.congrats mr. cazares hell of a deal.u are a really sharp business man

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    1. Sinaloa is hot it seems cds is not the governments best child anymore. Cds members are being captured and killed. Seems to me that this cds member will be released from jail when cds is done with

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    2. It looked easy, but the job was anything but easy.
      Pero ahi andan de calientes.

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    3. 15 years seems to me like there still the goverments best child

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    4. Out in 5, time served, good behaviour and shit...
      Matthaphakkka must have spilled the beans by the full chamberpot.

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    5. Cu√°l es su Apodo? Is this the guy who set up operations in Arizona, trafficking meth?

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    6. @8:30 I seriously doubt it!!

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    7. 4:33 hombre de poca fe.

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  3. He'll probably be out in 6 with good behavior. El Nemesis-

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    1. He'll probably end up in MCC SD doing protected witness time with the other snitch chino anthrax,v.zambada. They should refer to them as the pacific cartel. Sinaloa is full of great people not associated with these ninja turtles.

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    2. Not in federal prison, good behavior only counts on state prisons.

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    3. Federal time is 85%...no half time for this stool pigeon,he already got a deal for informing on his colleagues & paisanos.

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  4. Easy come, easy go. I hope el foolio enjoys spending the rest of his life in prison.

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  5. I thought edgar guzman and the emperatriz son were killed by accident by el macho prietos people thats why he was sent to sonora by el mayo

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    1. You also believe in the tooth fairy?

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    2. afirma si alos dos los mataron a arturo hijo de la blanca tambien. era el tiempo de la guerradel 2008 ya andaban paniqueados la gente o bien drogados . y mataron por confusion al edgar y arturo.. al macho lo abrieron por que ya andaba haciendo su cagadero. ya no queria obedecer al mayo. jaja lo mandaron para aya para la que lo mataran.. pero pues asta el mayo se asombro. por que no murio. este macho mataba mucho inocente. y esta vivo pero no se puede mover quedo paralitico no mueve brazos ni piernas..

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    3. Yeah this is what was told on the documentary of El Chapo by Frontline

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    4. Al Macho Prieto le vale madre no poderse mover, mientras le pueda papalotiar el pedorro

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  6. He'll b out in 12 and got plenty of funds, but will have to watch his back unless he wants to end like Rafael Arellano Felix

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    1. ala rafaela no lo mataron por eso, lo mataron por deudas de muertes. y no fue el chino antrax, el estuvo ahi pero no jalo el gatillo. fue un primo del rayo.

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  7. CHIVIS!
    There are rumors that Gente Nueva is calling out Panchito F1 and his people.
    Any news? Blog del narco acutally posted the article.

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  8. Is this the guy from la familia peluche?

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    1. I tougth the same.thing
      Lol.!

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  9. CHIVIS!
    Rumor has it that Gente Nueva (CDS) is calling out Panchito F1 for Zacatecas.
    Any info on that???

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    1. Sounds like something the federation would do, once some one does all the dirty work (kill off the zetas) they eant to come in and make corridos about how they did it...

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    2. La gente nueva no puede ni en Juarez ni durango bueno ni en sinaloa. Ya dejen de pensar que son rambos los sicarios perras flacas que tienen todos los carteles. Puro drogo y buchon pajaro nalgon.

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    3. cds esta metiendo criko a juarez y todos los drogaditos les estan comprando por eso los de la linea andan avispados

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    4. La Gente Nueva del golfo empeso antes que el chapo usara ese nombre. Nada que ver con los de sinaloa.

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    5. It is CJNG and CDN peeps that want F1 and CDG Zac cells to align with them against Sin or else ... you know the drilll, ¿yes?

      They are settled by now in Tepechitlan, Tlalte, Villa Guerrero, Momax, J Amaro (in the works) and Colotlan, Sta Maria, Huejucar; on their way north towards Jerez.

      By Christmas we'll see action or alignment

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  10. Este se√Īor y sus parientes si saben trabajar...saludos el Latin lover

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    1. Wow!!! Asta latin lover comenta aqui en BB :)

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  11. Thanks for using the pic from my YouTube channel!!
    -Narco Noticias

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  12. love the comments of little kids here jjaja

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  13. Pobre de sus 3 hijos k viven en tijuana. La madre muerta y el papa encerrado.

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  14. nope, his sister blanca killed el m1 son but mayo and chapo said it was blo which made m1 crazy and war with them

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  15. I may add it in, but I also read he is facing charges in New York, under seal, which he will be extradited to face. So, he may have sentences run concurrently or he may have another 10 or so...

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  16. He musta been somebody cause right after the operation the brought original indictment came out operation emperor something or another the price of keys went from low teens to higher teens to high teens and than was major 20sumthin ton seizure at sea so prices continued the climb to wear they are now in the mid to high 20's but the trend started right after his indictment so he probably told info about that major maritime seizure that caused the biggest drought since 89

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  17. After his orignal indictment the entire was coast went into a coke drought, his indictment was in February 07 and the biggest even coke seizure in mex was made in nov 07 for 26tons. He was on the run but still around after original indictment. I don't think was by chance that after his bust whole west coast was dry and short time later largest ever bust made by mex authorities of coke and never has been the same since. I think he was much bigger a factor than credit is given.

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  18. So he stole chapos coke lol bad move but then again I don't think anyone knew chapo was a snitched at that time. Chapo snitched on Emilio cazares

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    1. Problem is the coke was el chaoo's responsibility, but not his property, then if la chapa does not pay he will still pay somehow, even if the real owners just stole their load themselves, then they more than double the revenue, it would not be the first time, even grameros do thst, amao carrillo did that, his own DFS comrades did that to rafael aguilar guajardo...trust nobody...

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    2. So if was not chapos coke than who where the real owners. I am aware that the Colombians would have given on partial if not full consignment. And also offer insurance, but once in Mexican waters or territory I assume it becomes there burden. If you mean that it was a consignment load from the Colombians when you say real owners than ok. But If your implying otherwise please elaborate?

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  19. I remember when this went down in Calexico and in El Centro. I think I was 16 when it went down.
    ELBULLDOG

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  20. This guy goes hand to hand with el Coquio Castro. Their foot print in the International Drug Trade ended a Legacy and began another one. But I agree, the underworld has not fully recuperated ever since Imperial Emperor went down.

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    1. If Escobar went down and nothing happened to the market. It's just this snitch gave a tip of a lifetime of coke who wasn't even his. He's going to get killed for that big confiscation he caused for cds. He wasn't what you think he was he just overlooked the shipments but not his coke

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    2. Either way there was a drought on west coast And prices skyrocketed after. Anybody that says otherwise is a couch observer or possibly just lives in mex and is not aware of effect on us market.

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  21. I Still dont see Del Records ceo in any of this raids getting busted. Call me hater but that dumbass in a his songs talks about his lavish life and how some how from dirt poor turned into a succesful businessman. Ok we all know his clave is el 27, el joe is his bodyguard and sicario. Police are bribed when he goes to mexico. He has weapons and is not afraid to use them.
    He drives a buggati, has the best wines and hard liqors.

    Songs about him:
    Angel del villar: revolver cannabis
    27 velas: revolver canabis
    Lentes carrera: revolver cannabis
    Angel del villar:plebes del rancho
    Andamos en el ruedo: ulises chairez.
    And many other pendejos who glorify this person.


    The lyrics are straight telling you he is a freakin narco!!!!!!!

    Wtf is the feds doing, they need to start followijg the paper trail!

    Reminds me of the episode of key and peele where the rapper exposes his crime in a song.

    Chiraq

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    1. i keep hearing about this. they probably already know

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  22. La chapa and co. never had drought, their partners at the CIA made sure of it, they say, and it sure looks like that...

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    1. Well the whole west coast had a Drought if you say no you just don't know what's up in the streets. But was dry as the dessert on west coast and prices climbed liked a mountain climber. Partly to do with the South Americans starting to send coke to Europe themselves more and demanding more from Mexicans. But all started when operation imperial emperor happened and than that 26ton coke seizure maybe they owed big money on that shipment and raised prices inorder to form a payment plan for the 26tons and make profits higher in case happened again. Either was all started when this guy got indicted.

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    2. Then the DEA ensnared the flores twins...

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    3. Before the flores twins got trapped, there were others that probably talked, like alderman juan soliz, who got cogido coming into the cook county jail to see a client, Mr Soliz had some "baking soda" pa las riumas, and he did not get charged or anything but after feeling like he was about to be the next mayor of chicago, his political career was over, which stinks to high heavens, before that the Herreras got cogidos too,
      Because everybody talks.

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  23. That is true even though In Chicago that had a major impact on the west coast also. So one after another after another maybe all those back to back catastrophes are what got el chapo off his game, the man went years and years and years with no major setbacks and stayed free than there was all this and that 105ton weed bust that I assume was going to be used to pay for more coke which also dried things up. Maybe those major events back to back to back knocked him off his game a bit cause next thing you know they catch him slippin. Or as had been said he couldn't make the payments neeeed to keep him free and the government lost confidiance in him and his ability to maintain a smooth running ship all ships hit waves and ruff seas but seems he started hitting titanic sizes icebergs.

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  24. I remember el charly used to work at the california market, then he started selling weed , riding his ford escort in calecia, and chicali

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  25. The government controls everything, but there are a lot of players in this game that make money and produce quietly. Everyone thinks the Godfathers of The cartels are just with know names little will you know that there are cells of families operating everywhere and from all states in MX and US. In a sense ...the focus on Key Players in this game has made it possible for small cell organizations to ante their game up and compete. But only as far as the political arenas in both the US and MX allow it.

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