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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Sajid "El Cadete" Quintero Navidad, Cousin of Rafael Caro-Quintero, Sentenced to Time Served in San Diego

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"El Cadete" is a cousin of RCQ and has been connected to CDS, Caborca Cartel, and was the head of Sonora for the BLO until his arrest in late 2017.

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel member who admitted to coordinating the importation of massive amounts of cocaine and heroin into the United States was sentenced Wednesday in San Diego federal court to time already served in prison. Quintero Navidad pled guilty to all three counts in January 2018, admitting to being a leader and organizer. He agreed to forfeit $1 million in drug proceeds.

Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, 41, who goes by the moniker “El Cadete,” was once identified as a Beltran Leyva Organization boss who controlled important drug routes in the state of Sonora, which shares a border with Arizona. His notoriety grew in 2012 when he was identified on banners as being the one responsible for a spate of gangland violence in Hermosillo, Agua Prieta, and Nogales. In Sinaloa, he is linked to the attack of singer Javier Rosas who was injured in March 2015, and the murder of singer Tito Torbellino but Quintero Navidad will not face charges for those criminal acts in the US.

Since 2014 Quintero Navidad has been the head of the Beltr√°n Leyva Cartel in Sonora, responsible for the trafficking of drugs in the Sonora-Arizona corridor. Federal Authorities have detected relationships between leaders, lieutenants, and associates involved in money laundering for the criminal groups of Rafael Caro Quintero and the Beltran Leyva Cartel.

In August 2014, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Quintero Navidad as a “Special Designated Narcotics Trafficker,” pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. As part of that designation, OFAC identified Quintero Navidad as a Mexico-based narcotics trafficker who coordinated the transportation of ton quantities of cocaine from South America through Mexico and onto the United States.

He is also the nephew of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was arrested in Mexico in July after trying to evade capture for nine years. Caro Quintero, who was behind the 1985 murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, had until his recent arrest been trying to regain territory in Sonora, resulting in bloody turf battles.

Quintero Navidad was arrested in October 2017 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, about a month after being indicted on conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine for importation, conspiracy to import the drugs, and conspiracy to launder money.

The time-served sentence issued Wednesday is equivalent to around 69 months — that’s factoring in the time he has served in federal prison since his arrest, along with custody credits. He is a Mexican citizen and could be deported upon release.

Prosecutors said in court documents that the investigation into Quintero Navidad stretched over two years and involved wiretaps on more than 100 BlackBerry smartphones. Few details in the case have been released, with many documents, including sentencing memorandums, filed under seal.

For years, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control had considered him a “special designated narcotics trafficker” under the so-called Kingpin Act, which prohibits U.S. citizens and businesses from financial transactions with him and also freezes any of his finances in the U.S.

Quintero Navidad was formerly a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel and a close associate of one of its leaders, fugitive Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia, but he later changed alliances and joined the Beltran Leyva group.

55 comments:

  1. He taking his spot when he gets back

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    1. he pull a minilic move , ao he aint taking no spot bacck .he comeback straight to almoloya ,wero palma style

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    2. No. El Gigio and El 20 control Nogales for El Mayo. That will not change.

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    3. Charley controls Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Tin Tin and Los Paredes control Agua Prieta, dont know who controls Sonoyta, but only leaves Caborca.

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  2. This is the guy that kidnapped the Chapitos correct?

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    1. No, you're thinking of Mochomos son

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    2. Both rumoured to be involved mochomito and el cadete

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  3. Sir
    What happened????
    Where are the Paid Elmo Internet influencers?
    Perhaps you were ūüĎć right Elmo only pays with Tortas and Chepkas. They were supposed to stay in the site and spread fake news

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  4. He was originally facing 10 years to life plus 20 years. This is an extremely light sentence. He pled guilty in 2018. The timing is odd. Makes you wonder if he gave details on Rafa's location.

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    1. “Dea sources said lots and $ was spread around to find the old sick CQ. To parafrase √Ālvaro Obreg√≥n “no general can withstand 100 gold peso cannon shot”

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    2. He got the mandatory minimun for a cooperative witnes taking on considerstion he turn himself instead of getting arrested

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    3. Bullshit. He snitch what a piece of shit

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  5. “Sajid”
    the Quinteros are Muslims?

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    1. I too have noticed some elements of Islam in Mexico. Nayarit sounds like it could be a town in the West Bank of Palestine.

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    2. DAMN serio? The quinteros
      Muslims?

      Mostly everyone in my Mexican
      family and most people of Mexican descent I know can’t tolerate blacks, Muslims and Joos.

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    3. 648 why so racist?

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    4. 3:50 pm...i live in one of the 5 boros that make nyc. Many if not most of the new corner stores,what we call bodegas are now owned/operated by muslims and the ones in my hood have the mexicans on the grill.I was in one said store 3 days ago and the Mexican brother cooking the food said..al hamdu allah,which means "all praise is to god". I dont know if he is muslim but i know he is def learning arabic.

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    5. @8:28
      To answer your question there not racist they just have little to no tolerance for those groups as those groups either put their nose up or they’re not civilized.

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    6. 6:48
      We live in a civilized time, we are not in the 1940s, where there was a lot of racism. You have to learn to get along, otherwise stay in your mom's basement, behind the laptop, get fat and never come out of your mom's house.

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    7. 8:28 it is not racism, the thing is most mexicans do not care much about communist cults, with reason, they turn to be worse that our Catholic Church, take Los Legionarios de Cristo, La Luz Del Mundo or the Mormon sect of NXIVM

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  6. Another SNITCHaloa

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    1. That is very true. That whole cartel is trash.

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    2. Good thing this dude's mother named him Sajid first

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    3. Sol Prendido … what’s your problem with Sinaloenses??? Wish you were one and your not ?? we’re you bullied by one ? Did one of them bed your wife or mum ? What compels you to hate on a group of ppl ?

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    4. It applies to all the cartels. They're all the same to me, pieces of shit who sell poison to people and who pretend they don't mess with innocent civilians. I can't really blame the feds for playing them. In the end the money just circles back. But these clowns made themselves super famous with their constant snitching. They've got some good corridos like anyone else. But they're just a complete embarrassment to all Mexicans.

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    5. Sol Prendido … understood. Trash is Trash is Trash !

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  7. El Cadete is gonna pick up where his tio left off

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  8. CJNG is no better, bunch of Muck's

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  9. The thing is all the people writing these stories on BB weren't around 9-10 tears ago when all the players in the game were different. All these idiots think that CJNG started everything in Mexico, dummies

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    1. Yep all cartels on the same level in fact CDS might be worse for trying to push the we are the good cartel. Chapo is complete human filth and I am glad they don't let him sleep and fuck with him in ADX hopefully the guard has family in Juarez Tijuana or nueva Laredo

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    2. @1:36 WTF? This article is about a SNITCHaloa. Only you mention CJNG and the only idiots are the cheerleaders who think Sinaloas were the first to traffic drugs in México. Keep using the lingo of Anabel Hernández "la cuna del narco en México". Puras pendejadas

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    3. Good evening everyone.
      Well I'm here only giving my opinion. But most documentaries tend to always bring up the fact that although alot of these cartel leaders formed different organizations in different states in Mexico. Most of these guys were or are from some part of Sinaloa. The Rafael Quinteros, etc. And alot of the hustle originated from Sinaloa. Please dont shoot the messenger.

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    4. BLANKO
      You’re not even Mexican foo! Stay in your lane. You’re not raza!

      People from Sinaloa DONT like to work making an honest living VERY RARE for anyone from there that works an honest job.

      There has been many drug traffickers from different parts of Mexico but Sinaloa are loud mouth bitch ass snitches government informants and poster boys that’s why you always here about them. Name anything good through it’s history Sinaloas have done for Mexico? DRUGS is all those people know. Loud mouth illiterate analfabetas is what they are! Just like El Pirata de culiacan.

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    5. 644 spitting facts.

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    6. 644 Sinaloa has the best connections in Colombia the colombianos trust them they are the only ones moving toneladas all the time I am not saying that’s good those are just the facts

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    7. No need to be a mexican to have and express an opinion mi hijo 644

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    8. @11:03
      Shut up lame! A ti quien chingados te pregunto?
      And to 10:36
      Michoac√°nos been doing business with Colombians not just bitchass chinolas. Sinaloa just makes way too much noise can’t keep their mouth shut they’re all emasculated!

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    10. 12.48 I am not saying they are the only ones but they are the best at it when ever I picture a Mexican mafioso it as to be a sinaloense their accent and everything

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    11. 6:15 cause a fake corrido says they are the best at it, it must be true, we all know what they are beat known for and its not the drug smugleling by the way if you pay attention their accent is that of a central american, with all do repect to the central american brothers

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  10. 11:17 general Alvaro Obregon of the Sonoran Mafia was no general, he was a school teacher, said no journalist can stand a ca√Īonazo de 50 000 peisos...
    He could not stand a cannon ball from Pancho Villa who was a real general and left his arm in Celaya Gto.

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  11. Also, the word “ojal√°” comes from the Arabic term “Imshalla” which means if God wills.

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    1. 6:53 who cares, ojete...
      We are not going to become pig eating sectarians of no moslemo cult

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  12. I want to say a lot of Lebanese blood floating around in Mexico. I believe Salma Hayek is part Lebanese or something of the sort.

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    1. Yes she is, and a famous guy named Carlos Slim

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    2. Lebanese all over south America as well

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  13. This guy snitched on rafa no way hes going to take iver amything

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  14. Bet you clowns dont call him a snitchwithout anonymous as your name. Seems you fucks are so smart I aint heard of any quintero snitching. Tell me one you know matter of factly…. Wasnt any in chapos trial or any other enditement I read.

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    1. 6:30:
      I'm not aware of anything in the public domain that unequivically states that Sajid cooperated with authorities. Anabel Hernandez did 4 interviews with Rafa in 2018 and directly asked Rafa if he felt that Sajid flipped on him. The English translation indicates that Rafa tended to believe that Sajid cooperated with the U.S. government. I would encourage you to watch these interviews for yourself to help you form your own opinion.

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  15. Uncle Sam loves making deals with these guys.

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