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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Héctor "El Güero" Palma Released From Prison and Re-Arrested Minutes Later

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Sinaloa Cartel founding member Hector "El Güero" Palma was released from prison on Tuesday morning after he was absolved of his organized crime charges over the weekend.

However, he was re-arrested outside the penitentiary and taken to Mexico City due to an outstanding arrest warrant. The details of this new arrest warrant were not revealed by press time.

Palma left the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 ("Altiplano") under heavy security. Over 30 members from the National Guard (GN) and the Attorney General's Office (FGR) helped during his re-arrest and transfer to Mexico City.

It has now been revealed why Palma was absolved. Mexican media outlets have explained that the FGR did not sufficiently prove that Palma was responsible for leading drug trafficking operations from 1989 to 1995, the year he was captured.

Victor Francisco Chavez Romero, the judge from Jalisco who absolved Palma, explained that there were several contradictions in the witnesses who testified against Palma. In addition, he said that the witnesses were not properly vetted and that their testimonies were extracted from other criminal investigations and included in Palma's without proper evaluation.

One of the testimonies said that Palma was involved in drug trafficking while in prison. He was accused of stealing close to half a ton of cocaine from the FGR headquarters in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, back in 21 May 1997. The person who stole the drugs followed the orders of Eduardo Gastélum Barraza, alias "El Pony", "El Caballito", and/or "M-11", a man under Palma's organization.

The judge said that this 1997 drug theft case was used as evidence for Palma's conviction, but he explained that the event did not prove Palma was responsible.

"The evidence provided by FGR investigators did not to fully prove the existence of a crime. It only proves the existence of the Sinaloa Cartel but not of Palma's involvement with them", the judge said.

It is worth nothing that Palma was under investigation for the murder of two police officers in Nayarit, but investigators confirmed that this investigation was still its preliminary stages (Spanish: desahogo judicial). This means the prosecution may still need to gather more evidences against Palma and vet them with a judge prior to issuing a formal arrest warrant. It is unclear if this investigation was the one that led to his re-apprehension.

Federal authorities explaining to Palma the next procedures for his re-arrest and transfer

Video recording of Palma's release and re-arrest

Sources: La JornadaMilenio; El Universal; La Silla Rota

37 comments:

  1. Another shake down to get some money.

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  2. Big fish is hungry & with an appetite made for a king.
    A clumsy customary decision made by many before the inevitable.

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  3. He can never catch a break. U can see the shock in his face being re-arrested

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    1. I'm sure he knew ahead of time brother !

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    2. Anyone with two eyes can clearly see his reaction. He didn’t know a dang thing. He’s being investigated for killing two cops don’t expect them to treat him fairly.

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  4. Keystone Judges make up your mind.

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  5. FGR messing up again. No wonder all these capos are released years later. Mexico needs some big changes in the way they structure cases, investigations, etc

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    1. They need big changes in every aspect of society. Fundamental changes. the drug trafficking business gets in the way of change though, without drugs no doubt there would be massive improvements

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    2. 1:20 PM Without drugs things would still be the same they would move on to whatever else makes money. The US is filled to the brim in drugs but somehow it manages to function.

      The roots cause of Mexico's problems is the institutionalized corruption that exists. Even the lowest of bums with the ability to pay a few thousands pesos is able to get away with anything. Those with more money can get anything they want in Mexico.

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  6. This guy's DRUG TRAFFICKING career is The worst I've SEEN..
    His wife cheating on HIM with his Colombian partner.. His kids hot KILLED, he got a BIG prison sentence and NOW ARRESTED AGAIN..
    Kids STAY in school.. Just SAYING

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    1. He wasn’t Colombian. His wife was also killed. Not to mention his brother was killed a few years back. Just recently they found the dead bodies of his sister-in-law and niece. Smh

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    2. @12:01 Correct, Clavel was Venezuelan. I honestly feel bad for Guero Palma at this point. The man has done his time. I wonder why the federal government has such a hard-on for him.

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    3. Kids will stay in school, but does Mexico reward that?

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    4. No, they’ll kill you in Tijuana a few weeks before graduating cuz you didn’t take work from the cartel.

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    5. for those of you saying the man has done his time... do you realize how many people have died as a direct result of his leadership and career as a narco? innocents and affiliates. you feel bad for him because his model wife cheated on him and got killed along with his children? play stupid games win stupid prizes. this man deserves life behind bars. his hands are not clean

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  7. For real can't seem to catch a break...must have pissed someone off bad bad or his freedom could be a be a potential variable someone wants to limit, to be continually F'd around like he has been. Yikes


    That look in his face, like you gotta be fun kidding me? Gdamn can a man just be left alone already...guess not...ruthless bastards the law penforcement are

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  8. They messing with this guy hard

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  9. Mayo snitching on him badly

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  10. He’s better off inside.....

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  11. Put him back where this lowlife killer belongs!!!

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  12. Hey mx the same thing happened to el cholo Ivan. Why was it that he was rearrested after being released

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  13. Reckon that Mayo and RCQ are behind this.

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    1. It's not Mayo of RCQ. It's political pressure. People are making a big deal about Guero being let go, blaming AMLO's government for letting go of Narcos, it's election season in Mexico folks. He was rearrested, and this is just my speculation, based on politics. Guero has been out of the game for too long to have that kind of pull to start wars, he was in US custody until he completed his sentence and was deported back to Mexico. He is 80, keeping him in prison now just costing money. If Guero was an anonymous narco he would've been let go, but because he is famous and people won't let you go of your past they are keeping him locked up.

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    2. No way is he 80, he's from the 50s possibly early 60s

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  14. Just a couple more millions to the the stress away. We all know how dirty Mexico is when they see desperation in a persons eyes

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  15. Picture Osiel getting out and continuing where he left off?? Ruling CDG with an iron fist & absorbing all the factions into one like how it use to be.

    I mean RCQ wields some power after getting out. I am just curious to see if someone will come out and go back to the top like they were even after being gone for decades. That would be impressive and show of power.

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    1. Osiel has too many enemies & too many splintered factions in CDG/Z’s... RCQ never left the game & had family members continuing the family business... Guero prob has money stashed away but is also prob very much in danger & has little/no influence anymore in the game... not to say he prob still has some old school connects/contacts...

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  16. He must have known there was a good chance of being ragged once he was outside,he must have been hoping it mightnt happen but,how pissed would you be?Took out your cell your being released but once we let go someone else might arrest you?So close so far

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  17. Man leave the dude alone...no evidence against him...like I always say Mexico vale pa pura madre

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  18. The pgr stole a load of 700 kilos after they took money to let it go through. El caballo Gastélum from guamuchil sin. Took a team of over 50 men and took over the pgr in San Luis and took back the 700 kilos. It had nothing to do with guero. El caballo got killed years later this was all gente de guamuchil

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  19. Does he have any family/ friends alive after all these years? Does he have funds for a lawyer(s). Kind of depressing when no one's there to greet you upon your prison release.

    Canadian girl💋

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    1. Can't you hear a dude yelling and Güero looking in that direction? Somebody was going to pick him up

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    2. Thought that was a photographer or reporter yelling to get his attention. Thank you for clarifying.

      Canadian girl💋

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  20. he was like, dude WTF

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  21. His eyes say it all, you can tell he’s pissed! Those are the eyes of a ruthless killer... just look at that stare !

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    1. Simon y no creo que tenga 80 años, sería más viejo que ni su propio Patrón al quien le robó una tonelada de blanca. Tal el M97 tenga un vídeo que ayude con esa duda..

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