A total of 38 members of this Cartel are being held in San Diego and 37 of them have pleaded guilty
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that the betrayed American national, was the ringleader of a group of 43 people under the command of Armando Engineer Sanchez Arellano, a nephew of the Arellano Felix and current leader of the group.
A total of 38 members of this cartel are being held in San Diego and 37 of them have pleaded guilty, another accepted the charges one day after Villarreal Heredia was delivered to the U.S. government.
El Gordo Villarreal Heredia is the only prisoner insisting on his innocence. The other members are still at large.
All are part of an investigation called “Operation Green Light,” which the U.S. government first made in Spanish.
The operation includes hundreds of recordings of conversations between members of that cartel, and is allowed by a federal magistrate.
El Gordo Villarreal Heredia is the brother of Arthur The Nalgón Villarreal Heredia, who was arrested in 2006 with Francisco Javier The Tigrillo Arellano Felix.
For his American nationality, El Gordo faces a potential life sentence for racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, extortion, theft, violence, money laundering and drug trafficking activities.