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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Rio Grande Valley, Texas: Cartel Drug Lord’s Son Waives Arraignment On Gun Smuggling Charges

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

The son of a major drug cartel leader is moving forward with federal charges of gun smuggling.

Osiel Cardenas Jr., 29, is facing two charges of smuggling goods from the United States in the Southern District of Texas’s Brownsville court. Cardenas is accused of attempting to transport 10 firearms to Mexico in April 2021.

On Wednesday, Cardenas waived his presence at an arraignment scheduled for Feb. 10. This action will set forward a trial for Cardenas with hearings scheduled in March and the jury selection taking place on April 4, according to court documents.

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Harlingen department is leading this investigation along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Cardenas is the son of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, the former leader of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, two of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels. The senior Cardenas was sentenced to 25 years in U.S. federal prison in 2010 for actions relating to these cartels.

Cardenas Jr., meanwhile, has also spent time in federal prison. He was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm and impersonating a U.S. Marshal in August 2018 and sentenced to 27 months in prison. Cardenas Jr. was released in March 2020.

On Jan. 6, the Brownsville Police Department posted a release of Cardenas Jr.’s arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. However, details on this charge have not been released at this time.

Valley Central


  1. Is there any CDG faction that is still loyal to Osiel Carenas family? Escorpiones were Tony Tormentas elite squad I think they are still active.

    By the way Osiel Family Lives Matter

    1. No, you are muddled af. And nothing is funnier than privileged pricks who feel sorry for themselves so construct their entire identities around others claims of injustice. You clearly have a massive chip on your shoulder, a tiny penis,and the only reason you are hear commenting with your 10 second researched bullshit is because you were hoping to find brown people being tortured to death but had to make do with actual news. Get back to those racist gore sites, you self pitying pussy.

    2. Lol about time someone told him about himself..troll with no life clearly..I mean think about it..who would take the time to preach bullshit under every story posted.. when I actually think about I nearly feel sorry for IT but IT doesn't deserve any empathy just be happy with this tiny bit attention Ur getting the decent thing n crawl back under the rock u came from

    3. Commandante, I'm having a shitty day. I want to thank you. Every _____ Lives Matter quote I have read from you today on various articles actually brought a smile to my face. I think Osiel is more useful to the US Government at this point than he is to the narcos. How else can you explain Juan Garcia Abrego doing all of this life sentences when Osiel gave birth to the zetas and only got 25 years? I think he switched sides mi jefe.

    4. Hope you have a better week. Exactly plus Osiel almost killed a federal agent and only got 25.

      Sexwithfoodisgroovy!!! Your Lives Matter !

  2. Pinche Obrador suing the gun manufacturer for weapons in Mexico, when fact is's smugglers like this scum bag, I am great ful he got busted. I am ready to celebrate.

    1. Didnt anyone read that news that the mexican army sells 30 percent of their weapons to the cartels. They need to arrest them people first


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