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Friday, June 26, 2020

Chihuahua State Police Commander Linked to the Sinaloa Cartel Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

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Sergio Alberto Huerta Verzosa
Sergio Alberto Huerta Verzosa ("Comandante Huerta"), former commander of the Chihuahua State Police, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Mexico for organized crime involvement and drug trafficking.

Mexican federal authorities arrested him in 2014 for his involvement in the escape of several Sinaloa Cartel sicarios (hitmen) who were wounded in a hospital in Parral, Chihuahua. The hitmen were receiving medical attention after a shootout with security forces. Investigators also stated that Huerta was responsible for ordering several murders in the area while abusing his role as a police chief.

Over the course of 2014, authorities arrested several members of the Chihuahua State Police for collaborating with the Sinaloa Cartel: state police coordinator Jesús José Quintana Moreno; anti-theft state police chief Luis Raúl Güereque Herrera; state police officer Héctor Armando Torres Zapién; and two other unnamed state police officers.

Upon his arrest, Huerta was imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 2 ("Puente Grande"), a maximum-security prison in Jalisco. In 2016, a federal judge sentenced him to 15 years for organized crime involvement and drug trafficking, but Huerta's defense appealed the decision. They won the appeal after a tribunal court ordered for a re-trial.

However, the same federal judge sentenced Huerta again to 15 years in prison. As part of his sentence, Huerta was prohibited from holding another public official role for another fifteen years following his release.


  1. Pretty sure he will take advantage of some legal loophole for his return.

  2. CDS tried so HARD but couldn't get CONTROL of CHIHUAHUA..
    Now LA linea is advancing toward SINALOA, CDS dropped the BALL...

    1. La linea is ADVANCING towards SONORA and SINALOA.. I read an article months back how PEOPLE from CHAPO town la tuna were 😨 because people from CHIHUAHUA were getting closer and closer to that AREA..
      A guy said that wouldn't have happen if CHAPO WAS FREE

  3. 2:26 pm - great stuff! A new plaza commandant open for business to the highest bidder. Sinaloa - put your money where your mouth is, or Mencho has another plaza. Parral home of Pancho Villa, and who now?

    1. @7:59 es que no sabes como corre el agua mijo

    2. Lol mencho wouldn’t be able to take Chihuahua.


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