For possession of cocaine and marijuana, money laundering, and possession of firearms, both members were found guilty
The Department of Justice announced that a federal jury of the state to the south of the United States; Texas, found responsible two Mexicans who would be members of the Mexican criminal organization called “Sinaloa Cartel. “
Over the past three weeks, two alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel, Arturo Shows Urquidi alias ‘Chous’ and Mario Iglesias-Villegas alias ‘El Dos’, have been tried in a federal court based in El Paso headed by Judge Frank Montalvo. .
The two subjects are accused of having participated in criminal operations, that is, they distributed the narcotics of the criminal gang in the American territory.
Likewise, Mexicans have also been found guilty of acquiring cocaine, marijuana, money laundering, and possession of firearms to provoke drug trafficking crimes.
For his part, Iglesias Villegas is accused of five other violent charges linked to illegal activities, including conspiracy to assassinate in a foreign country and one charge of kidnapping.
Through a statement, it was announced that Iglesias was deprived of his freedom in 2012 and that, until that date, he was the leader of a gang of hitmen of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The Mexican “was a significant participant in the death of thousands of people in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, from 2008 to 2011,” said the institution.
However, a Texas resident named Sergio Saucedo was kidnapped and murdered, for which the subject is also related for his collaboration in said violent act.
“Iglesias’ acts of violence allowed the Sinaloa Cartel to control the Juárez drug corridor and successfully import cocaine and marijuana into the United States,” the DOJ stated.
As for Urquidi, the United States security elements admonished that he belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel for a long time, this being a member who was under the command of Ismael better known as “El Mayo” Zambada.
Urquidi, a former Chihuahua state police officer, cooperated with the hideouts where thousands of kilograms of trafficked cocaine were unloaded in tanker trucks at the border and later reloaded with weapons and money that were returned to Culiacán, the Mexican state of Sinaloa.