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Friday, April 30, 2021

'Mayito Gordo', Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking in San Diego, California

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Ismael Zambada Imperial, alias "El Mayito Gordo", was arrested in 2014 and quietly extradited to the US in 2019. He is one of the sons of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Ismael Zambada Imperial, alias "El Mayito Gordo", son of Sinaloa Cartel drug kingpin Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in San Diego, California.

In his plea agreement, Zambada-Imperial admitted to being a "major coordinator" of the Sinaloa Cartel, which including importing and distributing ton quantities of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana from Mexico to the US. He also admitted to ordering acts of violence to further the criminal activities of the cartel.

Zambada-Imperial agreed to forfeit US$5 million.

As reported by Keegan Hamilton from Vice News, Zambada-Imperial only admitted to shipping around 450 kg of cocaine and 90 kg of heroin.

"Those are relatively small quantities for a cartel that moves tons of drugs. Not exactly 'major coordinator' amounts", he said on Twitter today.

His sentencing is scheduled a year from now, on 29 April 2022. He faces at least 10 years in prison as a "mandatory minimum" but could be sentenced up to life. The conviction also comes with a potential fine of up to $10 million.

Since Zambada-Imperial has been in custody for about five years, it is likely that the presiding judge will give him credit for time served. Zambada-Imperial also has no previous criminal convictions in the US, a factor that will likely grant him leniency when he is sentenced.

Because Zambada-Imperial is not a US citizen (unlike his half-brother Serafin Zambada Ortiz), he will be removed or deported from the US after his sentence is concluded. Judge Sabraw said that it was likely that he would be denied legal entry to the US in the future.

The 2013 indictment against him outlines the operations of the Sinaloa Cartel. The indictment describes how the cartel uses just about every mode of transportation to move a variety of drugs. When these drugs reach the US, they are stashed in safe houses along the border before they are distributed across the country.

The profits are then funneled through sophisticated money laundering schemes or smuggled back into Mexico in bulk cash. This money is then used to pay cartel members and leaders, corrupt public officials, and/or reinvested into the business or the formal financial system.

Zambada-Imperial's indictment says that the US government is seeking to forfeiture several assets, including a Cessna plane, a Mercedes McLaren, and two Lamborghinis.

His father, El Mayo, is the main defendant in the indictment. He ran the Sinaloa Cartel along with notorious drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, who is currently in prison for life in the US.

Other of Zambada-Imperial's siblings are also mentioned, including Ismael "Mayito Flaco" Zambada Sicairos and El Chapo's son Ivan "Chapito" Archivaldo Guzman Salazar. These two are at large and are believed to be hiding in Mexico.

Two of El Mayo's children have been convicted in the US. Vicente Zambada Niela ("El Vicentillo"), who testified against El Chapo during his Brooklyn trial, and the younger Serafin Zambada Ortiz, who was released in 2018 after a short stint in prison.

Sources: Keegan Hamilton (Twitter); San Diego Union Tribune; Infobae

Ismael Zambada Imperial Aka El Mayito Gordo Plea Agreement by MX on Scribd

51 comments:

  1. Vato panson se te llego tu dia.

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    1. Eso le pasa por andar ahi de caliente, teniendo un rich daddy tenia que aventarse a la cagada.
      Pinche huevón pendejo.

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  2. I wish someone would mention that in the 90's they started pushing weed with HBO series kinda crapping on Mexico in the end. Canada and America's intelegence agincies just worked to get ephedrine out of here and totally let weed inin Caanda and America under the guise of a liberal Hollywood so anti racist when they ended up not showing that is almost a trillion dollars a year industry raped and stolen from the Sinaloa cartel and all of Mexico. So that was done and the boarder got so damn tight they cut off weed. Who traded crystal meth for weed? Who traded coke for all Latin America? I love Mexico with all of my heart. I scream and cry for what they did to you to us to the best most beautiful ancient amazing huge civilization put to Santa Barbra type of rich kids for a Looney toons show. Clouds don't clouds look like alien ships to you sometimes? Frits Kilo was given to a Nearby Weinsteincorperatiom and my girl Katie my beautiful sweet non slut ever actress should have played the part. They distroyed the art community in the the drug and gun running community. I wish we could stop cokane from coming in here on a boycott for starving out all of mexicos villages of cocain and just give walstreet back it's crank from WW2 make coke so damn expensive and legalize weed in Columbia what are they gonna do nuke you with the whole world legalizing it fuck that inpots exports slegally!

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    1. @4:51 What are you smoking?

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    2. That made literally no sense.

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    3. Now that was out there! Thanks bro lol

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    4. 6:03 nothing, officer...

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    5. 6:03
      I want what they're smoking!!

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    6. 4:51 mejor escribelo en Español, no entendi nada!

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    7. This guy smoking ephedrine!🤣🤣🤣
      He went from the south to the north to the east and ended up in the west!!!
      Malditas drogas!!

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  3. Chivis, so what happened to serafin im so confused?

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    1. Released in 2018, lives in the US since he is a US citizen.

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/03/son-of-mayo-zambada-describes.html

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2018/09/serafin-zambada-ortiz-released-from.html

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    2. Lol MX is a man. He is not Chivis😂

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    4. Serafin is back home in El Salado.

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  4. People talk about how Mayo and chapo Isidro will be the ones to never be caught but mayito flaco and chavo Felix will also never be caught, I predict chapitos will be caught when they’re older like their dad

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    1. Chapitos have been caught before, by the law and other criminals but they were released.

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    2. 5:16 I agreed but Chapitos going down soon

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    3. your predictions are coming out of your ass though. unless you can show the bribes they give, and to who..as well as the correlation with previous capos brides, plus actions that lead to their arrest...your just speculating.

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  5. good day at BB today, what a day to close a Friday. starting with the narcomantas post which was excellent, all the good stories, now with this.

    thanks to Buggs, Chivis (i know you lurk around here), Yaqui, MX, redlog, Sol,etc.

    blessings from New Mexico.

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    1. Chivis is chilling in Norway, no TV, no wifi out de,-stressing.

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  6. They can’t take my Mercedes McLaren. 💀

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  7. IM SURE HES PROUD OF HIS SNITCHING FATHERS LEGACY 😀😀😀 HE WISHES HE WAS MENCHOS SON

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    1. @5:25 I bet Mencho's son and daughter rn wish their dad wasn't in the game either.

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    2. @5:25
      put the pipe down JR! That stuff will make you do/say stupid things.

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  8. https://www.facebook.com/105624182802445/posts/4720786301286187/


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    Apparently Vicentillo has been released.

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  9. El vincente y el rey zambada estan libres

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  10. Why do sinaloas snitch so much?

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  11. Chivis Aka MX
    El Niño is out!

    https://zetatijuana.com/2021/04/el-vicentillo-hijo-de-el-mayo-ya-no-esta-en-ninguna-prision-de-eu/?fbclid=IwAR2-vbkH8zu5SgbXpN-M8pI7njuwnC1wblpvJtV38UeNkIjnmYD26LoHAAM

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  12. SNITCH and get a lighter sentence just like his BROTHER El vicentillo..
    MEXICAN capos get rapped..

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    1. Yes snitching pays off, if you were locked up for sentence of 15 years, you would be singing like a canary to serve lesser time.

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    2. 8:59 or maybe dont do the crime if you cant do the time! Este consejo te doy porque tu compa caguaman soy!!! Aaaaaaaa!!!

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    3. Apuesto ke no dura ni 5 minutos en la yarda ayi pura gente de los hermanos

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    4. 9:41 that is what I was thinking, don't do the crime, if you don't want to do the time, it's greed.
      They don't think of the consequences. Just like a Romeo wants to take her to bed for pleasure, but did not use a condom and a baby is on the way.

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    5. Guys like Menchito, Zambadas, and Guzman's, know they won't have to do the time. They cooperate and buy themselves out. Chapo is different. He pissed off everyone. Too brash, too reckless. If you earn for the org, you can get away with allot. If you start costing them, you'll be given up, or disappeared.

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    6. But no que muy bravos los de Sinaloa?

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    7. @8:16 it's not always that simple. Sometimes people take calculated risks. Others just say fuck it. I'm taking what I want, consequences be damned.

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  13. Vicentillo is headed home to sit on the throne

    https://www.sinembargo.mx/30-04-2021/3970031

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  14. El vicentillo y el rey zambada estan libres.

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  15. Debriefing (switching that is truthful,useful, and produces actionable intelligence) reduces the sentence, and with fed time, one is doing at least 85% before supervised release, being a rat has its rewards, if you can keep from getting killed.

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  16. https://extraoficial.mx/el-vicentillo-ya-no-esta-en-una-prision-de-eeuu-revelan-autoridades/

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    1. Name your state dummy

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    2. Jajaja snitchloa is a perfect fit for cds members!

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  18. Amazing the amount of woman on this site commenting about Vicente’s release. Don’t worry he has enough for all of you to enjoy!

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    1. Ahi guey!!! Lla salio au mujer a protejerlo🧖🏽‍♀️

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  19. He will get a slap on the wrist just like both of his brothers

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