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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Reputed Leader Of Mexican Drug Cartel Charged And Extradited To Chicago, Federal Prosecutors Announce

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

A reputed leader of a notoriously violent Mexican cartel has been extradited to Chicago and arraigned on charges that he trafficked heroin in the Chicago area and sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in proceeds to Mexico.

Adán Casarrubias Salgado —also known by nicknames including “El Tomate” — was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, money laundering and drug trafficking Friday and he remains in federal custody, authorities said.

A farmer demonstrates how he draws opium paste from a poppy flower bulb in the mountains of Guerrero state in 2015. 

Casarrubias Salgado is an alleged leader of the Guerreros Unidos criminal syndicate. According to a newly unsealed federal indictment, he distributed heroin around the Chicago area, including suburban Batavia and Aurora, in spring 2014. In June of that year, he sent some $600,000 in drug money to Mexico, the indictment alleges.

“Exercising strong federal laws and extradition is critical to weakening transnational drug cartels that send deadly drugs to the U.S.,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Robert Bell said in a statement Friday. “The DEA appreciates doing its important work with our close partners to keep Americans safe.”

Guerreros Unidos is reportedly known for its extraordinarily brutal methods, including public displays of beheading victims. The group was implicated in the 2014 disappearance of 43 teaching students, a matter in which Casarrubias Salgado’s brother Sidronio was allegedly involved, according to Mexican reports.

chicago tribune


  1. Involving the casarrubias in the disappearance of the Ayotzinapos detracts from the reporting when omar hamid garcia Harfuch the federal intelligence "chief" in the area has been implicated but never investigated, also IMPLICATED THE MEXICAN ARMY, MARINAS, FEDERAL POLICE FROM MEXICO CITY, SEDENA secretary Salvador Cienpedos, secretary of governance and public security miguel angel osorio chón and those responsible for the C5 communications for days before and after the crime, specially for the day of the disappearance, Cocula Mayor or the casarrubias don't have the authority to classify or disappear shit, chicago Tribune is just trying to fill space for lack of ads or news.

  2. Those students shouldn't ripoff other peoples dope! Bad things happen to bad people!

    1. That's just a theory ✌

    2. 7:43 no rip off artist uses tin cans to beg for spare change on the street to go to mexico city to protest about MEXICO68 massacre of students in Tlatelolco, including hijacking of autobuses, it is still a yearly ritual after 44 years, most politicians of every persuasion these days used to do the very same shit, but the Ayotzinapos had a lot of PRIISTAS and henchmen ready this time...
      Don't believe everything they feed your ears, or you will get a big thick long one in them one of these days, remember the tethers started demanding to see Obama's birth certificate?
      Now we know the kind of assholes that were doing it, headed by the Unpresidented Diagrace shame of the creepublicant's party

    3. Closer to 55 years since the Tlatelolco massacre

  3. I remember this indictment, or a related one. GU were heavy on Chicago in 2014, The buses came from Guerrero with heroin. Probably tied to the massacre in 2014.

    1. 11:36 remember the GU.were trying to put together the money for "omarcito"?
      And voilá all over again...
      Omar Hamid Garcia Harfuch, grandson of the Butcher of Tlatelolco giniral marcelino garcia Barragan and son of the chief of the drug trafficking DFS javier garcia Paniagua that gave charolas to Rafael Caro Quintero and Amado carrillo fuentes...too much rotten blood on that rotten motherfucker's veins...

    2. Z were heavy out there too in early 2010s late 2000s


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