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The Tacks, leader of the Arellano Felix in Tijuana Arrested

Alfredo César García Meza was turned over to federal authorities for his extradition to the U.S.

 

The Tacks, leader of the Arellano Felix in Tijuana Arrested

TIJUANA, Elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) Alfredo Meza apprehended César García, alias “El Tacks”, alleged leader of the Arellano Felix cartel in the border and who is wanted by U.S. authorities.

The director of the corporation owned by the Ministry of Public Security of the state, Marco Antonio Gómez Montoya said also stopped other alleged members of the criminal group, including a woman.

He explained that Garcia Meza was wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the U.S., so this subject was made available to federal authorities for his extradition to the United States.

The official said that agents also arrested PEP Lagunas Adrian Vazquez, alias “El Macho Prieto” and other alleged members of that cartel, which disintegrated into a dangerous crime cell operating in this border.

The incident occurred on Boulevard Agua Caliente in this city, when Garcia Meza was recognized by police officers and confirmed his identity after it was discovered that he had a provisional warrant for extradition to the United States on charges of organized crime.

After which the police moved to the colony of Sepanal, where Joselyn and Leslie Marquez, 23, acted to commit an act of crime in a subdivision of Playas de Tijuana.

There also arrested Zazueta Luis Angel Cornejo, with one kilogram of cocaine, whose was paid $ 500.

In colonia Terrazas del Valle, agents intercepted a Ford Explorer 2002 and detained foreign plates Lagunas Vazquez and his companion Luis Gabriel Ramirez Duenas.

Both suspects were arrested and guns, drugs, a charger and plastic scrap for drug dosing was seized.

Later, in the Buena Vista neighborhood, she assured José Francisco Farias Prado, alias “Chucho”, who was driving a vehicle Geo Metro 1991, a wrapper with the drug known as “ice”.

The detainees were turned over to the appropriate authorities.

 

 

 

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Posted by on 09/28/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Mexico extradites former drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix to U.S.A.

Responds to a court in San Diego on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and drug trafficking

Mexico extradites former drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix to U.S.A.

The government of Mexico extradites Eduardo Arellano Felix to the U.S., to respond to charges of conspiracy, money laundering and trafficking in cocaine and marijuana in a court in San Diego, California, on.

The attorney for the California border city with Mexico, Laura Duffy, reported that the government of Mexico had been requested since 2010 to extradite Arellano Felix who was arrested in October 2008 in Tijuana, Baja California.

The former head of the organization of the Arellano Felix will be filed with the federal court in San Diego on 4 September.

“We thank the Government of Mexico for this extradition,” Duffy said, adding that delivery of Arellano Felix is ​​”a step in bringing to justice another figure U.S. to face drug trafficking charges serious.”

The regional director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), William Sherman, said for his part that “the extradition of Eduardo Arellano Felix marks the end of 20 years of research by the DEA to the cartel.”

He said Arellano Felix’s extradition “illustrates how the DEA and other agencies to relentlessly pursue drug traffickers to bring them to justice.”

The indictment states that Eduardo Arellano Felix and other leaders of the organization are responsible for purchasing large quantities of cocaine to Colombian groups.

 
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Posted by on 09/01/2012 in Border, Crime!

 

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FBI claims that El Gordo was lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel

A total of 38 members of this Cartel are being held in San Diego and 37 of them have pleaded guilty

FBI claims that El Gordo was lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel
FBI claims that El Gordo was lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel

 

U.S. Authorities placed Armando El Gordo Villarreal Heredia, delivered this week by Mexico as the most important lieutenant in the reorganization of the cartel, the Arellano Felix brothers directed.

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.

 
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Posted by on 05/28/2012 in Crime!

 

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Rigoberto Yanez Guerrero “El Primo” sentenced to 16 years prison!

 

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Rigoberto Yanez Guerrero is charged with coordinating cocaine shipments from Colombia to Mexico, with a final destination in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 .- Rigoberto Yanez Guerrero, Mexican cartel lieutenant of the Arellano Felix, was sentenced today in San Diego, California (United States), to 16 years in prison for his role in coordinating shipments of cocaine from Colombia to Mexico, with a final destination in the U.S..

According to federal prosecutor Joseph Green, Yanez Guerrero, 42, nicknamed “El Primo” was the main coordinator of the cartel in Mexico City from 1995 to 2001 and was the main point of contact with Colombian traffickers.

District Judge Larry Burns, issued the sentence Monday against Yanez Guerrero, who according to the allegations coordinated shipments of between five and ten tons of cocaine, air and sea.

Yanez Guerrero, who pleaded guilty last July and faced a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, was extradited to the U.S. in 2010 after waiting for his trial since his arrest in 2001.

His lawyer, Carolyn Oliver, had argued in court that his sentence should be less than those who received byother group members of the Arellano Felix drug cartel, also known as the Tijuanacartel.

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In early January, Benjamin Arellano Felix pled guilty in federal court on charges of conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy as part of a plea deal that spared him a trial and to bring a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

According to the indictment, Yanez Guerrero was one of the leaders of the Arellano Felix cartel responsible for control and the flow of cocaine, marijuana and other drugs across the Mexican Border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali into the United States.

In addition to his prison term, Yanez accepted the seizure of nearly a million dollars from their criminal activities.

Yanez Guerrero comes from a long list of leaders of the Arellano Felix cartel have been arrested and are behind bars in America.

According to the authorities, the cartel of the Arellano Felix brothers controlled Benjamin, Eduardo, Javier and Ramon, monopolized the drug trafficking routes for over 20 years through Tijuana until the death of Ramon in 2002 and the Javier’s capture in 2006.

 

 

 
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Posted by on 01/31/2012 in Crime!, Drugs

 

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