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The latest round of Guacamaya leaks has revealed that in 2016, the DEA were prepared to tell the Mexican Army the location of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar and Joaquin Guzman Lopez, so that they could arrest or surveil them, but the Army refused.
Newspaper Riodoce published new information they received from the hacker collective Guacamaya, which has been leaking emails from the Mexican Army (SEDENA) to news organizations.
Riodoce viewed a chain of email correspondences that were sent back in March 2016, between a Mexican Army captain and a US DEA agent named Mathew A. Emrich.
Due to laws regulating when Mexican news outlets can publish the names of unconvicted Mexican citizens, the name of the Army captain was not published by Riodoce, however they did reveal that the captain was stationed in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
Some important context to keep in mind: Chapo was captured for the third and final time on January 8, 2016, just two months before this email exchange occurred.
His arrest was a crowning achievement, which presumably marked a high-point in the history of collaboration between the DEA and the Mexican military. And Special Agent Mathew A. Emrich had previously collaborated with SEDENA, sharing information on cartel leaders such as phone numbers and photographs.
It's also important to note that although Chapo had only been in custody for two months, he had been living as a fugitive, or in jail, for many years prior.
His son, Ivan, therefore, already had years of experience running Chapo’s side of the Sinaloa Cartel by this point in March 2016, when these emails took place. The US DEA had announced that Iván Guzmán was a wanted target years earlier, back in 2014.
Email Correspondence Between the DEA & SEDENA
Riodoce detailed the email correspondence that follows, in Spanish. On March 22, 2016, the DEA agent sent the following email.
Subject Line: Los Hermanos
Capitán Buenas tardes [sic]
We received information that the brothers Ivan and Joaquin Guzman-Salazar are going to travel to Mazatlan this week.
It is possible that by tomorrow, we will have the trip info, with numbers.
If we get that info, do you have a team that can perform surveillance in field and electronically?
We should have more info tomorrow and I just wanted to chat with you, if you are interested.
The Army captain replied later that day, writing:
My boss says that the two PNAs are people of interest to us.
But because they do not have an arrest warrant currently out for them, and because of our country’s new penal system, these types of guys will get released from custody after we detain them.
And these amigos now only walk around unarmed or with a firearm they can legally possess.
This is why we believe that we cannot act on this now and if we did, we would just end up burning the source. We believe that it is better to wait for another time/place, when it's possible to find more incriminating evidence.
[...]A thousand apologies, but this is our recommendation based on the experience we have had this year, even when we have caught 10 guys while they were carrying a firearm.
Riodoce writes that the captain added that the Army offered to give the DEA electronic support, "that is, if you consider it useful to try to obtain information from communications signals".
The next day, on March 23, 2016, the agent replied
Captain - Good Morning.
Thank you very much for the recommendation. We understand and no apologies are needed.
We will monitor the situation and I will pass on to you the intelligence we receive, if we obtain it.
The 2 brothers do have arrest and extradition warrants. We will be in contact.
Riodoce noted Ivan did already have an arrest and extradition warrant, made public, at this point. Joaquín Guzmán, however, did not. This leads to two possibilities:
He was actually referring to some sort of sealed indictment of Joaquín Guzmán, which existed back in 2016.
The agent confused two of Ivan’s brothers, Joaquín Guzmán (his half brother) and Jesus Alfredo Guzman (his full brother), at some point in the email exchange. Jesus Alfredo Guzman did have an arrest warrant at this point.
"See the PRI did nothing!"ReplyDelete
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5:01 can't keep AMLO's dick out of your maff...bitch.Delete
For some weird reason AMLO is famous here with all the dick lovers. Yikes!Delete
3:03 facts is, AMLO, elected by an overwhelming majority of mexicans sick and tired of PRI, PAN, PRIANAL, PRD, MC, PES, Prensa Chayotera, politicos, melitares, polesias criminales and their corruption, chose a better man who is having problems created by extreme right mexican conservadores influenced and paid by the likes of USAID and rats that want another FOBAPROA to steal more fron every mexican.Delete
Sounds like the army guy is bought and paid for. Damn pesky DEA always getting in the way making us look bad. Let’s talk to ELMO about getting them suspended from the country that way they can’t go back telling their government all our biz.ReplyDelete
Correction: *"...Let's talk to ELMO about getting them suspended from the country that way they can't create failed operations like Fast and Furious, Allende Massacre, and El Culiacanazo."Delete
Well if the DEA or US government is responsible for any of that stuff , then the Mexican government is equally responsible for all the drugs that flow north. Not much logic in that is it ?Delete
1036: Is Genaro Garcia Luna not to stand trial before the U.S and be held accountable? In the case of drugs flowing north there is a huge difference in responsibility. Drug Trafficking Organizations hold that responsibility, in the case of failed operations that cost the lives of hundreds and create national instability, U.S Government agencies hold partial if not all the responsibility. Big difference between criminals and official government agents.Delete
@5.38. It really doesn't. It sounds like he is following basic procedure and telling a dumbass what he should already know- that if there is no arrest warrant then then any action taken would be counter-productive, because they would walk AND burn their source.Delete
I'm no expert when it comes to the extradition agreement between Mexico and the US.Delete
I'm trying to understand the language they are using and how it relates to the terms used in the extradition treaty.
The agent said the US "requested their extradition". Does this mean the US DOJ requested a Provisional Arrest Warrant (PAW)? Or is that done later?
12:41 make sure you do a good jerk off before casting pearls to swine at 5:28 and other co-mamones...Delete
Guacamaya Leaks has a website?ReplyDelete
Nope. Everything made public so far has been passed on to newspapers that break the story.Delete
Before the AMLO haters come on here spewing their ignorance I just want to remind you PEÑA NIETO was president at the time.ReplyDelete
Narcopresident pena nieto did almost the same thing Narcopresident AMLO did in the culiacabazo when he personally called the police to release him instead of calling for more marina to eliminate the cartel terrorist kidnapping innocent soldier families.Delete
P.S. AMLO is a sell out coward 🐥
5:42 you consider people that put comments, regarding how Amlo is running things in Mexico automatically are haters?Delete
You're very immature.
ALMO is not doing much, to lower violence I am I hater?
ALMO is president and is not doing much for it's people, I am I a hater?
ALMO gets Bribes, to let Cartels run freely,I am I a hater?
Let's blame past presidents on what ALMO could be doing..
Lopez Obrador is a puppet Narco President.Delete
Remember, Peña Nieto was president at the time.Delete
11:24 what excuse do you have for AMLO on the culoacanazo?Delete
It doesn't matter what president is in power at the time, every Mexican president is in cahoots with them. They are all corrupt.Delete
11:46 you're 👍, Obrador is puppetized by old school military generals and cartels that bring in bribes.Delete
6:34. gracias por las mamadotas que te avientas, neta que te mereces un OSCAR o dos, por el yoyo...Delete
That's why USA has more confidence working with the Marina's . Army has too many leaking info to Cartels.ReplyDelete
6:41 marinas FECALES were not better than the army, loaded with their own corruption and doing genarco garcia Luna's dirty jobs...Delete
Of course they are not going to arrest Ivan. Mexico wanted a smooth transition of leadership from Chapo to his son, so the politician can still be receiving their monthly million dollars payoffsReplyDelete
From what I can tell a smooth transition is anything but what has been going on between chapitos and mayos.Delete
Mayo and Chapitos are straight you are just trying to create a false narrativeDelete
6:42 why do you care what 10:38 has to say? From what we know as readers he's correct. Sorry for your loseDelete
Ninos, reddit kids recess is over, head back to class or you will be marked tardy, no talking back.Delete
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Sorry little buddy its not looking good for the Chapiza. Dont worry you will get over it and fall in formation with CJNGDelete
Chapitos have alot of power more than cjngDelete
6:43 LOL they can't defeat La Plaza and you think they can handle CJNG. Brother they couldn't even step to CJNG.Delete
5:50am la plaza is getting taken out in Guaymas that’s why they keep crying making videos and mantas blaming gabitoDelete
That seemed like a pretty nuanced convo but who knows what was really going on in that laybrinth of lies and deception, double sided deals, politics, extraditions, military and government agencies?ReplyDelete
That's a lot of moving parts and usually DEA coordinated with SEMAR/Navy/Marina
I don't doubt they tried to ID internal informants with those kinds of inquiries, to see if the source was burned
I missed your comments, J.Delete
The source was just a burner phone, long gone.Delete
From what I understand, Guacamaya "forwards" a certain story to a specific media outlet that can choose to publish it.ReplyDelete
Based on what was published regarding this story we can conclude that the army captain did not want to arrest the Chapitos. It's as simple as that. Once in custody any and all outstanding warrants, whether domestic🤔😆🤫 or foreign, must be processed by the corresponding courts irregardless of it was a legal detention.
Ivans rant on his fathers second capture must have gotten the attention of EPN
For all u fools that ain't know MONEY TALKS AND IT CAN SWAY ANYBODY .... DUH .... EVEN IF THEY FIRST SAY NO ALL U DO IS SAY 1 MILLION AND THEY GO WAIT WHAT HOW MUCH .... OH I GUESS IT COULDNT HURT ANYReplyDelete
I am sorry I don't read comments with all capitals.Delete
We need squadrons of armed predator drones over Mexico at all times.ReplyDelete
This would fix all sorts of issues
You been watching to many movies.Delete