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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Company Linked To Ovidio Guzmán Was A Supplier To The Sinaloa Science Center.

 "Ivan" for Borderland Beat 

The brothers Ludim and Luis Alfonso Zamudio Lerma, accused of supplying precursor chemicals to the Sinaloa Cartel, have woven a network of companies in Culiacán involving their relatives, one of which was a supplier to the Sinaloa Science Center during the administration of Quirino Ordaz Coppel.

The US Treasury Department identified the Zamudio Lerma brothers, Ludim Zamudio Ibarra, Luis Gerardo Flores Madrid, Ernesto Machado Torres and José Santana Arredondo Beltrán as being involved in the illicit trade of methamphetamines and fentanyl.

According to the US government, the network led by the Zamudio brothers is responsible for providing precursor chemicals directly to cartel members and operating laboratories.

The Zamudio family, states the Treasury Department, owns the companies Aceros y Refacciones del Humaya, Farmacia Ludim, Inmobiliaria del Río Humaya, Operadora Zait, Operadora del Humaya and Operadora Parque Alamedas.

With the companies, they indicate, they have carried out or attempted to carry out activities or transactions that have substantially contributed, or represent a considerable risk of contributing to the international proliferation of illicit drugs or their means of production.

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According to the Public Registry of Property records, Ludim and Luis Alfonso partnered with his wife and children to incorporate the companies.

The companies mentioned by the US authorities were incorporated in Culiacán between 2003 and 2006.

Operadora del Humaya was created in 2003 with Ludim Zamudio Lerma and his wife América Ibarra as shareholders, with the corporate purpose of buying, selling, importing, exporting and distributing all kinds of automotive spare parts, general mechanical services, and buying, selling and leasing real estate.

Two years later, Operadora del Humaya was the fuel supplier for the Sinaloa Science Center during 2019.

The contract was signed between Ludim Zamudio Ibarra as legal representative of the company; and Luis Arturo León Tavera, as director of the Science Center.

With the contract, the company grants a credit of up to 30 thousand pesos per fortnight with which workers could refuel official vehicles by means of a smart chip.

On the 15th and last day of each month, the company sent to the CCS the invoice for the fuel consumed. The contract was in effect from February 1 to December 31, 2019.

Also in 2003, Ludim and his wife created Inmobiliaria del Río Humaya, and in 2012 their sons Ludim and Miguel Ángel Zamudio Ibarra entered as shareholders; and in 2019 their son Edson Armando.

In 2004, Luis Alfonso Zamudio Lerma, Ludim's brother, created the company Inomibliaria Zait, associated with his wife Angelina Beatriz Iturríos; and in 2013 it was dissolved.

In 2006, Ludim and his wife formed Operadora Parque Alamedas, which continues active, and in 2018 their sons Ludim, Miguel Antonio, Edson Armando and Alexis Zamudio Ibarra entered as shareholders.

The purpose of the company is the purchase, sale, import and distribution of all kinds of automotive spare parts, among others.

The company Aceros y Refacciones del Humaya was registered in 2006 and states that it is a spin-off of another company created in 1990, and its partners are Luis Alfonso, Ludim, Jorge Alberto, Daniel and Ángel Guillermo Zamudio Lerma; Manuel Zamudio and Manuela Lerma.

In addition to the companies indicated by the Treasury Department, two other companies created by the Zamudio brothers appear in the Public Registry of Property.

In 2006, Ludim and América created Inmobiliaria Lemaz and in 2010 it was liquidated.

The company was dedicated to act as an advisor, commission agent, intermediary, broker and manager in the real estate industry...

Grupo Zamrosa, registered in 2009, was founded by Luis Alfonso Zamudio Lerma, David Elías Rosales Suárez and Dabiel Zamudio Lerma.

The company was dissolved in 2016 and had as its object the purchase-sale, lease, sublease of bars and/or restaurants.

José Antonio Arredondo Beltrán, also indicated by the Treasury, has a company that is not among those reported last week.

The company was registered in 2012 in partnership with Ubaldo López Beltrán, Hugo Florencio Medina López and Juan José López Guerra.

Hugo Florencio Medina was a candidate for State Attorney General in 2017 and participated in the process in which Juan José Ríos Estavillo was elected.

Since 1992 he worked in the Prosecutor's Office as Public Prosecutor, in the direction of Process Control and as deputy director of the State Judicial Police.

When he became associated with Arredondo Beltrán, he had already left the Prosecutor's Office and was the owner of the company Proveedora de Servicios Segimex.

The Treasury Department also pointed out Ernesto Machado Torres and Luis Gerardo Flores Madrid, who do not appear as partners in any company registered in Sinaloa.

Flores Madrid, according to Treasury, allegedly works directly for Ovidio Guzman Lopez; and Ernesto Machado and Jose Santana are operators of laboratories that produce 10 or more pounds of fentanyl and methamphetamine per production cycle.

The chemicals for the labs, according to the U.S. government, are provided by the Zamudio Lerma brothers and Ludim Zamudio Ibarra.

"The Zamudio Lerma brothers and their network enable the production of synthetic drugs that devastate American lives while enriching the Sinaloa Cartel's leadership," OFAC Director Andrea Gacki said in a statement.

She said that "depriving this network of access and resources will hinder the Sinaloa Cartel's ability to produce and traffic the illicit drugs it depends on.

OFAC prohibited all transactions by U.S. persons or persons within (or transiting through) the United States involving property or interests in property of the blocked persons.

Article published on February 26, 2023 in the 1048th edition of the weekly Ríodoce.



  1. Vergazos por todos lados a los chaputos. Sigan con sus mamadas. Y sus guerritas y poniendose dedo ustedes mismos en las redes sociales. Bola de pendejos.

    1. Ay guey y que le hicieron los chapitos pariente k esta tan prendido le bajaron la vieja o se la empinaron y se la dieron patras

    2. Somebody is telling and/or they are talking on the phone.

    3. You wouldn't imagine how many people think encrypted communication is safe.

    4. When setup properly its never really been broken its always misconfiguration or some kind of malware criminals are stupid enough to buy into for example anom or encrochat that had a issue server side

  2. We all know raton snitched

  3. A lot of residents observed an "avioneta" over the area before Ovidio was captured. Probably a servailence drone. The President and the secretary of defense said they had been investigating Ovidio for the last 7 months. RCQ was caught a year ago and a shitload of drug labs have been dismantled in Sinaloa for atleast a year, if not more. It's not hard to connect the dots here especially with BB covering all of these articles. Yet it doesn't cease to amaze me, there's always one or tontos that comment on here talking about this guy snitched, that guy snitched, they didn't make a payment. How about you give the Government some credit for actually taking care of business. Not everything is a conspiracy.

    1. Snitching is not conspiracies it's rampant in Mex hell it's not even hidden with all the banners and announcements it's almost normalized.

    2. The problem with your theory is the government heavily depends on snitches to gather intelligence and information to catch these big fishes and organizations.

    3. I dont give any credit to the gob unless they start to arrest ppl. Those drug lab busts we ve seen in sinaloa over the last year are just….no one ever arrested and the amount of drugs or chems seized isnt that huge. The article above point to deep involvement of the gob. Nobody is innocent.

    4. 6:10 what's so funny at one time or another Sinaloa Cartel, was the governments favorite, in getting hefty bribes. CJNG is also a producer of Fentynal, yet as we know it's the government's favorite in getting bribes, but rarely do you hear, they are busting thier labs, then again are growing in many States of Mexico.
      Sure thing ALMO wants to impress, the USA, by curtailing Fentynal, but unfortunately he is letting other cartels get away.

    5. 1049 the difference between our comments is that you guys have theories. What I mentioned are facts. You can verify what i mention in my comment by digging in these BB articles. The proof is there, arrest, seizures, witness accounts and everything else that comes along. The government is gathering information to carry out these operations whether it be through surveillance, anonymous tips or confessions. You guys have baseless theories. Like look at this guy (641) who says AMLO is trying to impress the U.S. 🤣 de donde sacas eso? Lets take a look at the facts and I encourage you to verify anything you think i may be wrong about... Sooo, AMLO cancels DEA visas from Mexico, removes U.S gov planes from Mexico, meets with Latin American dictators, doesn't show up to the North American Summit in L.A, cuts trade deals with Cuba, Russia and China but somehow AMLO in your mind is trying to impress the U.S? Okay 🙄😒...🤣🤣🤣🤣 you guys are comedy.

    6. 9:34
      Your a one sided cyclops, only sees one view. Don't forget the millions in Aid, the US government gives yearly to Mexico.
      Of course ELMO was puppetized to get DEA out of Mexico, because they got butt hurt, that Cienfuegos was arrested in USA.
      If you don't like comments, people are free to express, then don't read them.
      Lastly you got to be a paid internet influencer.

    7. Again with the baseless conspiracies. 🤦🏽‍♂️So if I don't roll with the Anti AMLO narrative then I have to be a paid influencer? So according to you my comments are driven by money? I can't just think for myself? If you happen to know who payes these so called "influencers" shoot them my way cause someone owes me some serious feria! As I said earlier, everything I mentioned can be verified in a lot of articles found on this very website. Sorry, but the one eyed cyclops are you along with the other three that drop the same played out comments despite the overwhelming evidence that proves otherwise. Again, how about you quit with the conspiracies and atleast give it a possibility that maybe, just maybe, the Mexican government is tired of the b.s and these operations along with all of the national projects taking place are genuine.

    8. 1001 there is the aid you say AMLO is taking

  4. Word on the street is there’s a big operativo going down soon in culiacan p.s bay skin

  5. This isn’t a case of snitching, the Americans have had enough of fentanyl and they’ve decided to go after the biggest cartel.

    1. 8:10 its about time know let's put ovidio Ivan Alfredo and any other waste of skin with last name Guzman in a cell beside they're pathetic father

  6. I kinda miss SIR atleast his rants were supported by actual facts. SIR reportate! LOL. BB needs you

    1. Yes and they other guy both are straight shooters. they don't play games with Mexico vs USA bullshit they know what they are talking about I think one was a X DEA Steve ?

  7. Some corridos do tell how they move and some are real .los alegres de el barranco el terror tells you how Chapo move around if you know what that song is talking about.that shit was real and maybe they should stop talking to much on some of there corridos.

  8. Cds snitching too much, gov is mad and going after them.
    They even snitched on narcopresident Calderon.
    Yes, that's a guy with power there. He has accusation and testimonies but won't see any charges like the rest of Mexican narcopresidents..


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