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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DEA's Most Wanted Women linked to organized crime

Not only do men appear on the list of most wanted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), there are also women linked to organized crime who remain as fugitives.

Here we present six Hispanic women dedicated to drug trafficking who could not be captured.

María Félix, aka La Doña

Felix was the head of a group that bought heroin shipments in Mexico, crossed them through border posts and distributed them in Southern California.

According to the DEA, at least 22 people (mostly men) obeyed La Doña's orders.

From May 28, 2010 to April 1, 2011, federal officials spied on their activities and discovered that she was aware of the purchases of narcotics in Mexico, the routes to the United States, the deliveries, the collections and even the complaints of their consumers in California.

Her group used several methods not to be detected:

They hid the drug in the sole of their shoes to cross the border checkpoints.
They placed the narcotics inside the rear lights of their cars or colored balloons to deliver to their buyers.
DEA agents followed Félix's distributors to parking lots in restaurants, businesses and shopping centers in Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Montebello, South Pasadena and other cities.

Although they managed to dismantle their criminal cell, La Doña escaped; now her name appears next to those of 181 other narcos sought by the DEA in Los Angeles, among which are Rafael Caro Quintero, who was the head of the late Guadalajara Cartel, predecessor of the Sinaloa Cartel, and his partner, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallant.

Hilda Consuelo Ruiz Nevarez

Hilda Consuelo has been targeted by the DEA of San Diego, California, for several years, as she was the main source of cocaine supply for a criminal organization.

Her criminal record goes back to 1984, when she was 22 years old, as the Border Patrol had already arrested her for transporting undocumented immigrants.

In 2001, the federal prosecutor's office charged her with cocaine trafficking, but did not show up for a court hearing; Since then, she has an arrest warrant.

A federal indictment points her out as part of a group of at least fourteen people who trafficked cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

It is believed that she lives somewhere in Mexico, possibly in Tijuana.

Via telephone from Mexico, Hilda supervised her shipments and when she thought it necessary she sent a mechanic or accomplice to San Diego to check on the activities.

The DEA documented several transactions of tens of thousands of dollars and discovered that in order not to expose openly that they spoke of drugs or a lot of money in the calls, the traffickers used codes and removed three zeros to the quantities; For example, to refer to a payment of 28 thousand dollars they said 28.

Yara Banderas Martínez, aka Janeth

Also known as Janeth Valencia Mendoza, she jumped on the radar of the authorities in February 2018, but since that day she has not returned home. She did not show up for a hearing in federal court to answer to the charge of possession and distribution of drugs in San Jose, northern California.

One of her buyers gave her away in June of 2017 and an undercover agent of the DEA in San Francisco began buying her methamphetamine, which is commonly known as crystal.

According to federal prosecutors, Janeth distributed the narcotic on request. She hid the drug inside a tamale wrapped in plastic in gift bags and her payments were hidden inside cardboard cups or disposable coffee.

His partner, Marlon Lee Davis, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for allowing his apartment in San Jose to be used to store the Yara crystal; however, she vanished.

Imelda Catalan, aka Quito

At only 38 years old, she was accused of being part of the violent Avenues gang, which operates in northeastern Los Angeles.

A federal indictment names her among a group of 70 members and associates of this gang, affiliated with the criminal organization Mexican Mafia or La Eme.

In 2002, prosecutors said that Quito, which was responsible for delivering cocaine and other narcotics, and other accomplices hid in a house on Drew Street in Los Angeles a shipment of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as a 9-millimeter pistol, explosive devices and an assault rifle.

In the information sheet of the DEA, Imelda Catalan appears as: 'armed and dangerous'.

Alma Cortez, aka Marina

Born in Mexico in 1970, Marina was one of those responsible for transporting cargoes to homes and parking lots of fast food restaurants.

However, their deliveries were not only local, as their accomplices also took them to the state of Oregon.

The head of the Navy, Silvano Higuera Gaxiola, was a resident of Hisperia, and according to court documents, he imported pounds of methamphetamine to high-profile dealers in Southern California.

Alma Cortez fell under the radar of the authorities during a DEA operation that put the magnifying glass on a group that distributed drugs in Ventura and Santa Barbara, California; However, for fourteen years they have lost track of him.

The DEA warns that Marina, like other fugitives, is classified as 'armed and dangerous'.

Graciela Silveyra

Graciela was the right hand of her brother Jorge, alias Fat Boy and G, head of a gang that distributed cocaine in Southern California and the state of Illinois.

His property in Artesia, in the county of Los Angeles, became one of the clandestine warehouses that Fat Boy used to hide the drugs that came from Mexico, so the DEA discovered that he distributed several pounds of cocaine.

Graciela was in charge of coordinating the activities carried out by at least seven accomplices and sometimes was in charge of collecting the profits.

On January 30, 2003, a trafficker drove to Graciela's house with more than 13 kilos of cocaine, but on the way a patrol stopped him, she found out and since then she has been fleeing from justice; She is currently 70 years old.

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  1. Rewards are present on these ladies. This is a good way to earn money.

  2. Looks like SoCal harbors a lot of these scumbags. I wonder why....

    1. Supply and demand..

    2. Location, location, location. If Maine was on the border of Mexico, here people would be there too.

    3. Whitey Bulger , was busted in Santa Monica after heaps of years on the run . These ladies of crime remind me of Giselda Blanco . Da Black Widow , she was assinated at 69 years of age .We all know the men's names of each cartel . Ladies seem more in the back ground , allowing more obscurity in some or in many situations .

  3. This website is beautiful anarchoy. Turning the misfortunes of life into lghtfilled coverage. I wish anyone at BB' could do an article about the gangs in south LA and if any are connected to cartels. I am sure they are, but hardcore proof is unkown. Thats the information that would be ground breaking and superlative.

    1. There are many great YouTube videos on the exactly the topics you mentioned.
      As you may find, urban gangs commonly interface and have functional "handshaking" roles in the illicit drug systems. US urban gangs who are criminogenic and anti-social almost by definition, are a natural human resource for Mexican cartels drug smuggling, distribution, and trafficking at all levels top to bottom.
      US gang members are often ideally suited and positioned to handle the "narcotics in" and "profits out" interactions between Mexican narco-cartels. There are exceptions, of course, where it is unwise to actually use gang members ( too dumb, have criminal records, easily turned into CIs (confidential informants, and known to police) .
      Hope this helps.

    2. In L.A theres any drug u need

    3. Of course they are connected. Some even go into Mexico to do murders. Tortilla Flats.

    4. 3:03 chasing LA gangs is a futile enterprise, better chase who deposited drug money in banks like HSBC, BCCI, CHASE, BANK ONE, DEUTSCHE, or many others that having been caught paid from 2 billion dollar to 600 million fines, including Taj-Mahal that paid about 250 million dollars for money laundering back in the day.
      --Why obsess about some poor US broke ass pinchis grameros?

  4. Yara Banderas Martínez, aka Janeth is associated with Sureno gang memebers. Surenos have a small presence in San Jose but they are well equipped and have good distribution networks.

  5. Silvano Higuera Gaxiola is not Head of the Navy, he is just the boss of Alma Cortez, ALIAS Marina.
    And he used to live in Hesperia. Mophaka has a bad credit score.

  6. Hiding the goods in the soles of shoes.
    Drug Runners lol
    El Oj


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