Friday, February 21, 2020

Extradited to the U.S.: CJNG Background and indictment of El Menchito, the son of El Mencho leader of CJNG

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
First Court hearing held on Friday
Mexican agents hand over Menchito to U.S. agents
Menchito's first court appearance was held today; he entered a “Not Guilty” plea on all counts, and requested a court appointed attorney, additional hearing and scheduling information below.


According to federal authorities, Menchito, Ruben Oseguera Gonzales, a U.S. citizen, the son of El Mencho, was released from the Federal Criminal Court of Hermosillo, Sonora, and was transported by air to the U.S. 

Early  September, the Second Collegiate Court in Criminal and Labor Matters of Oaxaca denied the amparo protection which Oseguera Gonz√°lez intended to prevent his transfer to the United States. 

Below is the background and indictment of El Menchito. more than five years, Menchito was imprisoned in the Federal Penalties of the Altiplano, Oaxaca and Hermosillo. 

The government of Mexico has not issued a violence alert for any outbreak that may occur in “protest” of the extradition.
Leaving Hermosillo with U.S. Agents
Enters “Not Guilty” Plea today,  in first court proceedings:
Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey: Initial Appearance on Arrest Warrant/Arraignment as to RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ (1) Count 1,1s,2,2s held on 2/21/2020.
Not Guilty Plea entered by RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ (1) as to all counts. 
Oral Motion to Appoint Counsel held today. For  RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ  Heard and Granted.

Oral Motion by the Government for Temporary Detention (3 Day Hold) Heard and Granted.

Detention Hearing set for 2/26/2020 at 01:45 PM in Courtroom 6 
Status Hearing set for 2/28/2020 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 22A before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell.

Bond Status of Defendant: Defendant Held without Bond.
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The following press release from the department of justice in October 2018:
Justice, Treasury, and State Departments Announce Coordinated Enforcement Efforts Against Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion

The United States of America, through its Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State  announced today a series of measures to target and dismantle the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) – one of the largest, most dangerous drug cartels currently operating in Mexico. These measures include the unsealing of 15 indictments, the State Department’s approval of large rewards, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designations, and the establishment of a citizen tip-line.  

CJNG is one of the most powerful cartels in Mexico and the Department of Justice considers it to be one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations in the world, responsible for trafficking many tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the United States, as well as for violence and significant loss of life in Mexico.

Background

Founded in 2011, CJNG has grown in size and strength rapidly since its inception.  Today, the DEA estimates the CJNG exerts influence in 23 of 31 (75 percent) of Mexican states, including  key drug production and transportation corridors.  CJNG is a powerful drug cartel in Mexico as a result of the organization’s disciplined command and control, sophisticated money laundering techniques, efficient drug transportation routes, and extreme violence.  The cartel has also expanded globally, with significant presence and illicit business not only throughout the United States and Mexico, but also Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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“We will continue to hammer transnational criminal organizations like the Cartel de San Jalisco Nueva Generacion, or CJNG,” said Attorney General Sessions.  “The DEA has said for three years in a row that Mexican drug cartels are the single gravest drug threat that this country faces.  President Trump recognizes this, and the day I was sworn in as Attorney General, he ordered me to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including the cartels.  We have been faithful to that order.  Today, I am announcing 15 indictments returned against the leaders of CJNG. These indictments are our next steps—but not our last.  We will continue following President Trump’s order.”

“DEA has a strong partnership with the Government of Mexico that is demonstrated in the relentless pursuit of the violent leadership of the CJNG cartel,” said Acting Administrator Dhillon. “We will continue to work closely with our international partners to bring Nemiso Cervantes aka El Mencho to justice and dismantle drug cartels like CJNG.”

Unsealing of Indictments

Today, the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Mississippi, and the Eastern District of Virginia are announcing 15 indictments, some recently unsealed, against the following CJNG leaders, financiers, transporters, and sources of drug supply:

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka “Mencho”:  Oseguera Cervantes, 52, is the lead defendant in a three-count superseding indictment returned in the District of Columbia in 2017 alleging that he is the leader of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, conspired to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States, and has used a firearm during and in relation to these drug trafficking crimes.  In addition to the indictment in the District of Columbia, Oseguera Cervantes has also been charged with drug trafficking offenses in the Southern District of Mississippi (SDMS).  He is currently a fugitive and was designated as a “Kingpin” under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act by the Department of the Treasury in April 2015.

Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, aka, “Menchito”:  Oseguera Gonzalez, 28, Oseguera Cervantes’ son, served as the CJNG’s second in command until the time of his arrest by Mexican authorities in June 2015.  Oseguera Gonzalez is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the District of Columbia in 2017 alleging that between 2007 and February 2017, Oseguera Gonzalez engaged a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States and that Oseguera Gonzalez engaged in the use of a firearm during and in relation to one or more drug trafficking crimes.  Oseguera Gonzalez remains in Mexican custody and is currently pending extradition to the United States.

Abigael Gonzalez Valencia: Gonzalez Valencia, 45, the head of the “Cuinis” organization, is charged in a three-count indictment returned in the District of Columbia in 2014 alleging that he was a leader in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, conspired to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States, and used a firearm during and in relation to one or more drug trafficking crimes.  The CJNG has flourished in significant part because of its close affiliation with the Cuinis organization, which is the primary financial support network of the CJNG drug trafficking efforts.  

The Cuinis organization is composed of multiple members of the Gonzalez Valencia family.  The relationship between the Cuinis organization and the CJNG is cemented through both intertwined drug trafficking and money laundering dealings as well as familial relationships, including the marriage of one member of the Gonzalez Valencia family to CJNG leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes.  Gonzalez Valencia was designated as a “Kingpin” under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act by the Department of the Treasury in April 2015.  Gonzalez Valencia was arrested by Mexican authorities in February 2015 pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition.

Jesus Contreras Arceo, aka “Canasto”:   Contreras Arceo, 41, is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2017 alleging that between 2011 until March 2017, Contreras Arceo engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States and that Contreras Arceo engaged in a conspiracy to commit money laundering.  Contreras Arceo was arrested by Mexican authorities in July 2018 pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition.

Erick Valencia Salazar, aka “El 85”:  Valencia Salazar, 41, is charged in a one-count indictment returned in the District of Columbia in 2018 alleging that between 2003 until August 2018, Valencia Salazar engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States.  Valencia Salazar is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico.

Juan Perez-Vargas, aka, “Piolin”:  Perez-Vargas, 37, is charged in a two-count indictment returned in the Southern District of California in 2017 alleging that Perez-Vargas engaged in a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of narcotics for illegal importation into the United States.  Perez-Vargas was arrested by Mexican authorities in September 2017 pursuant to his charges in the United States and is awaiting extradition.

Diego Pineda Sanchez, aka “Botas” and Carlos Parra-Pedroza:  Pineda Sanchez, 33, and Parra-Pedroza, 35, are charged with 28 others in a 63-count indictment returned in the Northern District of Illinois in 2015, alleging that between 2011 and September 2014, Pineda Sanchez and Parra-Pedroza led a Mexico-based conspiracy to launder more than $100 million in narcotics proceeds belonging to Mexico-based drug traffickers, through the purchase and resale of gold.  

The evidence in the case established that Pineda Sanchez and Parra-Pedroza laundered most of these narcotics proceeds on behalf of CJNG and its leader, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes aka “Mencho.”  Pineda Sanchez and Parra-Pedroza have pleaded guilty to the money laundering conspiracy charges, and are facing a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  On Oct. 5, Pineda Sanchez was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison by the U.S. District Court in Chicago.  The Court will set a sentencing date for Parra-Pedroza at a status hearing on Nov. 1.  All other charged and arrested members of the conspiracy have pleaded guilty and have either been sentenced or are awaiting sentencing.

The following individuals linked to the CJNG have also been indicted as a result of the coordinated efforts against the cartel:
Oswaldo de Jesus Miramontes-Diaz, 44, was charged in the Central District of California in 2015. Miramontes-Diaz is currently serving a sentence pursuant to the charges in the United States;Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia, aka, “Lalo,” 41, was charged in the District of Columbia in 2016. He was arrested by Uruguayan authorities in April 2016 on these charges, and is awaiting extradition;
Jose Gonzalez Valencia, aka, “Chepa,” 42, was charged in the District of Columbia in 2016. He was arrested by Brazilian authorities in December 2017 on these charges, and is awaiting extradition;Ulises Yovany Mora-Tapia, aka, “Yiyo,” 33, was charged in the District of Columbia in 2016. Mora-Tapia is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico;Jorge Manuel Cobian-Gonzalez, 43, was charged in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2017. Cobian-Gonzalez is currently awaiting trial;Juan Manuel Abouzaid El Bayeh aka, “El Escorpion,” 45, was charged in the District of Columbia in 2017. Abouzaid El Bayeh is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico; andAlfredo Galindo-Salazar aka, “Tucan,” 47, was charged in the District of Columbia in 2018. Galindo-Salazar is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico.Treasury OFAC Designations

Since April 2015, OFAC has announced nine designation actions totaling 63 separate individuals and entities in Mexico tied to the CJNG and the Cuinis organization.  In the initial 2015 designation action, both Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes and Abigael Gonzalez Valencia were designated by OFAC as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.  These Kingpin Act designation actions targeting the CJNG and the Cuinis organization are among the most aggressive and targeted in OFAC’s history against Mexican drug trafficking organizations.  Based upon this series of OFAC designations, Mexican authorities were able to seize the Hotelito Desconocido, an exclusive boutique hotel on the Pacific coast of Mexico, which was controlled by members of Los Cuinis organization.  OFAC designations have allowed U.S. and Mexican government officials to follow the money of the CJNG and the Cuinis organization in an effort to disrupt their money laundering activities.

“Treasury has strategically targeted leaders of CJNG and the Cuinis organizations, as well as complicit family members, criminal operatives, and businesses under their control,” said OFAC Director Gacki.  “Our goal is to disrupt the cartels’ finances, which are overwhelmingly generated from drug sales that occur in the United States, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system.  OFAC is committed to working with the Department of Justice and Mexican counterparts in order to apply economic pressure on CJNG and the Cuinis organizations until they are effectively dismantled.”

As part of continuing efforts to cripple the operations of the CJNG, the U.S. Department of State has previously issued a number of rewards through the Narcotics Rewards Program for information leading to the arrest of critical CJNG operatives.  Previously, the Department of State issued rewards through the Narcotics Rewards Program for up to the amount of $5 million for information leading to the arrests of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, and Jose Gonzalez Valencia. Effective immediately, the Department of State is announcing an increase to the Narcotics Rewards Program reward for information leading to the arrest of the leader of the CJNG, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes aka, “El Mencho.”  Now $10 million, the reward is one of the largest ever approved for the Narcotics Rewards Program. Additionally, the Department of State is announcing a Narcotics Rewards Program reward for information leading to the arrest of high ranking CJNG member Erick Valencia Salazar, aka, “El 85,” in the amount of $5 million.  

Individuals with information about this organization should contact law enforcement authorities by calling 1-213-237-9990, via email at MENCHOTIPS@usdoj.gov, or via Twitter by contacting the handle, @DEALosAngeles.

“The $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of “El Mencho” is among the highest the Narcotics Rewards Program currently offers,” said Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Madison.  “This reflects the U.S. government’s strong commitment to bringing Oseguera Cervantes to justice.” 



52 comments:

  1. Excellent ūüĎć big time cartel bosses on American list wanted dead or alive.

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    1. Why don't they go after Russian or Chinese mobsters that are BIGGER than mexican capos? That's the real question

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    2. 137.you answer your own question.

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  2. animo menchito
    haahahaūü§£ūüėāūüėāūü§£

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  3. ūü§Ē... I wonder if the U.S is using Menchito as a witness to seal the casket on his uncle... make him spill the beans on the organization or go the way of El Mochomo... this is going to be another interesting trial.

    Whatever the case may be there has been a lot of extraditions during this presidential term.

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    1. But no...AmLo is in bed with all the cartels smh people miss el Prian so much

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    2. I wonder what agenda those people have@12:43

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    3. What uncle? You mean his father who is still free? You make no sense.

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    4. @9:22 I'm referring to his uncle, Abigail Gonzalez who's waiting to be extradited to the U.S. FYI Abigail's sister is Menchitos mom. They run "Los Cuinis DTO" which is an extension of CJNG or might even be one in the same. I believe there is another uncle that's also in prison who is waitingtobe extradited... Making more sense now?

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    5. @9:24 You tell 'em

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  4. He'll do 10 yrs he's young and couple million dlls saved up,he'll be ok

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    1. Is 10 years of prison really nothing? Vicente Zambada looks destroyed. Will he ever be the same?

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    2. 6:21 snitchloas cant take a year they are weak they are not made for a mens world, come on they even shave their arm pits thats how man they are

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    3. I guess we will finally see if Menchito is a rat or not.

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    4. @7:30....you should just shut up already you can’t spell and the point you’re trying to make albeit failing to is weak.

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    5. I agree @7:30. The difference is Vicentillo is a rat and was only tough around sicarios, let’s see what Menchito is made of @6:21

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    6. I agree. In a whispered voice- s-p-e-l-l-c-h-e-c-k.

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  5. I feel sorry for him. I'm not a CJNG fan boy like Chema but he really doesn't seem to be a bad dude. He looks like a good guy whose group of friends is formed only of girls because the boys make fun of him and I'm not sarcastic. He will probably spend a few years in a US prison, between 10 and 20, he will lose his youth there but hopefully he will learn his lesson...

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    1. No mames he was killing and disapearing people he is no good guy, but if you really ask me i dont know how deep he really was, i mean yea he had a lot of power cause of his dad but how much dirt do the usa really have on him i dont know, cause most and the worst crimes he did were in mexico

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  6. Ni pedo compa. Is time to pay for your crimes.

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  7. Attorney General Sessions?

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    1. Where have you been, he has not been in office for a while.

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  8. No que muy gran sicarios los del CJNG Grupo Elite ? But Menchoto got extradited!

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    1. Y al chapo que?? A todo puerco le llega su sabadito..al rato te toca que te den tronco.. o A los hijos del chaputo. Te duela o no
      Aqui las 4 letras vamos para arriba..saludos de Yurecuaro Michoacan.

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    2. I wouldn't be talking

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    3. @1;55 asustame panteon jajaja

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    4. Before kidnapping the families of the militares, those punk sicarios from CDS we're eating plomo and couldn't rescue Ovidio. Ya porque amenazando con matar a inocentes "rescataron" a su patrón los plebes se sienten muy chingones. Veremos en la próxima...

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    5. 1:55 uuyy uuyy si muy chingon muy narco,pinche pendejo mamahuevos dile a El "menso" q chingue su Madre pinche Indio traidor chillon ūüė≠ como cuando LFM lo tenian de rodillas chillando q no lo mataran como rata...ūüĖēūü§£ūüėā

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    6. Las inicas 4 letras que rifa en michoacan es LNFM

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    7. 1:19 half of cds capos got extradited so what does that make CDS weak?

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    8. All those fools talking about mencho getting kicked out of michigan, remember when chapo got kicked out of mexico by ramon arellano?

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    9. @1:55 Que onda wey√≥n, ya pudieron controlar La Piedad o a√ļn no??? No he ido para tus rumbos.

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    10. AnonymousFebruary 21, 2020 at 6:23 PM
      Before kidnapping the families of the militares, those punk sicarios from CDS we're eating plomo and couldn't rescue Ovidio. Ya porque amenazando con matar a inocentes "rescataron" a su patrón los plebes se sienten muy chingones. Veremos en la próxima...

      hay una cosa que no entienden. el porque se actuo de esa forma. en mazatlan el chapo estaba con ema y sus hijas. ovidio estaba con su esposas y sus hijas. entiendes ahora.?? el enojo de ivan fue que llegaron a la casa con la familia. por que no lo agarraron en otro lugar.??? por que sabian que estando la familia no las pondria en peligro. no es la misma estar con tu familia que andar engentado por alguna oficina o cualquier otro lugar.JAGL

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    11. Entonces se hubieran puesto de acuerdo en donde los iban a capturar para que no estuvieran sus familias ayi? Si son narcos, saben a lo que se meten y al peligro en que meten a sus familiares. No importa como la pongas, eso de tomar a inocentes y amenazarlos para liberar a un chilion mal nutrido hijo de papi no es justo o respetable @9:05

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    12. 5:57 ya llevan rato controlando

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    13. Sucario 006 chapo didnt get extradiated?? Ratatillo didnt snitch on the supposed great chapo and chapitos didnt do shit?

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    14. @8:13 Apoco, yo cuando anduve ahí en Yurécuaro la gente decía que había como 7 cárteles en La Piedad. Creo que el CJNG no la tiene tan fácil como dices amigazo.

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  9. Same as the zambada boys theull be out in a few years

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    1. Mayo partnered up with Mencho about 10yrs ago! Same playbook

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  10. Impressive work, Chivis!

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  11. So why do they go after the family is he even a criminal or is becuase they can never catch somebody the go after the family that's a bunch of bs fuck the US

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    1. They did that with Mochomo,pinches Yankees ardidos they couldn’t get el Barbas so they gave Mochomo a life sentence after all he was scheduled to be released 2014 from prison but instead got extradited to the US.

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    2. This guy was privy to killing many mexicans.menchito is CJNG payaso,you should be saying well done big brain

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  12. The Zambada deal. Get them out of MX advised them to roll over bust a few underlings get them out of jail but father still boss

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  13. The United States is so lame.....every time they send these cartel leaders to prison they get stronger and stronger.......the cartels recruit from prison, this is how they make their US contacts....US are idiots

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    1. 312 so your solution is to just allow these cartel leaders to operate freely??? Maybe just put them in house arrest??? Oh you were joking... your comment is just another blame the USA BS... that’s already old...

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  14. Some high officials are creating the groundwork for the Chapitos to rule the narco trade in Mexico in a few years. CJNG will be finished like the Zetas. Mayo is an old hag with one foot in the grave and another foot on a banana peel.Mayo's children don't call the shot anymore. I think Chapitos time has come to very soon rule the Mexican narco trade.

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    1. I think a lot of "juniors" who are the age of Chapitos are creating a new federation. I hope the next generation of narcos understand is stupid to fight like that.

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  15. The word on the street is that the search bloc has zeroed in on mencho but the Mexican government won’t let the U.S. arrest him just yet. They are just suppose to keep following him until the word is given.

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    1. They been knew where Mencho's been hiding. The US can pinpoint an arrival time of an Iranian general using bribes and technology, u don't think they got the drop on mencho? Mexicans would snitch on their mothers for a few dollars. They prob know where and when he takes a shit every morning. The Mexican gov is surely the obstacle. Mexican sovereignty gettin in the way again...

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  16. If the bosses all get caught
    Think of the horriable shit that would happen when guys like that shooter in the last video takes over?
    Now that is a scary thought
    I hope really hope that shooter and the camera guy in that video get put down like rabid dogs they are soon

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  17. He already got replaced.. Drug war is a joke

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