Friday, July 6, 2018

“El Licenciado” extradited to the U.S., Mexico says he is potentially key witness against El Chapo

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat



Once the most trusted person to El Chapo, Dámaso López aka “El Licenciado”, has been extradited to the United States,  just in time for the September trial of Joaquín Guzmán, aka El Chapo.  Dámaso López  was airlifted to the U.S. out of Juarez.

The relationship began when Damaso Lopez assisted Chapo in his prison break, from Puente Grande Prison in Jalisco.  Lopez was the chief of security at the prison, and helped Chapo set up a network of corruption during his incarceration. 

Then in 2001, according to Mexican authorities, he planned for and allowed the capo to escape.  

It has been speculated that talks have been in the works for months and a deal was agreed upon between the U.S. and Damaso, as well as his son, Damaso Lopez-Serrano, aka “Mini Lic,”who gave himself up to the U.S. in 2017. It appears talks began in depth in  2017.  An interpreter was requested at that time and an indictment was initiated in  December, 2017.

Damaso's lost a power struggle war with Chapo’s sons and Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada, which placed his son in danger of being killed and ultimately he gave himself up.  Reportedly, Damaso was aided by El Mencho in the clash.  The rupture between the Lopez and the Guzman occurred after the kidnapping of the Chapo’s sons in a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta at the hands of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación aka CJNG  in August 2016.  

In Mexico, Lopez Nunez has not been charged with the murder of the journalist Javier Valdez, founder of the weekly newspaper Ríodoce and correspondent of La Jornada, who was gunned down on May 15, 2017.  On May 2nd Lopez Nunez was arrested.

Lopez Nunez is suspected of being the mastermind of the Valdez murder, which is an ongoing investigation.  The investigation revealed that part of the payment for the murder, the perps received a handgun that had images of  drug traffickers engraved in its handle. 


The two criminal cases against Dámaso López are suspended in Mexico, in order not to violate procedural guarantees and to be able to resume them, once the legal situation in the United States was completed.

Damaso Sr., if there is a trial, will be tried in Virginia on trafficking and money laundering charges.

If Sr. is one of the cooperators in the trial of El Chapo, he undoubtedly would be, one of the most powerful tools against El Chapo.


PGR Presser

Alberto Elías Beltrán, in charge of the PGR's office, said that  López  is a potential "key witness" in the trial against Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, capo of the Sinaloa Cartel.
"According to the Government of the United States, Damaso 'L' is potentially a key witness against Joaquín Guzmán Loera, considered the main leader of a criminal group operating in the state of Sinaloa. "
"This extradition is essential for both the US and Mexican authorities, for the testimonial contribution that can be obtained in relation to Joaquín Guzmán Loera and demonstrates the cooperative relationship between both Governments, particularly in regard to the exchange of information, "he said in a message to the press."
Lopez Nuñez, 52, arrived in the United States this afternoon and will make an initial appearance on Monday, July 9, before U.S. Magistrate Michael S. Nachmanoff in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III.


Look for Lopez Nunez to wrap up his plea deal and enter a plea of guilty in short order, as El Chapo will be going to trial in less than two months.






83 comments:

  1. Mica already posted this, come on now.

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    1. Hi Mica!

      You did not post chivis article in fact you posted no article.

      You call reposting a tweet is being on the same as this report?

      go back to hapless hopeless forum.

      Great work chiveeeeees

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    2. I would never just post a tweet of course, that said a BB mainboard follower gave me an early heads up but I did not have time intermediately to put a post together. Being timely is important but not as important as producing a post that is informative. Thanks for all the support BB followers. I am not the best writer, it is not my profession, but I really put much effort into my work at BB.

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    3. PS...But i think it is absolutely good that someone post the breaking news and then it can be followed up with later in detail

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    4. you provide excellent reporting don't pay mind to the trolls

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    5. Es viernes y la chivis lo sabe

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    6. I wonder if mini lic will lick the charges.

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  2. This is why the puto attorneys want to delay everything until December 1. Going to love the defense questioning Damaso. “So how do you know the defendant”? I helped him sneak out of prison and then became his most trusted associate.

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  3. Querías norte. Pos vamos entrando le cabron. - Sol Prendido

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    1. Ora le van a dar por la retaguardia
      Por andar ahi de pinchi caliente,
      dos años if he helps fry La Chapa.

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  4. What the hurry?
    Looks like somebody wants to keep the bodies buried alive...
    and yet nothing changes.

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  5. THEY all snitch in the end. No matter the cartel that they represent.

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    1. Every single one. IDC what is on record. Everyone of em dropped dime on someone in that game. They all give up info on competitors. I don't think they do it as much here in US. Mochomo, RCQ, and others have not officially snitched, and they say Chapo hasn't said a word. But everyone has snitched or betrayed someone. It's a business of slithery snakes.

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    2. I do not think it is bad if you invest on Intel and know how tour rivals work and then provide info to government. That is tactic/strategies of the game. If you did that to your alliances because of envy then it is not right.

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    3. Chapo gave up the beltranes brothers that he lived with since childhood. That's why they went to war

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  6. What are people going to do with all the Fuerza Especiales de Damaso ‘FED’ hats?

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    1. I was also thinking the samthing about el chapos corridos that say he is untouchable 😂😂

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    2. I was also thinking the samthing about el chapos corridos that say he is untouchable 😂😂

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    3. I doubt anyone has the cajones to wear that hat anywhere on earth.

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    4. @elgranderojo his people still active tho.. i seen recent videos of them ..

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    5. Maybe small cells...most likely affiliated with CDS or CJNG.

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    6. Lmao the rooster and the aks haha

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    7. Right here in California between Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino and Riverside there is a crew of Damaso's Pistoleros and others that came running from El Dorado, Sinaloa since February 2017 and they show me pictures and they even wear those Hats.. i even beat down one of them (they don't know how to fight but we are training)... how i meet those people its something that i wont tell... but actually here in SOUTH CALI something new its about to happen... all this Sureño gangs are about to face something NEW... PUROS NUEVOS

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    8. And by the way there is alot of people from TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA (CAF) and JALISCO (CJNG) active and many of Mexican Americans with roots from those states... this is something New right here in SOUTH CALI that its about to happen... saludos hasta SONORA aqui andamos bienn firmes PUROS NUEVOS CALIFORNIA

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  7. Chivas I just hope there will be peace in Mexico for you and your colleagues before we all pass away the memories of my youth traveling through the country with my parents are gold I am a much richer person from the experiences I had in your beautiful country paz

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  8. Not all. El Señor Rafael caro quintero never did.

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    1. 10:02 Maybe he didn't . What could he gain ? The death penalty isn't on the table . Chapo only snitched as a way to get people or position himself better in the drug world . You know RCQ used the police also . They are all low life people that will do anything to anybody in the right situation . Your illusion of the moral Mexican drug trafficker is just that , an illusion . Chapo has absolutely nothing to gain . Just like Mochomo . Offer Chapo a plea bargain of 50 . Still that would be life . How many years can he live behind bars ? I think 12 more tops . Bet not half that .

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  9. fast, good coverage, many thanks chivas

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  10. Extraditing him before AMLO takes office because he most likely won’t be extraditing anyone. EPN has been ineffective in combating crime, well in truth he's been an awful President. This extradition does absolutely nothing to stop the bloodbath in Mexico.

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    1. U r right no more extradition under amlo

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  11. He's vest should read DEDO not Detenido.

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    1. 10:53 dediado is the word,
      after a little while they will sing on their mother,
      But it works, gets the weakest out of the game and leaves the real evil Mophakas as owners of the whole shebang.
      Killing in Sinaloa increased since La Chapa got arrested and nobody knows who to blame, probesitos.

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  12. Same story different again and again! Another filthy rat Mexican narco!
    Why isn't there corridos about all the justice nuthuggers!

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  13. Looks like Chapo and Mayo did have menchito held hostage inside prison! Kill chapitos and menchito dies and probably the rest of your family!
    Makes sense!

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  14. Chapo no longer has a case. The biggest snitch in mexican cartels is going to get snitched on. Karma

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    1. So far he has not said a word and the U.S is mad why do you think they have him worse than the terrorist in Guantanamo bay?? He has not snitched on anybody so time will tell but why you mad bro??? Relax wait until September when the trial starts

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    2. Chapo has done no deals with the US,they are treating him as though he bombed the whitehouse,talk about having a stacked deck.He deserves what he has coming,but the propaganda machine against Guzman is ridiculous.The vaunted US justice system,fuck outta here

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    3. I agree with 5:09 pm
      If he was "snitching"would the gov be treating him the way they are..
      Unless its all a farce and he is actually eating his favorite meals with his favorite drink along with his favorite kind of call girl and spilling all the beans
      I believe the former

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    4. Who is the biggest criminal
      --A Mexican narco who kept doing business for 40+ years and moving shit after the American jefes got caught
      and were forced to take it easy...
      --or somebody who has been a drug dealing money laundering associate of Russian mafiosos after betraying his Italian and American maffiosi associates he has know for all of his 70 years of life, and who sure learned something from American witch hunter Roy Cohn...there are big and small criminals,
      we should prioritize

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  15. I don’t get it.. Supposedly Mayo’s kids were all arrested too but there aren’t any pics (except Vicente)?

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    1. They will all be out in the next year. Vicente,and Sera, most likely by end of year. Gordo will be out. Mayo's new prez will release him.

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    2. 8:33 "Mayo" or AMLO,
      who gave you the exclusive?

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    3. Don't be blind....it's pretty obvious.

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  16. Antes le hacian corridor. Ahora el va a cantar.

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  17. Mencho sent a group of elite michoacanos hit man to sinaloa to help the damasos but got smash by the sinaloa pistoleros got eaten for break fast weak gun man then the damasos hit men held their grown but at last the best survive good bye damaso im still gone hear the corrido
    El nino de oro de san luis potosí

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    1. Once again chinolas talking out their nalgas lol

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    2. Those guys didnt look so elite. And I believe, it was Mencho who had that whole crew chopped up. That was all Damaso, and his lil snake son. They had it made. Of course they were gonna have to report to Ivan. So..They couldve still been rolling deep. Heavy is the crown.

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    3. Why do michoacanos always think its a chinola talking bad about them when this guy nick name says where he is from lmao plenty of mexicans dont like people from mich

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    4. Pay attention....hes from san luis potosi....u idiot

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    5. Sinaloa don't want none from Michoacán. If Michoacán ever wnet to war with Sinaloa chinolas would lose. sinaloenses shit their pants even mayo knows better don't run your mouth on here

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    6. What's true is that Mencho punked Mayo

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    7. The only thing elite about Michoacan is is their tortas!

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    8. When did mencho punk mayo never heard of this

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  18. He looks rough. He looks like he aged 20 years in a matter of a year. Enjoy ADX.

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  19. Salieron mas ratas que gallos esos de Sinaloa lol pero en sus corridos eran mas chingones que Rambo lol

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  20. Borderland Beat readers:

    EL CHAPO"S atty filed for a continuance today. I will write an article and post tomorrow.

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    1. I would expect so. If they don't grant it. Then you know the railroad job is on. With all the hurdles they've put up, they have to get a continuance. Especially now that Damaso, and son are here. Shit is gonna fly. Chapo will have to talk some, to discredit their testimony. It's gonna be a freakshow.

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  21. Extraditions don't happen overnight like this one. This boy has already negotiated with the US gov't the 10 year prison plan like Vicentillo and Chino and other top Sinaloense dope dealers to spill his guts.

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  22. Maybe they can be cellmates together.They will have tons (pun intended ) to reflect on and lots in common!Heeheehee!

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    1. Damaso was the real deal, his cousin el pollo was a straight killer y el jaguar tambien uno murio con la marina el otro contra militares

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  23. Chapin can try but he's not getting off easy. He will definitely get life. He has no argument for his case. Even if he gets 40 years he will die in prison.. just saying

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    1. Hey man Orale esse Pancito, ya saying Mijo, he will rot in de prison.

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  24. Damaso tracionaste a los patrones Sr Chap y Sr Mayo .pagaras tu traicion.

    Atte: El Chino Antrax II

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    1. Si Damaso, te pasaste de lansa. Tambien tracionaste a Los Mayitos y Los Chapitos. pagaras tu traicion.

      Attend:El Chino Antrax III

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    2. Chino sang a whole fuckin opera on his own,so much so that we dont hear shit about him,fuckin PC case,wonder if he still has them snide loafers on,half assed james bondage

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    3. Callate guey tu no sabes nada. Damaso era un estorbo para el reinado de los Chapitos y los Zambada y estos ivan a darle mate tarde o temprano. Este guey no es decendencia de ellos y nomas un estorbo por eso se armo el pleito. Si piensas que podrian trabajar juntos despues de la captura de el Chapo estas bien equivocado y no sabes como funcionan las mafias.

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    4. Damaso siempre fue gente. Aki los ke kerian todo el pastel fueron los hijos del chapo no comenten mentiras señores

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    5. @5:34pm ... Loved those 'snide loafers'...Chino dressed impeccably but what a massive fright when his face was published.

      Canadian girl

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    6. Chinito, orale compa. Refresco a la neta guey, si...

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    7. @9:03, then they should have killed them.

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    8. 9:03 Chapo's sons want Daddy's business to go and spend the rest of their lives in prison with him, after hiding in the hills for a few years, sure, yes, they do.
      Or thing that does not help is the need for FED hats and all that propaganda, that amateurism burns anybody's welcome.

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  25. from gangster to diputation this shit just happen in Mexico city https://www.puntomedio.mx/de-ex-pandillero-a-diputado/

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    1. Tf is wrong with u. Politicians are worst than this cholo mata perros.

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  26. Damaso came from an educated family I believe his father held a govt position. He was by no means as street savvy as a shark like chapo or mz he got eaten alive and played the only card he felt he had left. As for jr he was doomed and decided he didn't want to be a mafioso anymore. It's funny how most of these high level capos talk down to the us and claim we're "visiosos" yet they run to uncle Sam's waiting arms like a crying little girl lmao no que my bravos cabrones?? Les faltaron los huevos putos

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    1. @3:08 ...like a crying little boy...many little girls nowadays have more chutzpah than boys

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    2. Just because someone didn't grow up poor doesn't mean they should be taken lightly. Damaso was no punk and he wasn't dumb. If was either of those no way El Chapo would have trusted him like he did.

      He got greedy for power and underestimated Los Chapitos. He made the move against Los Chapitos and it backfired but he wasn't 'eaten alive'.

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    3. 3:08 Well, daddy damaso El Lic. felt real fancy living on El DF in Mexico city, living in his high rise and going to the gym all the time, I wonder who kept him there, foreign diplomats, local big city politicians, the melitary or the federal police, that is needed more than knowing if La Chapa es su compadre or su comadre.

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  27. El Gallo va cantar

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  28. 3:08 everybody runs out of eggs or balls, or "arrestos" when the Godfather is gone for good, but if you Get Smart you deal everybody else's ass away, like Colombo Family capo Michael Franzese, whose own father green lighted for betraying his omerta, but he is alive and free, a writer, and a movie consultant AND HAPPY, But he would not talk or bad mouth about the man that put him in prison...

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