Aurelio Cano Flores, aka Yankee and Yeyo, a leading figure of the Gulf Cartel the highest level in the U.S. condemned in the past 15 years, reported the Department of Justice.
Aurelio Cano, 40, was extradited from Mexico in August 2011, and was considered the “square head” of the border town of Los Guerra, in the state of Tamaulipas, in charge of the main entry route of drug Gulf Cartel into the United States.
As a Drug trafficker he began working for the cartel as a policeman in 2001, and soon went on to become one of the main operators of the organization, one of the most powerful and bloodthirsty of Mexico.
The Justice Department may file with the court telephone conversations and the testimony of other cartel members, the statement said.
The conviction of Aurelio Cano could result in a life sentence and will be announced by the federal court on May 13.