Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sinaloa Cartel Juárez leader extradited, one of 24 leaders named by the U.S.

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma


Arturo Shows Urquidi alias "Chous", 47, was extradited to the United States.

According to US authorities, Urquidi is one of the 24 alleged leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, including Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera and Ismael "Mayo" Zambada García, accused of federal charges for criminal association in April 2012.

According to the indictment, Urquidi was responsible for the loading and unloading of cocaine, drug-related products and firearms in warehouses of the Sinaloa cartel in Juárez.

He is accused of conspiracy to conduct business through a pattern of criminal association, counts on a possession conspiracy charge with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, a conspiracy charge to import five kilograms or more of cocaine and one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana into the United States.

Also a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering crimes, and a charge of conspiracy to possess firearms and to foment crimes related to drug trafficking.

"The Sinaloa cartel has smuggled multiple tons of cocaine and heroin into our country for decades, using intimidation, violence and assassinations to build and protect its criminal empire," said DEA Special Agent Williamson.

"The extradition of Urquidi exemplifies the will of international police collaboration to point out,  and dismantle the powerful Mexican cartels," he added.

The Special Agent of the FBI in Charge Buie affirmed that the extradition of Urquidi shows that when Mexico and the United States work together, the leaders and main members of the Sinaloa cartel can be brought to justice.

"The ATF reaffirms its commitment to associations that fight violent crime and the trafficking of firearms," ​​said Special Agent ATF Boshek.

"Working together to dismantle criminal organizations improves public safety and increases social and economic stability," he added.

Twenty defendants, including Urquidi, remain under indictment, whose trial is scheduled for November 2018.

If convicted, Urquidi would face up to life in federal prison.

This investigation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and thousands of pounds of marijuana in cities across the United States.


Below is the DOJ press release:

Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Member Extradited to the United States from Mexico for Funneling Massive Amounts of Marijuana and Cocaine into the United States

An alleged Sinaloa Cartel member is in federal custody, following his extradition from Mexico to the United States yesterday afternoon. He is expected to make his initial appearance later today in federal court in El Paso.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney John F. Bash for the Western District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Kyle W. Williamson of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), El Paso Division; Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), El Paso Division; and, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek, II, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Dallas Division.

Arturo Shows Urquidi aka “Chous”, age 47, is charged in an April 2012 indictment returned by a federal grand jury in El Paso. Urquidi is charged with one count of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO conspiracy), one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, one count of conspiracy to import into the United States five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering offenses and one count of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.

“The Sinaloa Cartel has smuggled multi-ton quantities of cocaine and heroin into our country for decades, using intimidation, violence and murder to build and protect their criminal empire,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Williamson. “The extradition of Urquidi exemplifies the will of the international law enforcement collaboration to target, disrupt and dismantle the powerful Mexican cartels.”

“The extradition of Urquidi demonstrates that when we work together with our law enforcement partners both here and in Mexico, we can bring Sinaloa Cartel leadership and its core members to justice,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Buie.

“ATF remains committed to partnerships that combat violent crime and firearms trafficking,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Boshek. “Working together to dismantle criminal organizations improves public safety and increases social and economic stability.”

Urquidi was one of two dozen alleged high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel leaders, including Joaquin Guzman Loera aka “El Chapo” and Ismael Zambada Garcia aka “Mayo”, indicted on federal racketeering charges in April 2012.   According to the indictment, Urquidi was responsible for the unloading and loading of cocaine, drug proceeds and firearms in Sinaloa Cartel warehouses in Juarez.

Last week, co-defendant Mario De La O Lopez, a former Chihuahua, Mexico state police officer, was sentenced to 324 months in federal prison in connection with the investigation into this criminal enterprise. Three defendants--Gabino Salas-Valenciano, Jesus Rodrigo Fierro-Ramirez and Emigdio Martinez, Jr.--have died since the indictment was returned in 2012. Twenty (20) defendants, including Urquidi, remain under indictment. Trial is scheduled for November 2018. Upon conviction, Urquidi faces up to life in federal prison.

This investigation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, thousands of pounds of marijuana in cities throughout the United States. Law enforcement also took possession of millions of dollars in drug proceeds which were destined to be returned to the Cartel in Mexico. Agents and Officers likewise seized hundreds of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition intended to be smuggled into Mexico to assist the Cartel’s battle to take control of Juarez and the local drug trafficking corridors.

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The DEA, FBI, and ATF together with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Marshals Service, El Paso Police Department, El Paso Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated this case.   The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in the extradition. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys of the Western District of Texas.


42 comments:

  1. CDS is an criminal enterprise like never seen before in the Western hemisphere. One guy goes down another is ready to take his place from the halcones to shot callers. Please dont 0:00 me with that cjng bullshit. Menso and the valencias are it for them and their time is soon over.

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    1. What you meant to say is that CDS have snitched like no other in the western hemisphere pinche bola de habladores y huevones. Mencho and cjng did more in less than 10 years than cds ever did and also put mayo in check and hes been around since before your were a little sperma!

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    2. Michoacan vs Sinaloa coming soon! Whenever there are rumors of war snitchaloas beg for peace. Its a fact on paper that CDS is the DEA's bitches

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    3. CAF/Cartel de Tijuana was more powerful at its height than CDS ever was. Los Arellano Felix: La Mafia mas poderosa en la historia de America Latina.Jesus Blancornelas. Chapo had to get government help to get rid of Benjamin and Ramon.

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    4. Cjng surpassed cds but might not last as long. Time will tell but stop cheerleading bro lol

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    5. CDS grew because it had CIA, DEA and Mexican Federales, Army help brother! It began a war with Zetas, CDJ and Tijuana all at the same time and came out on top because of that help. No cartel regardless of how organized they are and led by an illiterate person has this much capacity period. No I, am not angry and could give a fuck about who is winning the cartel wars in Mexico rather want to educate ignorant fools that cheer for CDS about the truth which they always seem to forget when cheering for Sinaloa and hearing their lame ass corridos which I, do hate because of the narco culture in general.

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    6. 5:14. Yes; and there still today exist hundreds of families from Obregón to Guadalajara that purchase from CDS and pay CDS the transportation to USA; but they have their own distribution and operations in USA. This allows CDS to do what they do best where USA will have no jurisdiction to stop them, and the families will accept the big risk on other side of frontera to distribute.

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  2. Ciudad Juárez Will always bee of the sinaloa jefes the carrillos the people loyal to them will always respect their legacy power and respect puro chiguas

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    1. Tu unico pica hielo,fue Juan Gabriel.que jefes de sinaloa😂

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    2. Ciudad Juarez belongs to the people of juarez, those "jefes" and many other low life criminals just move drugs through it. If the people wanted to they could kill all these piece of shit narcos and sicarios. just like the people of michoacan did. these parasites only have "power" because the people are not armed.

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    3. Parasites get power because somebody opened the door to the host, usually the municipal politicians in cahoots with the state and federal police "GOOD FER NOTHINGS" AND THE MILITARY ZONE COMMANDER playing possum when they are 'coons...

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  3. Chapo betrayed and snitched on him just like he did to mochomo

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  4. Great work chivis

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  5. Before anyone says it, Chapo Snitched

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    1. Esos sinaloenses no mas para eso sirven bola de huevones ratas habladores drug trafficking and snitching is all they are good for

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    2. Chapo is locked up, 23 hours and 1 hour exercise time, with shower, he is not allowed to talk to no one. He cannot yet snitch, yes he may try to day things later, to get time lessened.

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    3. You learn fast young grasshopper

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    4. No one was going to say it pin head

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    5. @3:35 Said even before his post...

      "AnonymousJune 14, 2018 at 7:58 PM

      Chapo betrayed and snitched on him just like he did to mochomo"

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    6. RATS! now everybody knows, thanx

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    7. 5:47 "chapo snitched"
      NEVER SAID MUCH MORE,
      fake ass copycats just can't help themselves. ALV

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    8. 6:53 he has nothing but time for DEA to go to his cell for him to spill the beans just like when he snitched on the arellanos when DEA went to his cell and they were surprised of how much information he gave out. Chapo snitched

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  6. At least they are stopping the guns on the border from going into Mexico as those guns are up to no good.Is that a new thing?

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  7. The American justice system has locked up all its people and complains of overcrowding how come were reaching so far into Mexico as if were some type of baby sitter yes I understand that it affects Americans with addiction and lack of discipline but for the most part taxpayers are footing the bill to house the worlds criminals, everything that becomes self serving and too big for it own self should be destroyed and that is the corrections institutions of America, we know its all for profit and each head counts as money to these places,we lock up so many non violent kids and adults and turn them into violent reoffenders,the system is broken and were not fixing anything by worrying about other nations problems, Yes Mexico is corrupt in your face, but so is the US its just alot more sneaky about it or not its there we just choose to look the other way, we are not getting anywhere with the way we currently operate, we need to change we know this but we continue to let the system run its course,reversing would be too big a task, sad that we know and do nothing about it, were equipped with some of the greatest minds in the world and cant even figure out the simplest problems such as this war on drugs We Lose raise the white flag surrender and reinvent, Einstein said his definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting differnt results, we are definitely at this point.

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    1. 3:11 you hit it on the head,
      now nail it on someone's forehead...

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    2. There's a thin line between genius and insanity

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  8. When are they going to catch El M6? This is Mayo Zambada's pointman in the state of Chihuahua, he is the one in charge of transporting cocaine shipments from the Guadalupe y Calvo area all the way to Juarez and Palomas. Not many ppl know about this shadowy figure or the crew that he manages, but in the sierras ppl claim that he is a major generator of violence. Seems to me like they cracking down only on Chapo's faction of CDS.

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  9. Did anyone here have a clue who this guy was prior to his capture? Also, where is the list of the other 23 CDS leaders the US published? Or is this like Mexico’s list of 177 priority targets that no one has ever seen?

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    1. Now every ice cream vendor is a capo del cartel de los nobodies.
      Don't believe everything you read, fake news and BS.

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  10. Unless he spills his guts ,he will be buried alive

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    1. People that go with their guts...
      ...forget they are FULL OF SHIT.

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  11. There's people within cartels that aren't known by many besides law enforcement. Those are the people that control. The chapos and menchos of thworld are powerful don't get me wrong but there's ppl that those guys don't want beef with.

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    1. Wright! This is the real gangsters..very low profile and smart..and always stays in the shadows!

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    2. What what the chickens are hitting for in Texas now. Might cause a price spike for a little.

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  12. Yippie now lets get more processed and shipped to USA there they will rot in prison.

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  13. Big hit to sinaloa in chihuahua

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  14. who are the other 20

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    1. 8:28 still paying their quotas,
      But only until replacements are found.

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  15. I have the right to presume them guilty ! I would immediately be disqualified as a juror . GUILTY AS CHARGED ! We are going to have half the state of Sinaloa in Colorado before its done .

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  16. Any cartels members sent to the U.S. are goners. They will never escape. The CIA controls the satellites their phones use and the internet on their computers. Once you are wanted by them its a wrap if you aren't captured you mysteriously come down with cancer. Just like 7 of the south american leaders who opposed the U.S.

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