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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

U.S. Businessman Used Shell Companies To Traffic Precursors With CJNG

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

According to US authorities, Algredo started his business in approximately 2011.

Javier Algredo Vázquez Arrested

A U.S. businessman was found guilty of drug trafficking in mid-2023 after being involved in a shell company scheme to bring precursor chemicals from Asia to Mexico to produce methamphetamine.

Javier Algredo Vázquez trafficked tons of precursor chemicals from China, India and Turkey to the United States, using a network of front companies connected to Mexico.

According to US authorities, Algredo began his business in approximately 2011.

He worked directly with the Jalisco New Generation Caretl for ten years until mid-2021, when he was arrested by US authorities. His shipments were headed to two strategic points in Mexico: the Port of Veracruz and the Port of Manzanillo in Colima.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began investigating this three-man network, which used legitimate front companies to purchase the chemicals in Asia: acetic acid, citric acid and methylammonium chloride.

The precursors were then imported into the United States and finally into Mexico to produce methamphetamine, which was returned to the US.

How did they catch him?

To investigate him, US authorities leaked a cooperating witness. It was a former CJNG operator who identified Algredo as a cartel operator, whom he had met personally between 2013 and 2014 in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

The insider said another cartel worker introduced them as coordinators of precursor shipments. He recalled that Algredo agreed to sell them "acero" and "dulce," code names for methamphetamine precursors according to the DEA.

Another source collaborating within the cartel, but also working directly for the DEA, said he met Algredo at Algredo's ranch in Puente Grande, Jalisco, where he offered to sell him "dulce" and "loquera," plus precursor chemicals.

Algredo showed him the methamphetamine lab he ran on his property, and even offered the DEA source to give him free precursors in exchange for operating his lab.

US prosecutors discovered that Algredo controlled the company Pro Chemie New York Inc, which they directly linked to several shipments of precursors belonging to the scheme used to produce and traffic drugs that Algredo and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel belonged to.

With official documents of the shipments, the US authorities were able to secure 4 shipments that made a first stop in the United States; one with 24.5 tons of methylammonium chloride in Oakland, California, which were going from China and had as final destination the port of Manzanillo, Colima.

Two more seizures of a total of 50 tons of citric acid coming from China and destined for the Port of Veracruz, including an illicit shipment of oxalic acid in Seabrook, Texas with 22 tons of the precursor used to manufacture drugs.

The shipment was made by the Indian firm Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection, for which Algredo paid 20,900 dollars ($381,660.54).

And another seizure of 44.4 tons of acetic acid that came from Turkey and was headed to Manzanillo, Colima.

Relationship with Mexico

In Mexico, Algredo was linked to the company MB Barter &Trading Mexico SA de CV, whose import and export manager is, according to his Linkedin account, Carlos Algredo, Javier's brother. The company has an address in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico.

On its official website, the company reports that it works with imports of several of the precursor chemicals indicated by the US government, such as acetic acid, citric acid and oxalic acid, but not methylammonium chloride. In addition, commercial records confirm that he had business with the company Punjab Chemicals.

On July 26, 2023, Javier Algredo went to trial, and was found guilty by a jury in Washington after a trial that lasted several days, of one count of conspiracy to produce methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of conspiracy to launder money.

His sentencing is pending, and his brother, Carlos, is likely to be charged as part of the same criminal scheme.



  1. Lol.. I swear this is the first time I have ever heard of a precursor bust with CJNG... and its STILL NOT EVEN FOR FENT!!!

    1. They get precursors from the Lázaro Cárdenas port

    2. El SENOR mencho dislikes the fentanilo. Why kill your customers?

    3. The busts that make the media are the ones they want to appease America with. They will attribute whichever cartel has the most US interest

  2. But but mama said he’s a good boy. But but mama said he’s a straight businessman.

    1. You can’t deny that he was a good businessman.

    2. Dealing drugs is good business?

    3. @12:32 It can be, for a while if you have some touch in it. We mostly see those dumb cannon fodders and it distorts our view on that.

  3. A lot of CJNG out in the bay area Oakland San Francisco San Jose Redwood city and up north Sacramento Santa Rosa .. Oakland got like the 2nd busiest port in the USA

    1. It says a lot, knowing that some random guy on the internet seems to know all this but the FBI, DEA, and local law seems to be completely oblivious... or enabling everything that is happening today.

    2. CJNG pushed into Fresno. Bulldogs putting in work for them.

    3. @9:14 they know who’s moving what and who runs what area with the technology now and days you don’t think they know? You must be hiding under a rock. 🫵🏾🤣

    4. @321 — that’s exactly what I was implying.. is your brain under a rock?

  4. Javier will be serving a long time in prison, he had precursor chemicals delivered by the tons.

  5. Replies
    1. dont do drugs kids or you end up like 10:50

    2. Stay in school kids, or you'll end up spelling like @11:10

  6. Wow interesting meth precursors. Too bad they got snitched on by a CI.

    How come the US doesn’t just legalize it already, regulate the market, and have special labs in the US that test the purity and dosages.

    It’s asthma and ADD medication for crying out loud. Maybe also make some Adderall so Americans don’t have to get fake drugs in the streets because their doctors are punks and the RX drug stores never have inventory and won’t order.

    That would help reduce fetty deaths.

    1. Incorrect. Oregon’s overdose rate of death increased 25% the first year of “legalized everything”. And the impact on homelessness reverberates and shakes every corner of that city.

    2. Just stop the narcan distribution, sure you will see more death people but much less addicts and later on less death people.

    3. Legalising meth/ fent and heroin LMAO what a stupid fucking idea

    4. Oregon did not have a policy of legalized everything they decriminalized small amounts they did not legalize everything if you look at Canada, and some of the programs they have implemented distributing government made heroin to attics it has reduced the amount used and related crime and overall addiction rights. This is an ongoing longitudinal study in British Columbia. Google it if you want some actual real facts.


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