Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mexican Narco On Trial Implicates USDOJ, DEA And FBI As Collaborators For The Sinaloa Cartel

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla

Zambada-Niebla says deal between departments of justice and the Sinaloa Cartel allowed drugs to be shipped into Chicago.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 14, 2011

Chicago - Last week, Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, 34, aka, "El Vicentillo" during a federal trial in Chicago implicated the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Iinvestigation in a deal between the federal agencies and the Sinaloa Cartel. Zambada-Niebla in an affidavit filed in federal court alleges, the the U.S. federal agencies allowed the shipment of large quantities of cocaine from the Sinaloa Cartel into Chicago and other parts of the U.S. in exchange for information leading to arrests of rival members of drug cartels.
Zambada-Niebla is charged with conspiracy to import, sell and distribute large quantities of cocaine and heroin into the U.S. He was extradited to the U.S. in February 2010 from Mexico.
Zambada-Niebla testified, that he had provided information about rival cartels to the feds in exchange for protection and allowing drug shipments to reach their destinations. Zambada-Niebla also confirmed, that he was present when U.S. federal agents met with key leaders from the Sinaloa Cartel and witnessed compact agreements. The agreements included intelligence information would be provided to the Sinaloa Cartel by the U.S. feds concerning investigations and raids.  Any raid planned by other law enforcement agencies and the Mexican government against the Sinaloa Cartel was passed on to the Sinaloa Cartel, inorder to allow them time to elude capture. The agreements were done without the Mexican authorities knowing anything about it, eventhough the U.S. feds knew most of the Sinaloa Cartel operators and leaders were wanted in the U.S. and Mexico, according to Zambada-Niebla.
Zambada-Niebla led the operations, logistics and security for the Sinaloa Cartel, according to the criminal complaint.
Zambada-Niebla who was arrested in Mexico in 2009 was indicted in Chicago along with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán-Loera and Zambada-Niebla’s father, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, both of whom allegedly directed factions of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Zambada-Niebla is facing life in a federal prison, if convicted.
He is also facing a separate indictment in U.S District Court for the District of Columbia and is being prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section. Zambada-Niebla will first face the charges against him in Chicago and then he will face charges in the District of Columbia.

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