Saturday, June 10, 2017

Seven CDS Members Arrested in LA with Drugs, Cash, and Arms

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta


By: Carlos Alvarez for Zeta
June 10, 2017

Extra Material from DOJ/ U.S. Attorney's Office,
FBI Press Release, June 8 2017
and Jammed Up

Seven alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel were arrested Thursday during a police operation in Los Angeles, California, the US Justice Department said in a statement.


The Presumed leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, "El Mayo Zambada", and Former  leader "El Chapo" Guzman Loera
"El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to New York where he faces a 17 Count Indictment,  Charged with running a Transnational Criminal Enterprise

The men are part of a total of 22 people wanted by police for allegedly being responsible for importing hundreds of kilograms /multi TONS of methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin from Tijuana to San Ysidro, authorities said, including the Office of the Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles.

DEA Agents and Local Authorities Seizure of over $6 Million USD of Narcotics


Of the total of 22 people, Fernando Madueno Sánchez is already in prison and the remaining 14 are fugitives. Authorities believe they are in Mexico. Meanwhile, those arrested were charged with crimes of drug trafficking,  money laundering, and illegal weapons.
In addition, US authorities identify Jeuri Limón Elenes, who is among the 14 fugitives as the main ringleader of the group serving the Sinaloa Cartel in Los Angeles.
The court documents indicate that Limón Elenes, who is also identified with the aliases of 'Prude', 'Rzr', 'Fox' and 'Royal Nuevo', had the collaboration of his mother, Maria Ernestina Limón Elenes, 64, who was arrested Thursday at her Azusa home in northeast Los Angeles County.
Others were in charge of transporting the drugs to the San Gabriel Valley area in eastern Los Angeles County where it was stored in stash houses until it was distributed by a network of cartel associates throughout the country.
The operation was part of an investigation involving several federal agencies and local police for a period of more than two years, which included wire-tapping. The street value of the narcotics seized was estimated to be more than 6 million dollars, as well as 33 firearms, 3 vehicles and 1.3 million dollars in cash in vacuum sealed bundles.

During the two-year investigation by federal agencies; the FBI, DEA, ICE, IRS Criminal Investigations, US Marshals, the LA Joint Drugs Strike Task Force and the Azuza, CA Police Dept have carried out 14 significant seizures drug seizures totaling 290 pounds of methamphetamine, 280 pounds of cocaine and 30 pounds of heroin. Some packets of cocaine were marked with the figure of a scorpion.

Cocaine Packages Marked with Scorpion Symbol




Officials said that the co-conspirators laundered the illicit proceeds back to the Sinaloa Cartel leadership back in Mexico, according to the indictment. The US Attorney has charged the defendants with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. 

The indictments are the latest setback for the Sinaloa Cartel, which has been beset by high-level arrests on both sides of the border.


Earlier this week, DEA officials announced the arrest of several suspects involved in a high volume California to Delaware Sinaloa Cartel cocaine trafficking enterprise; yet law enforcement officials have yet to indicate whether the two investigations are linked.


Partial Weapons Seizure
            
"We are committed to stopping the illegal flow of narcotics into our country and operations like the Strike Force will continue to have a significant impact on protecting Americans from the scourge of drugs and the violence that often accompanies drug trafficking," said acting US Attorney Sandra Brown, quoted in the statement.

 “The indictment and today’s arrests demonstrate the Strike Task Force’s ability to reach both sides of the border, impacting the Sinaloa Cartel by disrupting their drug supply chain and neutralizing key players in the organization,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge David J. Downing. “We’ve sent a message to the cartels – they won’t be allowed to operate freely in Los Angeles or conduct business as usual.”

 The 19-count indictment specifically charges the defendants with being members of a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. The indictment contains 14 counts alleging possession with the intent to distribute narcotics. One defendant also is charged with illegally possessing seven handguns while engaged in drug trafficking activities.
         The seven defendants arrested today are:
  • Julian Rocha, also known as “JRoc,” 33, of Azusa, who is charged with being a Los Angeles-based purchaser of Mexican narcotics;
  • Froilan Villarreal, also known as aka “DeL MoNtE,” of Azusa, who allegedly illegally possessed seven firearms when authorities seized large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine from is El Monte residence;
  • Oscar Arredondo, 53, of Bakersfield, an alleged drug transporter who was arrested in the Eastern District of California;
  • Maria Ernestina Limon Elenes, 64, of Azusa, an alleged facilitator and the mother of lead defendant/fugitive Jeuri Limon Elenes;
  • Antonio Orozco, also known as “El Sr.,” 45, of Long Beach, who allegedly transported narcotics across the international border;
  • Martin Ruiz Saldana, of Santa Ana, who allegedly received narcotics from Villarreal; and
  • Audrey Rose Urrea, of Chula Vista, who allegedly attempted to transport narcotics across the international border and who was arrested this morning in the Southern District of California.


In addition to the narcotics and weapons offenses, the indictment includes a charge of conspiracy to launder money that alleges the drug trafficking organization used the United States banking system to launder drug proceeds by making multiple cash deposits into purportedly legitimate accounts to disguise the origin of thousands of dollars of illicit funds.



'When drug traffickers amass large quantities of cash from narcotics sales, they often attempt to legitimize these ill-gotten profits through the use of banks and financial institutions,' said R. Damon Rowe, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation. 'This joint investigation demonstrates our efforts to ensure that the banking industry will not be abused by large-scale narcotics traffickers, but will be operated in a fair and honest manner to promote the public interest.'



An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If they are convicted in this case, all of the defendants would be subject to potential sentences of life without parole in federal prison.

52 comments:

  1. Didn't see any evidence or info to validate the claim that they where cds members?

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    1. Cartels are distributors, not gangs. One week it might be from CVS the next from VONS. If one store runs out of your favorite ben & jerrys ice cream you go get it from where ever you can.

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    2. So how is this being linked to cds?

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    3. Yes the are going to get from whoever has the product on hand for best price and best quality. Think was a drug ring that was getting dope from same place all other drug rings get dope Mexico. And they threw on the cds tag to make the "strike force" which has had only this case since inception in 2014 look good like they really did something major. All the don't knows will see on news and say wow these guys are keeping my kids from getting hooked on smack

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  2. The cds bosses in the sierras of sinaloa made these people rich and many more blood money being circulated by american drug traffickers operating for the mexicans

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    1. 7:58
      --Fed fines Deutsche Bank for Anti-Money Laundering failures CNBC.com
      --World's biggest banks fined 321 billion since financial crisis
      /Bloomberg News...banks paid 42 billion in fines in 2016 alone, a 68% increase.
      --fed fines Deutsche Bank 41 million over money laundering controls/ fox news.
      --ICTV Views
      Top 5 money laundering laundering cases of the last 30 years.
      By Holly Whitehead, R&D Manager/ Jul 22/ 2016:
      5 HSBC/ fines £5.57 billion,.. £1.2 billion 2012 alone

      4 BCCI, estimated £17.6 billion from mid 1980's

      3 Naura a phosphate rock island, fell in hard times and turned to "offshore banking" forgiven and removed from blacklist after closing about 400 "no questions asked banks". Fine estimated £53.7 billion.

      2 Standard Chartered fines £191.8 billion.
      Accused by NY Department of Financial Services for Helping Iranian government circumvent US money laundering regulations.

      1 Wachovia Bank, estimated fines £292.5 billion...(now the bank is part of Wells Fargo and probablyhas always been "a property")
      2010 bank brought under Bank Secrecy Act, investigation started in 2005.
      --Deutsche Bank fined $630 million over Russia money laundering claims/ The Guardian/ business
      --Deutsche Bank fined for 10 billion russian money laundering.
      CNN, by Jethro Mullen.

      --Donald Trump's casino empire linked to money laundering?
      Past financial crimes may be the president's biggest problem.
      By Heater Digby Parton, tue may 23 2017/ salon.com
      A lot of these money laundering deals include dirty drug trafficking money or yoelds from drugs finally ced investments kept offshored.
      Anyway, no mexican investors or "money launderers are on the list, I know of at least 2 that should be...
      All these crooks "pay their billion dollar fines and walk away"

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    2. Fantasma cuando me cantas un corrido..lol

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    3. 1:05 cuando grabe tus mujidos y tus pujidos kakarizo.
      Send a demo.

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    4. Guess who the richest billionaires that own Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo?
      Hey, thanks for posting @10:26 dd, it cost me 45 minutes of research...

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  3. Mira no más para quedar bien alacranados 🦂 - Sol Prendido

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    1. Ese perico es la alacrana labada. Es el mejor perico puro que puedes conseguir.
      -💯

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    2. Bolivia has the best coke

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    3. Estos bolas de perros, si en realidad nunca saben lo ke se meten por eso terminan con la cabeza llena de cagada. Luego hasta terminan viendo monstruos donde no los hay. Los unicos beneficiados son los meros meros de arriba los jefes de jefes y los demas putos nadamas terminan mal todos dementes con la mente toda torcida por drogos. No por nada le dicen el polvo del diablo a la basura esa.

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    4. 4:01 tienes ese teclado lleno de razón

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    5. Es que tiene su razon en la cabeza.

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    6. Y su cabeza se concentra en el teclado

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  4. No life sentence,they doing 10-15 yrs,Feds hand out yrs like fat kids eating cake

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    1. And the prison industry is getting to be the fattest kid in town!

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    2. 1:16 will you please name the private industry corporations in US Corrections? and the persons involved of course...

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    3. A very small player is The German guy named windhorst.it illegal to Call him a criminal but i wouldnt buy a shit from him.

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  5. A dent to an organized organization. Many other cells exist world wide. Unfortunately a war which is unbeatable. Product and demand for consumption is at an all time high.
    Yet applaud the efforts to continue to combat drug trafficking. However, I think it's best to literally consider legalization of drugs like other countries.
    Putting profits to better use within infrastructure or paid college education for its citizens. Better yet towards the national debt.
    E42

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    1. Take the profits out of it and there will be a great reduction in supply and the marketing of drugs! Keeping a profit in it will make someone else promote it!

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    2. Thanks for your continued interest.
      I tend to agree, however, the reality is I can't see the US ever doing it ; not in our lifetime anyway.
      We are barely making progress with MJ, perhaps one of the oldest known used plants.

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    3. You are correct Yaqui.
      The legalization of MJ is still a battle in some states.
      Funny thing is I recently went on a week hiking / camping trip to Mt Rainer in Seattle . The week long hike with a group was a bit interesting. Being that I smoke cigarettes and it was like a taboo. Yet an individual will smoke MJ and it was perfectly fine. With no objections.
      I stated that this was legal and MJ is still not . Unfortunately I was wrong in that conception.
      Felt somewhat confused as to moral issues. But you are correct BB as to what acceptance/ progress made.

      E42

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    4. @ Yaqui
      Continue.... As for American legalization of narcotics. Hard line conservatives and like minded citizens, religious affiliations, pharmaceutical companies, ect. Will fight and block legalization. Lobbyists from opposition groups will be astronomical (money/ donation from special interests groups).
      Despite a loosing battle , a higher and hidden agenda seems to prevail.

      E42

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    5. Yaqui, "MJ" has sued people for millions of dollars and he won, the greatest Basketball player ever, Michael Jordan.

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    6. Jaja......ok, I shall just refer to as WEED from now on.

      Thanks, E42.
      Yes, the rules are LOCO, but I do love Mt Rainer, altho dont much like the view of the clearcuts. Wonderland trail is truly wonderful, altho my toenails fell off after an 18 mile day from all the downhill.
      A friend outwitted the N Park rules of no dogs by claiming his dog was a service dog, which turns out you can claim legally that any dog is your service dog for just about anything (ie, I have panic attacks w/o him) .

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  6. Question is how much did California pocket in those 2 years investigating along with this drug bust. California working on bailing out of bankruptcy?

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    1. What you mean with pocket? Who except the law enforcement agencies collect tax money from an investigation/bust like this?

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    2. You really think they pocket money? Were talking about a minimum of two year of countless hours of surveillance. I'm sure it was just enough to cover the OT.

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    3. The people pay the whole WoD bill
      The WoD fighters pocket their pay and commissions on the cash and the drug busts, and can become Honorable Corporate Corrections of America partners or investor shareholders.

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  7. Lots of yeyo going to waste or maybe brokered in the streets?

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    1. 8:45 Pos a Güebo!
      But How do you know?

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  8. They should all get big time except the mother. She is a bargaining tool . Either he throws her to the dogs or he give information to get her off lighter . Give them what they want and get mommy of doing 5 . Or be a piece of shit and let her fend for herself . Oops for got . Already a piece of shit

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    1. Give the mother serious time. I've seen a few instances of these older ladies being the glue that keeps the dope flowing in the family/community. Just like young girl, no one suspects them, they get off way easily, and they can sometimes be the worst criminal!

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  9. Everyone wants a piece of the cake, no wonder why even some Border Patrol agents are corrupt and help the cartels, who knows how deep this goes.

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  10. HA HA what stupid bullshit from this Mrs Brown: “We are committed to stopping the illegal flow of narcotics into our country and operations like the Strike Force will continue to have a significant impact on protecting Americans from the scourge of drugs and the violence that often accompanies drug trafficking“

    Mrs Brown wake up! Your and your agency's track record is shit!!! There are more, cheaper and stronger drugs out therw than ever before.

    The only thing you have been very successful at is to increase your budgets and put millions in prison for for the benefit of the prison industry.

    Mrs Brown: you and your colleagues are the same vampires as the drug dealers, just sucking on the other side.

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    1. As long as they keep looking at this issue as politics. Drug addiction and drug availability will never change. Sad that the people that could really stop this it's only going after an agenda fulfilling the wishes of their sponsors.

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  11. la is sinaloa's estate!

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    1. Not just LA anymore ... these assholes from Sinaloa have heavy presence in every major American city from coast to coast .. golfos wish they were on that level but they can't even get their hands on anything other than dirt brown weed grown in Nuevo León .. poor bastards

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    2. Sinaloa ain't shit in la or anywhere else in California they all wanna talk their shit about being big killers back home that's only cause of the government corruption. Don't see them execute places here. Matter of fact of say shinolas more often get smoked by the homies than the other way around

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    3. Homies are meth and herion addicts that will rob and kill you for a 20 sack what homies have ever made it big in the dope game ???

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    4. Y'all make me laugh, y'all always forget the golden rule "he who has the gold makes the rules" Sinaloa runs more drugs through California then any other state and it doesn't need to be Sinaloa Cartel it could be Letra B, Carrillos or other Sinaloan cats it's true la M runs prisons but when it comes to the drug game they are nothing but coriours they don't run shit and that's a fact jack. There are punks everywhere not just in Sinaloa but just like There are punks there are also cats willing to blow your mouth piece back for a couple dollars. Nothing surprises me in this world only an ignorant cat that thinks all chinolas are punks.

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  12. Probably 4 cartels bringing in weight to LA.

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  13. These arrests and seizures remind me so much of the Vietnam war body counts. Success and progress were measured by dead Vietnamese. But there were millions more to take their place. And so the U.S. won all the battles, but lost the war. That's what's going on now with the drug war now getting close to 40 years.

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    1. Much respect to the vietnamese. Honestly one of the must ruthless races. Fearless

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    2. 6:39 you are fearless when all you have to eat is the enemy's field rations, the Vietnamese won after eating a little rice a day and wearing puros guaraches and using one bullet riffles from WWI.

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  14. Us está sacando a todos del sur América del mercado y poniendo al cricri a que role.

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  15. El eddie controla LA for cds but ge doesnt run LA at all , la eme controla LA , so i dont think these cats were cds, and azuza and el monte are prob affiliates of caf or michocanos , so im positive this isnt cds, its just some distributors

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    1. You don't know any details. Eres puro pajero cerote.

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  16. Scorpion 🦂 meaning Los de Durango.
    Madueño sanchez is heard in Durango.

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