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Sunday, January 19, 2020

"El Rey Midas", alleged money launderer of "El Chapo" and "El Mayo", fights for seized assets in Sinaloa

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS   Zeta and Reforma

Reforma reports an extradition is near

Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza , "El Rey Midas", alleged money launderer of Joaquín Guzmán, "El Chapo", litigates with the purpose of having his house returned and seized property, bank accounts and vehicles insured in Sinaloa.

The alleged drug trafficker, a prisoner in the Federal High Court of the Altiplano, in the State of Mexico, filed an amparo claim alleging that the term of the seized assets has been "excessive", issued in 2016 by the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO).

María Catalina de la Rosa Ortega, Ninth Judge of the Amparo District in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, declared herself incompetent to handle the lawsuit of "El Rey Midas", since the claimed assets are outside the capital of the Country .

That is why the judge divided the lawsuit into two parts and sent one of them to the Second Court of Sinaloa District, where almost all the assets are, and to the Second Court of Amparo District in Criminal Matters of Jalisco, where a vehicle.

The assets that are claimed are the property located on Calle Monte Tauro 1071, Colonia Montebello, in Culiacán, as well as a Jeep Grand Cherokee truck, model 2014, with JMA19-85 plates and a Jetta, model 2015, with JLV2990 plates.

It also asks for the retrieval of 10 savings accounts, checks, investments and credit cards, of which 7 were opened in Banorte, one in Banco Regional de Monterrey, one in Scotiabank Inverlat and another in CF Credit Services.

These financial instruments are in his name and that of his wife Dulce Yazmín Leal Solórzano, said the resolution consulted.

The seizures were ordered by the then PGR for five years. 

According to Reforma, the alleged money launderer is very close to being extradited to the United States, for allowing the deadline to litigate against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to pass. At the beginning of June 2019, María Dolores Núñez Solorio, Fourth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, dismissed the demand for guarantees from Sinaloense.

This is why “El Rey Midas” presented it 7 days after the term to combat the extradition. However, Álvarez Inzunza has already challenged the dismissal of the amparo and its legal status will be defined by a Criminal Collegiate Court. In case of ratification of the judge's decision, the extraditable will be handed over to the US justice.

On August 16, 2016, the Office of Asset Control (OFAC), an agency under the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, of the US Department of the Treasury, announced the inclusion in its list of international drug traffickers, Álvarez Inzunza, as well as José Olivas Chaidez, coordinator of the distribution of cocaine to southern California, who work directly for the capos.

Reported dead in July 2011, after an attack in Culiacán, “El Rey Midas” was arrested in March 2016, when he was traveling to vacation in the city of Oaxaca. Álvarez Inzunza placed resources obtained by illegal activities such as drug trafficking and extortion, through a scheme of companies, exchange centers,  established in Sinaloa and Jalisco, in which he could have laundered between 300 and 400 million dollars annually.


  1. BB Followers...Due to the death of a close family member i will have little time on the blog today. thank you


    1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace.❤

    2. My condolences to your family. God be with you and yours. La Virgincita de Guadalupe pray for Mexico.

    3. Condolences.
      El Smarto

    4. @Chivis: condolences and I hope the passing happened in peace and with the support of family and friends.

    5. Sorry for your loss Chivas

    6. My condolences to you and your family.
      May the lord provide comfort & peace to you and your family in this difficult time.
      God Bless.

    7. Chivis very sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you.

    8. Chivis, my sicerest condolences. May your family member be now in eternal peace, happiness, and love. Saludos y un grande abrazo desde Los Angeles, tu amigo El Nemesis-

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    Prayers go to you with family.

  3. What a loser. They should have just executed him. Thinking he can have property bought with innocents blood. What a POS.

    1. Many fortunes made here and worldwide are of blood money.

      Look around you.


    2. Innocents? Really? Unless your income comes from kidnapping or extortion drug use is a choice

    3. @E42: exactly right and when doing so one sees that hotels, restaurants, pharmacies, construction companies, supermarkets, realtors, car dealerships and other businesses are increasingly in the hands of organized crime.

      Honest people often have a problem competing against these business since they lack access to funding (whilst the narcos have a lot).

      The narco businesses are increasingly 'crowding out' these legit business owners.

  4. Government should make him disappear and keep the money.

  5. He used to work for cds but switched to cjng.. He has plaza in South Mexico Guatemala area now cjng.. Onother cds plaza taken by cjng

  6. Any relation to macho prieto? Or is Inzunza common last name in Sinaloa?


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