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Money laundering suspects (19) detained by U.S. Federal Authorities

The U.S. federal authorities announced the arrest and indictment of nineteen people for washing tens of millions of dollars from the drug trade for Colombia.

Money Laundering suspects (19) detained by U.S. Federal Authorities

Money Laundering suspects (19) detained by U.S. Federal Authorities

The detainees were allegedly a network from the U.S. sending money from drug trafficking to Colombia , and was received by persons operating in shopping centers in the city of Cali , federal prosecutors said the Eastern District of New York in a statement.

After a four-year investigation, twelve people were arrested in Cali by the National Police and four others were arrested in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, while three were already under arrest previously for other reasons.

The officers who conducted the arrests seized $ 6.5 million and 52.5 kilos of heroin, 32 kilos of cocaine, 28.5 kilos of marijuana, eight vehicles and three firearms.

The four arrested in the United States received cash from drug dealers, often elaborately hidden, and sent it through transfers to Colombia, the statement said.

Twelve arrested in Colombia on their way, according to federal prosecutors, a network for the distribution of money from receipt of Cali in commercial establishments in the hands of Colombian drug traffickers.

“People arrested and charged today allegedly transferred tens of millions of dollars in drug money from the U.S. to Colombia’s drug traffickers” , said U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in a note, in which he stressed that laundering Money is the lifeblood of narcotics. “

If convicted, those arrested could face up to twenty years in prison.

By: Reuters
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Posted by on 03/15/2013 in Crime!, Money Laundering

 

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alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Colombia

The security agencies of the Government of Colombia are on alert after detecting the presence of several Mexican citizens, including an alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia
Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia

According to information released by the electronic portal of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Mexicans have been detected in areas of influence of local criminal groups known as Rastrojos and Urabeños, making the Colombian authorities suspect a potential alliance between that organization ‘El Chapo’ Guzman with South American drug traffickers for trafficking of synthetic drugs.

According to the memo, the alleged nephew of ‘El Chapo’, was not mentioned by name, but reportedly met at an apartment in northern Bogota to coordinate with heads of Rastrojos starting the business of the transfer of synthetic drugs.

In that place, it was noted, that a video was made, and is being reviewed by the authorities. In addition, several members of the band, including a guy nicknamed ‘Pinki’ were captured.

The intention of the Sinaloa Cartel is to have a presence in strategic areas of shipping and cargoes of cocaine output, according to information released at the time.

Colombian security agencies are to follow up on the evidence left by the Mexicans in areas such as Buenaventura, Cali, Urabá, Medellin and Bogota.

The Ombudsman has also received reports in which he speaks about the presence of Mexicans in Buenaventura, who would be checking out of cocaine.

“These people have no legal documents, therefore we believe that fly in and out by plane,” he told an investigator Weather case. Information held by security agencies Colombia, indicates that the meetings between the nephew of ‘Chapo’ Guzman and the heirs of the Rastrojos and Urabeños, dating back months.

For the Rastrojos, the contact would be a cousin of Diego Perez Henao, ‘Diego Stubble’. This family has already been identified, but has no warrants, and within the band is known as ‘Chicken Bobo’, says the note. “He is the person who assumed the military command and drug trafficking by members of the organization who were in the wing of Diego Stubble “refers the researcher.

Urabeños, is the link for Héctor Urdinola, ‘Chico’ or ‘Zarco’, who inherited the band Males and allied with the Urabeños to displace Rastrojos. That fight for routes and territory has generated hundreds of deaths, especially in the Valle del Cauca.

 
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Posted by on 01/06/2013 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Sinaloa cartel link Sergio Asuad Oscar Otero, aka the “Mouse Captured in Colombia

Sergio Asuad Oscar Otero, aka the “Mouse” was arrested in the southwestern city of Cali, after making several trips to Ecuador

Sergio Asuad Oscar Otero, aka the “Mouse”, considered one of the links with Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel in the region.

In a statement released on Saturday in Bogota, the institution reported that the subject, Colombian cartel member North Valley, was arrested in the southwestern city of Cali, after several trips to Ecuador.

According to the report, “Mouse” was commissioned to provide “effective contacts with the Mexican Mafia, particularly with the Sinaloa cartel,” gangs working for drug traffickers in Colombia as Los Urabeños.

The National Police said that Otero was required Asuad extradition by a court in the Southern District of Florida, USA, to answer for crimes linked to drug trafficking in the North American country.

According to the source, “Mouse” became the border with Ecuador in its hub, and was even in the neighboring province of Lago Agrio, which struggled for drug shipments, so they had to return to Colombia.

Before his trip to Cali, underwent plastic surgery on the nose and chin in a prestigious clinic in the eastern city of Villavicencio, in order to change his appearance and avoid capture by the authorities, the report said.

The suspect appears to be linked to the murder of a man known by the alias “El Gordo”, which was an informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) who participated in a controlled delivery operation and was killed in November 2011 in Bogotá.

 
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Posted by on 10/21/2012 in Crime Watch, Crime!

 

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34 Sinaloa Cartel members Captured in Colombia

Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo
Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo

During the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, they account for 90% of the drugs trafficked in the country

BOGOTA, Feb. 25. – The Colombian authorities arrested 34 suspected drug traffickers sought by the United States, the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, police spokesmen said Monday.

The National Police Director, General Oscar Naranjo, in speaking to the press in Cali. The detainees were part of an organization known as the Clan of the Galeano and linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

The catch is derived from an investigation of several months by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Dijin) of the National Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

During the time of the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, said the official, who stressed that the trafficking group makes up about 90 percent of the drugs that occurs in the South East and all bound for Mexico and the United States.

It was the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, “said Naranjo, who attended a meeting in Cali. The government led by President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. Most of the detainees, thirteen, were arrested in Villavicencio (center), another twelve in Bogota and the other in Ibague (southwest), Manizales (west), Florence (south) and Inirida (east).

Those captured are requested in extradition by a court in Miami.

 
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Posted by on 02/26/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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