Saturday, April 11, 2020

Busted in Chicago suburbs, top aide to cartel boss ‘El Mencho’ wanted grenade launchers: prosecutors

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   from: Chicago Sun Times

They say Luis Alderete, awaiting trial on federal drug charges, is part of the Jalisco New Generation cartel and wanted the weapons because ‘it’s wartime’ in Mexico.



A top lieutenant to the brutal Jalisco New Generation drug cartel boss known as “El Mencho” who’s facing federal drug charges in Chicago tried to buy grenade launchers and assault rifles because “it’s wartime over here” in Mexico, according to federal authorities.

They say Luis Alderete is part of the Mexican drug cartel that the Trump administration singled out as a threat to the United States in 2018. The cartel is a major drug supplier to the Chicago area, officials say.

Alderete is charged in federal court in Chicago with selling heroin to an informant for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Prosecutors say Alderete was part of a network supplying drugs to dealers in Chicago, southern Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and other states.


According to prosecutors, Alderete is a lieutenant of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as “El Mencho,” the shadowy and brutal cartel leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel who’s a fugitive facing a 2014 indictment in Washington.

El Mencho is vying with the Sinaloa cartel for control of drug markets in the United States now that infamous Sinaloa boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera is doing time at a federal prison in Colorado.

In 2018, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government was targeting El Mencho “from all sides and with every weapon we have.” The State Department has posted a $10 million bounty for his capture. Earlier this year, the DEA announced 600 people across the country, including 50 in Illinois and surrounding states, were arrested in a crackdown on the cartel.

Other high-level associates of El Mencho prosecuted in Chicago include Diego Pineda-Sanchez, sentenced to 15 years in prison for laundering money for him and other drug kingpins.

In 2018, Alderete’s brother Roberto Alderete (above) was arrested in Kentucky with two pounds of methamphetamine. Charged with drug trafficking, he told federal agents his brother supplied the drugs and was a high-level player in the cartel, prosecutors say.

The brothers both appear to be about 30 years old, though public records give varying dates of birth for them.

In March 2019, Luis Alderete was in Mexico when he contacted a government informant who’d worked with his brother, authorities say. Alderete sent the informant photos of cocaine-processing labs and asked for assault rifles and grenade launchers, saying, “It’s wartime over here,” according to a DEA report.


The Jalisco New Generation cartel is engaged in battles on many fronts in Mexico. The cartel is entrenched in more than two-thirds of the states in Mexico and fighting to control the others. It helped drive the violence that led to more than 35,000 people being killed last year in Mexico, the most since the 1990s, according to U.S. intelligence reports.

The ongoing cartel wars have seen rockets used to shoot down aircraft operated by the military and the police. In 2015, the Jalisco New Generation cartel is accused of shooting down a military helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing eight soldiers and a police officer.

On March 22, 2019, Alderete told the informant that they would meet in a few days in Paducah, Kentucky, and if their deal worked out, he’d supply the informant with any quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana the informant wanted, according to a DEA report that didn’t say whether Alderete followed up on the weapons.

One of Alderete’s customers was a methamphetamine dealer who got arrested in southern Illinois, authorities say. Alderete is accused of telling the informant he knew the customer was talking to the feds and that the cartel would have him killed. At the time, the man was in federal custody in southern Illinois on drug charges. He’s serving a 22-year prison term.

Alderete had communicated with the informant on a cell phone and on Facebook using a pseudonym, according to the DEA. His Facebook account had a profile picture of Our Lady of Holy Death, a folk saint worshiped by some Mexicans, including cartel figures, officials say.

Alderete

Alderete was arrested last year in the Chicago suburbs after he sold heroin to a DEA informant who’d been paid $18,000 and was receiving immigration benefits for helping law-enforcement officials, according to court records.

On June 18, Alderete delivered 1.5 kilograms of heroin to the informant in Rosemont, according to prosecutors. DEA agents said they found another 6.5 kilograms of heroin at his associate’s hotel room in Glen Ellyn.

The judge in Alderete’s case in Chicago ordered him jailed without bail as a danger to the community and flight risk.

Prosecutors and Alderete’s lawyers have discussed a “potential resolution of this matter short of trial,” but that’s on hold because of restrictions on moving federal detainees during the COVID-19 pandemic, court records show.

Alderete is being held in the Kendall County Jail. His brother is serving 15 years at a federal prison in California for a drug conviction in Kentucky.

Contributing: Jon Seidel

47 comments:

  1. In Chicago? He could always just phone Eric Holder... That's guy has experience in shipping weaponry south.

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    1. Ahhhh!!!! Lmao!! Good one 3:14!!!

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    2. I was just thinking that. Remember el z mamitos declaration. " well we had to smuggle weapons in cars across el rio. But the gulf, they said the government sold them the weapons. So one may ask how they got so many of them". This was when fast and furious came out and mamito was caught.

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    3. 3:14 do you know how much money Eric Holder makes every year from shipping weapons to Mexico?
      And which bank cashes his commissions or offshores them?
      --Because I suspect you are one motherfacking liar throwing crap outta your ass.

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    4. 10:31....Ya..Makes sense theyd sell them to CDG at that tkme. F&F was all about controlling the spreas of the Zs

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    5. "Fast and Furious" came out after zetas of El Piolin's killed Zapata and other migras, its predecessor "Operation Wide Receiver" That started the operation when W was still presidente also came out but mysteriously receives no propaganda, because W was still white, and the Tea Party was still not kown as a russian asset.

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    6. 3:14 I regret to inform you that Eric Holder is not in office, as a matter of fact, he is retired.

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  2. Pendejo...you dont text...if u do .use code words...pinchi vatillo estupido.

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    1. You realize feds can decipher code probably easier than plain text!!! Pendejos like you watch movies and dont know anything!!

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    2. Que onnda vato! I’m gonna need 60 oranges, 35 apples, as many grapes as you can get and about 10,000 bananas to go along with those oranges! When can you bring them down? It’s pretty bad out here and we need more!!!!

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    3. Deciphering codes is harder to prove in court. Openly asking like this is stupid as fuck. Most medium to big players dont communicate through text at all. Dont be so quick to call others down when it's clear who the one is who watches to many movies.

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    4. The thing about text is it NEVER goes away and they DONT NEED A WARRANT to have the phone companies send it over.

      Its stored on servers forever and the Supreme Court ruled that sense it is stored on servers and any reasonable person would know this, that there is no presumption of privacy hence no invasion of privacy could possibly exist.

      So they can go back in 20 years and ask the NSA, "what phone numbers has this guy been associated with for the pr3vious 20 years?" Then call the cell phone carriers and have them send over every single record.

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    5. Those fat nalgas are no "top Mencha operatives"
      Judt a facking mama's boy what's ate too many tacos.
      Better watch it with your Independence Day's fireworks.
      Stick to stink bombs and rotten tomatoes, and for Sol a whipped cream pie on the snout for not working hard enough.

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    6. heres a easy one if u want to communicate with some one you both creat emails and share each others address and password then communicate via saved messages then theres no data tranfer. Ciao

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    7. @7:46am yeah that what chapo used as one of his communication methods still got caught and the feds intercepted the messages still so yeah it’s not that easy.

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  3. Nice work, Chivis!!

    Doesn’t this eerily sound familiar to the Zambada/Flores transcripts?

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    1. nah...not mine, sun times are awesome. Love their work.
      and yes i was immediately reminded of the z/flores transcripts. :)

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    2. I too was reminded of the Flores twins! Thank you and the Sun Times for getting the story out. Happy Easter and Many blessings. Peace.

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    1. The real
      Rat is that informant getting papers for being a spineless traitor, he is the same type of criminal as all of them but he was given a reward to turn over them, why be in it if you have no balls, hope they find him.

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  5. Alderete was arrested last year in the Chicago suburbs after he sold heroin to a DEA informant who’d been paid $18,000 and was receiving immigration benefits for helping law-enforcement officials, according to court records.

    Just so people know this is how the DEA and Law Enforcement have been doing things since the 70s. The majority of the people who end up in prison for drug offenses have all fallen victim to this.

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  6. Facebook messenger. Smh. Not even Whatsapp or Telegram

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  7. What are the chances that Mencho actually knows who this guy is?

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  8. The brother gets 15 years and he snitched on his hermano? That’s a shit deal. He must have recanted his statements and stopped cooperating.

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  9. No future in the drug GAME... You have to watch out for snitches, informants, cops, DEA, bajadores and even your so called friends..
    Specially if mexican, these white boys have a hard on for MEXICAN capos.. They wait till they get big and then take them down causing a disruption in the cartel and in turn causing the cartels to break and creating more violence..
    Stop the PRODUCTION from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and stop the CHEMICALS from China to reach 🇲🇽 and PROBLEM SOLVED.. No drugs, but of course the government NEEDS the DRUGS to keep flowing.. WAR ON DRUGS IS A JOKE

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  10. Read this few days ago. For those who say CJNG don't snitch!

    Case closed

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  11. He does not look very happy. His life just got turned upside down. Was it worth it?

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    1. Chasing a momentary illusion with the end result of living an honest life.
      This is what the majority of detainees stipulate.
      Nevertheless, the glorification of money & hot chicks who never bat an eye when broke seems to be the thing for many.

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  12. execute this pos

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    1. 8:11 naaah, two years in prison and this loco will look like El Canelo, but with more miles on the muffler.
      Unless he gets life in prison like jeff fort and Noah, george and john Robinson, brothers of rev Jesse Jackson the Chicago El Rukn associates of Muhammar Khadafy, these were planning terrorist attacks on the US, MISTER Alderete only wanted to do war with mexican cartels in Mexico.

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  13. A top lieutenant of mencho but he's personally still doing drug deals of small quantities you could say. Also not using code words? Like really... He really thought because he had an anonymous Facebook profile he was ok to talk without some kind of code words lol

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  14. Apparently CJNG doesn't know that the americans dont f around. They will be locked in prison so long they will want to take their own lives. CJNG are terrorists. Keep piling up the dead CJNG.

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    1. Moron! The US plays ball as long as you have money even if you’re locked up like Chapo you can bet he gets special treatment but the public is told otherwise stop being naive in thinking these guys are finished when they hit US.

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    2. All cartels are terrorists. Some just pay the astronomical fine for a slap on the wrist.

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  15. Oh, when the U.S decides to prosecute the Cuinis clan we're going to see how fast CJNG turns on eachother and start snitching to reduce sentences. You wait and see.

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    1. These guys are not SNITCHALOAS

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    2. they are chilangos.

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  16. Pinches ratas. Giving up your own carnal. Pinchi mierda.

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  17. I read the article and I don't see where his brother SNITCHED.. I keep on seting informant but don't see how that was his brother. His brother got charged for selling to an undercover

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    1. Did you read it it says when his brother was arrested he told them his brother was in charge and who knows what other information he gave. So his brother SNITCHED on his own brother what do you think he said about other associates?

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  18. He delivered 1.5 kg of heroin to the police basically this guy is fcked lol

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    1. 10:49 y pi u are facked if you import 5 kilos "or more", selling to undercover is a 6 month and out the first time, 2 years the second.
      But if you rat it comes down fast.
      The Flores twins got to keep their earnings (about 2 Billion dollars with properties) and will be out soon, the former wife of Latin King Kato Rangel might even still be waiting for her own twin who accused Kato of stealing to get him murdered and out of the way and get his girl...

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    2. The bad thing is the heroine he sold was probably stepped on with a low grade quality. Only to receive the full penalty.
      What an idiot. Something his parents are saying over and over again.

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    3. 10:49 if you talk it doesn't matter if it was one ton pure cocaine, grifa, heroin, meth...6 months and out.
      What matters is to get the business in and the competition out of it, in prison maybe.

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  19. His bros in lompoc- theyll kill him in there
    Thought cds had chicago on lock

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  20. what kind os stupid mf knowing their is heat from LEO is trying to do business on FB messenger. TODO PENDEJO ALV, por creerse intocables los agarran alv jajaja. The greatest dealers and traffickers are ones we know very little or nothing about because they follow procedures an dsteps to protect themselves. ;)

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