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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Karina Sanchez Valdez of Los Zetas sentenced to 34 years in Prison

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from La Journada and ValorporTamaulipas articles

Subject Matter: Los Zetas, Karina Sanchez Valdez
Recommendation: See extra article matter below on Sigifredo Najera Talamantes, "El Canicon"

A federal judge of the State of Mexico sentenced Karina Sánchez Valdez, a member of a Zetas cell in Nuevo León, who was commanded by Sigifredo Nájera Talamantes "El Canicón" to 34 years in prison.

The First District Judge in Federal Criminal Proceedings of the State of Mexico found this woman guilty for organized crime in the form of laundering, crimes against health and stockpiling of firearms and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the Army, reported the PGR .

In addition to the prison sentence, the justice minister imposed the payment of a fine of 3 thousand 674 days of salary. Sánchez Valdez was arrested on March 20, 2009 by elements of the National Defense Secretariat in Saltillo, Coahuila, along with "El Canicón" and five other of her alleged lieutenants.

In the capture operation they secured 24 grenades, 8 rifles and 3 handguns, a grenade launcher, magazines, cartridges, 5 vehicles and 10 million 110 thousand 700 pesos.
On September 7, 2015 "El Canicón" was found dead in his prison cell in the Altiplano. His death was apparently the result of cardio-respiratory arrest.

Otis: for some background on who is El Canicon, pictured above in green shirt and blue jeans see original article on his arrest by La Journada

Sigifredo Nájera Talamantes, El Canicón, one of the most important members of Los Zetas, who was in charge of the plazas of Nuevo León and Coahuila, was arrested yesterday by Army troops in Saltillo, Coahuila, along with six other drug traffickers, among them are three women.

General Luis Arturo Oliver Cen, deputy chief of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), made the official announcement of the capture. He affirmed that Najera Talamantes is the "intellectual responsible for the torture and execution of nine soldiers belonging to the Seventh Military Zone. These homicides were committed between October 17 and 22, 2008 in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey, Nuevo León. "

However, almost two hours before the Army, President Felipe Calderón announced that Sigifredo Nájera Talamantes had been captured, and he named him as guilty of the attacks against the United States consulate and the Televisa facilities in Monterrey.

The president made the announcement at 18:30 hours, during the presentation of the work report of the national ombudsman , José Luis Soberanes, at the official residence of Los Pinos. The press conference in La Sedena began at 8:00 p.m.

Thus, in the presence of the Secretaries of National Defense, Guillermo Galván, and of Marina, Mariano Francisco Saynez, who attended the ceremony in Los Pinos with the head of the National Commission of Human Rights, the President assured that the detention of this dangerous delinquent, who has to pay, precisely, for what he has done to Mexican society, and several of his henchmen, would not have been possible, in the current circumstances, without the valuable help of the Mexican Army .

The capture of El Canicón occurred around 2:30 pm in the Residential San Patricio subdivision, located north of Saltillo. According to police sources, the military pursued about 13 people from the limits of Coahuila with Nuevo León.

In the vehicle chase, several of the delinquents jumped from their vehicles and managed to flee. However, El Canicón and his companions: Fernando Moreno Torres, El Fer ; Alejandro García Galeana, El Gafe ; Giovanni Santos Vargas; Karina Sánchez Valdez and Margarita Pérez Schroeder, were captured.

At the stroke of 3:30 p.m. arrived at the Plan de Guadalupe airport, in the municipality of Ramos Arizpe, a cargo plane of the Attorney General's Office, in which the detainees and the five vehicles would be transported to Mexico City. confiscated.

At 8:00 pm, General Oliver Cen said that Najera Talamantes has been identified as responsible for drug trafficking, human trafficking, theft of fuel from the Pemex pipelines, piracy, homicide, kidnapping and extortion carried out in the state of Nuevo León. organization of Cárdenas Guillén, under the direct line of Heriberto Lazcano, El Lazca and Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, El Z-40 .

Another of the criminal acts that he is alleged to have carried out are the execution of several federal agents: on August 16, 2007, of Roberto Martínez Saavedra and René Lorenzo Torres López; in September 2007, Juan Manuel Morales Ruiz and Manuel Rodríguez Martínez, and in July 2008, Miguel Ángel Salinas Tijerina and Miguel Rojas Alcalá.

According to General Oliver Cen, "with the information provided by El Canicón , Yaneth Deyanira García Cruz, financial administrator of this organization, was also arrested.

At the time of capture, she carried two large suitcases and a briefcase that contained more than 10 million pesos and 900 dollars .


  1. it was Gori II that killed those nine soldiers
    Los Gorsi de los Z
    Gori I Gori II Gori III Gori IV were almanza morales brothers all of them ex military guys working for los Zetas under CDG they were very similiar to the original ZETAS, Gori II was the Jefe de la Plaza in monterrey during the CDGZ when he ordered kidnappings of nine soldiers that were doing intelligence work there, probably only one of the Gori de los Z is still alive and he is the most wanted man in Mexico. all of the Goris were captured/killed/disappeared following year before the CDG-Z outbreak would began
    there are rumors that Gori I was the one of the behind the infamous 2009 Zacatecas prison break

    1. Honestly I've never heard of this group, very interesting information you have there, so after the split between CDG n Zetas the Gori's turned to Zetas?

    2. Actually Mencho is the most wanted man in Mexico but thanks for your input.

    3. Que interesante. en la guerra siempre hay dos versiones, la real y a la que le dan publicidad los medios de acondicionamiento social, tu versión es la real.
      ojala escribieras la versión real de los acontecimientos, los medios puras "verdades históricas"

    4. 4:24 most wanted man is Caro Quintero 20 million and 5 for mencho

    5. @4:24 In the list of the most wanted mans

    6. @3:00 Goris were made up from Almanza morales brothers all of them have served in mexican army before deserting in 2005 one by one, the only one GORIS that keeps rolling is eduardo almanza morales(you can google him) he is still wanted by mexican authorities more than the ORIGINAL ZETAS(EROTICO CHUTA VERA IBARRA GUERRA) he is still in the list of 37 most wanted drug lords in mexico both usa and mexican authorities

      his brother Octavio Almanza morales(ex militar Z) Gori 4 was captured in 2009 before CDG-Z outbreak and was sentenced 60 years of prison in 2016

      Eduardo Almanza morales went quiet after all of his brothers got kiled/arrested but hes still one of the wanted fugitives it is unknown if he stayed with CDG or moved to Z Cartel

    7. as ex-soldiers military desertors and four biological brothers in the same organizatio Almanza morales were recruited to the Zetas, they didnt liked to use Z code(something that L40 was trying to earn to which costed him for 10years for showing his strenght to lazca) those four brothers called disguised from each other by calling themselves Gori 1 Gori 2 just like Zeta 3 for lazca, but they were fully loyal to the Zetas as of their recuirment and military background

  2. I would believe that it was Z40 that snitched on los Goris

  3. Excellent will she really serve all that time?

  4. 34 years? they really didnt like her for some reason

    1. 34 years for being involved in kidnapping/murder.
      The bitch got off easy

    2. What if she was just the vieja of her zeta?
      Many just start as a kidnapped child turned sex slave and end with their victimizer if they don't want to see the bad side

    3. @12:51 Sounds like the Stockholm Syndrome. A lot of prostis (prostitutes) experience that. - Sol Prendido

    4. Aguanta la karina,
      mandale una feria Sol, pa que te agarres algo nuevo.
      Asina grandota pa que te pegue.

  5. Fined 3,674 days of salary!?

    That's a lot of Maruchas!

  6. El canicon was poisoned after he beat the shit out of la barbie in prison and after that happened la barbie was extradited to the u.s. but the mexican Gov. Threatened his family to not go to the news about it and didn't want to give the body back and when they did he was badly decomposed

  7. El maricón, i mean el canicón must have really done something to get whacked in prison. In Almoloya they have their own personal safe cell que no?
    But when they need to silence you there is nowhere safe.
    Eso se sacan por andar ahi de calientes.
    --Proceso: his mother says the "authorities" refused to return the dead body unless they signed papers declaring no second autopsy would be preformed on the cadaver, persecuted the funeral assistants and took photos and videos of them...
    Innocent "authorities" do not refuse 1000 autopsies by a thousand Forensic Examiners on any fall guy, and I am not cheerleading yet.

    1. He beat la barbie until he was unrecognizable for disrespecting z40 then a few days later he was poisoned and the bitch of a barbie begged to get extradited before he got killed....

  8. 7:40PM Is correct

    I met sigi in 2006-07 at a cock fight in a ranch in southern coahuila. he was up there with z40.

  9. Plenty tortillas in women's prison,
    who needs maruchan?
    Marina Sanchez Valdez seems to be one tall beautiful exotic mexicana, could start a modeling career in the big house, pay for the appeals and go home sooner than the sentence, good for her.
    Send money people! But expect nothing in return.

  10. You have to be an informant from snitchaloa cartel to get a light sentence, all the rest pretty much get locked up and throw away the 🔑

    1. 7:54 Rats Inform on the Informants, you know?


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