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Saturday, May 1, 2021

'El Vicentillo', Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Is No Longer In a US Federal Prison

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Vicente Zambada Niebla ("El Vicentillo"), former high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel and son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, is no longer in a US federal prison. This information was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) a few hours ago.

“With the information that we have available at this time, we can tell you that Vicente Zambada-Niebla is not in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP),” a spokespersons for that agency wrote in response to questions from The Associated Press (AP).

The BOP did not say when and why Zambada-Niebla was no longer in a US federal prison.

The US Marshals Service, which takes prisoners who have entered the US Federal Witness Protection Program (WPP), did not confirm or deny that Zambada-Niebla was in their custody.

"[We] do not confirm or deny any information about anyone who may or may not participate in the Witness Protection Program. We also did not provide details on the movement or location of prisoners," said James P. Stossel in a written statement.

Zambada-Niebla's name no longer appears in the BOP's online inmate look-up portal. His release date is also not found in any electronic database of the US government. His attorney, who was contacted by the AP, did not offer a comment.

Although some sources are claiming that Zambada-Niebla was released from prison, this is not necessarily proven. Prisoners who enter the WPP are removed from the BOP's database and the general prison population. This may be the case for Zambada-Niebla.

His uncle Jesús "El Rey" Zambada is also not in BOP custody. He testified in Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's 2019 trial along with Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez and Jorge Milton Cifuentes.

On the other hand, another son of El Mayo, Ismael Zambada Imperial, known as "Mayito Gordo", pleaded guilty on Friday to drug trafficking in a court in San Diego, California. He will be sentenced by a judge in a year.

Background

From the time he was a boy, Zambada-Niebla was groomed to be the future leader of the cartel. He was, after all, the eldest son of El Mayo. The throne of the Zambada faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful drug trafficking groups, was arguably his by birthright. 

Zambada-Niebla followed his father's footsteps for years and became his top lieutenant and emissary. But his ill-fated attempt to quit the cartel landed him in prison.

He was arrested in Mexico in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in the US in 2019. Citing his "extraordinary and unprecedented" cooperation, US prosecutors agreed to this sentence instead of giving him life imprisonment. For time served, his expected release date was sometime in 2024 or earlier for good conduct.

Zambada-Niebla was one of the star witnesses in the trial of El Chapo in Brooklyn, New York.

Zambada-Niebla testified that El Chapo, with whom he worked, had contacts in the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He also confirmed that he had two telephone conversations, monitored by the US government, with his father while he was already imprisoned in the US.

Both calls occurred in 2012. According to Zambada-Niebla's testimony, the conversations were mostly trivial and about how both were doing at a personal level. However, he also asked his father about information on other drug traffickers that the DEA could investigate and eventually track down.

One of El Chapo's attorneys said that shortly after Zambada-Niebla's call with El Mayo, El Chapo was arrested. He suggested that El Mayo may have given US authorities information that led to his capture.

Sources: Chicago Tribune; Univision; Borderland Beat archives

88 comments:

  1. Well, Chapitos are definitely going to war with Mayo now fully I would assume.

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    1. You assume wrong my child

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    2. I seen people say that he set his dad up by asking questions over the phone knowingly it was being recorded. What a lot of people may not have thought of is all prison calls in the US are recorded. Especially people like Vicente. Mayo knowingly answered his questions, and the report from AP even said that back when Chapo was finally apprehended for the last time, shortly before that on the same day Mayo and Vicente had a phone call where it was believed that Mayo told Vicente over the phone where Chapo was. Honestly, all they did was the same thing Chapo did to others like he did with Arturo by turning his brother in to get his son freed. I believe Mayo will not shun his son, that’s his first born. He will defend him to the bitter end. Mayo vs Chapitos full war is coming soon sadly. Definitely not the time to splinter even further apart while fighting RCQ as well as CJNG. He was released early by the US for more then good behavior. They are going to use this as a means to splitting the CDS even further so CJNG will win and things will eventually calm back down some. Until they decide it’s Menchos turn. Classic CIA propaganda operation.

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    3. Chapitos war with Vicente? Hahahaha you are too Young

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  2. AAAAAaaaaaaachsnitch!!!!!! 🤧

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  3. El Sargento Phoenix Was Waiting For Vicente Zambada Release im sure Gato Negro Would Have Been Happy
    💀

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    1. Phoenix is dead

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    2. @6:31 Well he knows that. Thats why he used past tense words you idiot. “Was waiting” “Would have been”

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    3. He's dead but he was waiting for him while alive.

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  4. Feliz dia del niño Mz!! Tambien ya va ser tu mes ese bonito mes delas madres de mayo

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  5. Ayer si fue el Dia del Niño, El Niño Vicente, y hoy es el mes de Mayo 🤠 El Mayo Zambada.

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  6. Pinches sinaloas hacen corridos y son mas dedos que nada

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    1. Todos son dedos nomas que todo depende de quien tiene las buenas connecta

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    2. Jajaja ya empezaron los ponchos hijos de papás chilangos .

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  7. Good for him, he did his time and now it's time to move on!!!

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    1. @2:52am he did 'part time' with the ones he squealed on doing the time for him.

      Canadian girl 💋

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    2. Yeeeeeah real talk. Stay away from the game if I can’t do the Time

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  8. Snitchaloas looks like the Chaputos are not happy with all the snitching the Zambadas did that is why they are at war.

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    1. They are not at war dummy

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    2. Snitchaloas word is getting real old. Any new words you can learn my child?

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    3. 7:52 AM Mocorito is Zambadas and the Chaputos are sending their people at Government to take it from them. They want them out of the business and their is a reason they need to leave.

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    4. 7:52 in denial 😢

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    5. 12:59
      You said Mocorito, yo soy de los Chinos. If you know mocorito you know where los chinos is. They are different reasons why the fighting is going on. Lots of families involved some have to do with the biz others don’t but people are not seeing eye to eye and it’s created lots of heat within la Sierra.

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    6. 10:46 Ratas, Sapos, Gilbertonas, Back stabbers, Dedos, Jotos, Puños! Which one you like?

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  9. That’s crazy!!!!!! Does anyone think he would try to return Mexico? I doubt it!!!

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  10. Him and his brothers made all of Sinaloa look bad and weak.

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    1. Didnt chapo make Sinaloa look bad long befor vicentillo did remember all that snitching patas cortas did

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    1. 🤣 money? More like snitchloas talk! 🤣

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    2. Real talk! They talk all day 😂😂😂 @8:52

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    3. 8:52 Stop spamming cheerleader..real spit

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    4. 8:57 aint nobody cheerleading hes just saying it how it is

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    5. Yeah, like over $1 billion

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  12. All cds haters are throwing a tantrum on heart attack watch.....😭🤣😂😆

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    1. 7:48 AM Dummy this is the reason Chaputos are at war with the Zambadas Snitchaloas. We both know they are pissed off they snitched on their father.

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    2. 8:00 they are not in war tontito don't you get it I know you wish they were lol

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    3. 🤣 ugh yea like if the U.S. really needed vicentes testimony to convict chapo. Did you even see all the evidence they had against el chapo?

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    4. 8:15 AM Chinala yes they are things are going on that points to a war. The Zambadas need to go they are all documented snitches.

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    5. 1:01 you keep contradicting yourself to tontito first is they are at war now that things are going on so it points to a war quit trying to convince people with you're lies if a war does happen between cds everyone will know right away

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    6. 5:52 well CDS is at war and we all know except your stuck in denial

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    7. 6:57 CDS is not ar war dummy's don't you get it

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  13. I would think he is in Witness Protection and not released. He is never going back to Mexico, just like Osiel. He’s staying and will likely live an okay life with some money.

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    1. Like osiel? I’m from matamoros Bro his kid is out there now trying to run shit what makes you think his dad won’t go back? These guys are addicted to that lifestyle lol

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    2. Mexico witness protection program l😂, they cannot even protect thier citizens.

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    3. They never live an OK life. They're going to be miserable.

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    4. A Blessing if u ask me. Many wither & without a pot to piss in. Old money runs deep in his Family.

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    5. 8:30 - if Osiel goes back he's a dead man

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    6. Yea but it’s going to get crazy if that happens people loyal to him still

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    7. The stupidity on here is unreal.

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  14. They’re definitely not at war but yes tentions are really high right now. You would be surprised the amount of people who are loyal to both sides but if stuff doesn’t get cleared up top soon it’s on the verge of getting set off.. I know people on both sides of if and there is no war but there will be if it doesn’t get settled.. what you do have are small factions that clash here and there but that’s problems within them nothing to do with the señores.. EL DEL AREA

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    1. That's right!... and I think some US gov agencies and some Mex agencies are doing their utmotst to set the place on fire

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    2. 9:26 they are at war now go to bed

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  15. Cómo son alucines...anda libre desde los últimos de Febrero, primeros de Marzo...espero que el morro no se arrime a su tierra... si lo hace, el acuerdo de Testigo Protegido se lo quita la USA 🇺🇸 ...ya la libro que se ponga a trabajar....le van a regalar $3000 US al mes trabajé o no...el sueño americano

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  16. REYNALDO ZAMBADA GOT RELEASED TOO

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  17. VICENTE ZAMBADA IS THINKING ABOUT HIS RETURNING TO MEXICO BUT SEEING WHAT CHAPITOS WHEN THROUGH IN PUERTO VALLARTA HE WONT RETURN😃😃 HE'LL END UP IN MENCHOS WEB.

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    1. If vicente go to mexico Iván and Alfredo going to be the first to star sucking Vicente dick u dont know anything hahhaha

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    2. I don't bother reading comment in Caps lock.

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  18. Los Antrax 💀💀have been reactivated.
    El Peña el 20 and a heavily armed convoy of specially trained Antrax Operatives will be escorting el Señor back to Sinaloa.


    "Mi bandera es Mayiza, MZ representa"

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  19. THE LEGACY OF THE ZAMBADAS AND CDS WILL BE THAT OF RATS/SNITCHES😀😀

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  20. He prolly ratted on chino also because chapos second arrest and chinos arrest are months apart. Also his brothers arrest. All three arrests took part within a six month period.

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  21. So many people seem to have migrated over from the Narcofootage subreddit. While growing is probably good for the website, I hope it doesn’t essentially turn into that bc people used to post useful information in the comments instead of the “snitchaloas, chaputos, menchas” etc that’s so prevalent over there

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    1. before BB shutdown the first time it was like that

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    2. Yeah its killing me....go back to reddit. We need the forum back bad!

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  22. I am sure it didn't sit well with the menores that this guy dimed their pops out and now that he is released doesn't feel any better. El Sr knows this to! Something very big could be coming soon. Or it's squashed and los chapitos will try again to wipe out Cara de cochi en Caborca!.

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  23. All according to plan.

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  24. El patron is back but please stop calling him vicentillo that was never his nickname. He will slap you if you call him that.

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    1. Jajajaja more like he will snitch on you if you call him vicentillo🤣🤣🤣

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    2. Will he tell on me if I slap the dog shit out of him? @2:53

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    3. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  25. Mayo and his son ratted out el chapo as is alleged in the article.

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  26. Hes freaking handsome

    secret_management

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    1. Lol. Se pasaron chavalones!
      Hahahaha

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  27. Ántrax come back? Changuito Peña el 20 cheyo etc etc???

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  28. Any word from Sicario 00006 on what is gonna happen to Chente when he steps on Sinaloan soil.

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  29. Güero Palma to be set free (new orders according to article as of 5/1/2021, not the old rumor)
    https://zetatijuana.com/2021/05/juez-absuelve-a-el-guero-palma-y-ordena-liberarlo-sre-y-sspc-consultan-a-fgr-si-no-hay-mas-delitos/?fbclid=IwAR0oOd6lUlBlmxqOC7cN5Y7ekARIYtZ41cEpjNyAVbtxAXViXkTJ4Q0nCXE

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  30. Mientras el Mayo viva y Vicente quiera/pueda volver, tendrá su lugar esperándolo.

    Ahora es que El Mayo prepará todo para su relevo al 100%.

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  31. He’s back moving weight for the real cartel the US government

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    1. Had to put in a dumb comment.

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  32. THE ZAMBADAS FEAR MENCHO😀😀

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  33. Probably already relaxing on his 65 million dollar yacht on the french riviera

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  34. Pinches idiotas hablan por hablar como iva poner dedo si su papa es el jefe? No le mandaron decir el jefe y el chap que hiciera lo que tenia que hacer para salir que ellos se cuidarian... si cayo tanta gente es porque ya no servian y en igual de trozarlos pues los entregaron para negociar obvio es logica... todo esta arreglado chente es jefe y eso es sabido desde ase mucho su lugar ahi esta y eso lo sabemos todos solo los alucines y soñados hablan porque no saben... si los chapiyos tienen su lugar es porque el jefe quiere y en guerra con el?... jamas nadie la ase esta visto y comprobado, en la guerra todo se vale chavalones

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