World 7 Tons of Cocaine in Jalapeño Cans: The Evidence Against El Chapo

00:51  12 april  2018
00:51  12 april  2018 Source:   The New York Times

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Those were legion, the memo said, and included murders, acts of torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine in cans of jalapeños .

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Six people died in the shootout that ensued, and chroniclers of Mexico’s brutal drug wars have long attributed the massacre to Joaquín Guzmán Loera, a young kingpin known as El Chapo, who was settling a score with the leaders of the gang — the brothers Francisco Javier and Ramón Arellano Félix. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn claimed that Mr. Guzmán was indeed involved and said that they planned to tell the tale of the decades-old slaughter at his trial.

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The document also offers the first glimpse at the evidence against Chapo , and describes some of the witnesses who would be called to testify against him if he goes to trial. It says he imported at least 200 metric tons of cocaine from Colombia, earning him more than billion in illicit proceeds.

The gunfight — which took place, prosecutors said, as Mr. Guzmán was consolidating his control of smuggling routes as a rising power in the Sinaloa drug cartel — was mentioned in a 90-page government memo filed in the case on Tuesday. With the sprawling conspiracy trial set to begin in September, the memo was designed to list the crimes that Mr. Guzmán was believed to have committed, but were not specifically laid out in his indictment. Those were legion, the memo said, and included murders, acts of torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine in cans of jalapeños.

In the 15 months since Mr. Guzmán was sent from Mexico to New York, his prosecution has been bogged down in legal technicalities related to his extradition and in arguments about the harsh conditions of his confinement in the high-security wing of Manhattan’s federal jail. The government’s new filing was the first detailed account of the often gruesome evidence that prosecutors plan to present to the jury.

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The vast majority of the evidence against Guzmán and the movements of the Sinaloa cartel are drug seizures by the U.S. government. One of the semi-submersible submarines that Capers' office says El Chapo used with the help of Colombian cartels. They can carry as much as six tons of cocaine .

The document also offers the first glimpse at the evidence against Chapo , and describes some of the witnesses who would be called to testify against him if he goes to trial. It says he imported at least 200 metric tons of cocaine from Colombia, earning him more than billion in illicit proceeds.

In 2001, the government said, as Mr. Guzmán was making war on two rival gangs — the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas — he ordered his pistoleros to capture and torture any members of the groups they could find. Some of the men were brought to him “bound and helpless,” the memo said, for personal interrogations. “In at least one instance,” prosecutors wrote, “the defendant himself shot the rivals at point-blank range and ordered his lackeys to dispose of the bodies.”

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During that time authorities estimate the Flores brothers slung 71 tons of cocaine in Chicago and other U.S. cities, worth more than billion. During the time they were secretly gathering evidence against El Chapo 's Sinaloa cartel, if they had been exposed "they certainly would have been killed."

El Chapo was indicted in Chicago in 2009. At the time, federal prosecutors said he exported tons of drugs to the United States via ships and submarines and 747s. Presented with the evidence against him, he, too, agreed to cooperate, court records show.

Nine years later, while Mr. Guzmán was fighting another competitor, the Beltrán Leyva organization, he received word that one of its top lieutenants, Israel Rincón Martínez, had been kidnapped by his henchmen, the government said. According to the memo, Mr. Rincón was shuttled between a series of Mr. Guzmán’s properties, where he was tortured and questioned by Mr. Guzmán’s cousin, Juan Guzmán Rocha. Even though Mr. Guzmán ordered the interrogators not to kill Mr. Rincón until he got there, the memo claimed that by the time he arrived, Mr. Rincón was dead.

The memo clearly sought to portray Mr. Guzmán, 58, as a calculating and violent man. In 2006, for instance, after relaxing over lunch, he had two members of the Zetas beaten, the government said, then shot them both in the head “with a long gun.” According to the memo, Mr. Guzmán then “ordered his workers to dig a hole in the ground, throw the bodies in the hole and light the bodies on fire.”

Mr. Guzmán’s lawyer, A. Eduardo Balarezo, said on Tuesday that he was reviewing the memo and would “respond in due course.”

For several months, Mr. Balarezo has been arguing — mostly to no avail — that Mr. Guzmán cannot get a fair trial with the severe restrictions placed on him in custody and the sensational publicity surrounding the prosecution. On Monday, he filed his own court papers asking the government to provide him with the criminal histories of the various drug lords, couriers, enforcers and accountants that prosecutors may put on the stand — as many as 40 witnesses, some of whom may be allowed to testify under aliases.

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Mexican marines discovered tons of cocaine hidden in 217 containers of spicy salsa. The Sinaloa kingpin opened a chili-pepper cannery in Guadalajara in southwest Mexico, which he used to produce cans labeled "Comadre Jalapeños " More: Drugs Cocaine Mexican Drug Cartels El Chapo Guzman.

Crop rotation can help, and resistant strains of jalapeño , such as the NuMex Vaquero and TAM Mild Jalapeño , have 2007 in the 'Short-Form'.[58] Joaquín Guzmán " El Chapo " leader of the Sinaloa Cartel operated a cannery in Guadalajara producing "Comadre Jalapeños " in order to ship cocaine

Those witnesses will likely be the ones who describe the brutalities the government included in its memo, but their accounts will not be the only evidence presented. Prosecutors wrote that they also had satellite photos of Mr. Guzmán and his operation, seized drug ledgers, dozens of videos, thousands of intercepted phone calls and emails, and more than 300,000 pages of documents. They said they might even offer evidence about payments Mr. Guzmán made to his lawyers as “proof of the defendant’s unexplained wealth and substantial income.”

And yet there remain certain things that the government does not want the jury to hear. The memo said that included any suggestion of the charitable works that Mr. Guzmán performed in Mexico or his recent announcement through a lawyer that he was planning to run — from his jail cell in New York — for the Mexican Senate.

The government has also asked the presiding judge, Brian M. Cogan, to exclude any mention of the interview that the actor Sean Penn conducted with Mr. Guzmán for Rolling Stone magazine in 2015 while Mr. Guzmán was hiding at a safe house in the hills of Mexico. The government took issue with the interview because in it, Mr. Penn referred to Mr. Guzmán as “a Robin Hood-like figure” and alleged that the American drug-buying public was complicit in his crimes.

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