The U.S. removes ‘El Vicentillo’, son of ‘El Mayo’ Zambada from the list of designated criminals

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With this action, the assets and accounts owned by Zambada Niebla in the United States are unfrozen and he is allowed to do business.

The United States removed Vicente Zambada Niebla “El Vicentillo”, son of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, from the list of designated criminals of the Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

This was announced by the US Treasury Department in a statement, in which it updated the data on its list. Zambada was released last year from prison and his whereabouts are unknown, as he is a protected witness for the United States.

In addition to deleting ‘El Vicentillo’ from its list, the companies Nueva Industria Ganadera de Culiacán, SA de CV, Multiservicios Jeviz SA de CV and Establo Puerto Rico SA de CV, domiciled in Sinaloa , were excluded from the list .


The three companies are directly linked to Vicente Zambada -47 years old- under the alias, Vicente Sotelo Guzmán, says the State Department.

With this action, the assets and accounts owned by Zambada Niebla in the United States are unfrozen and he is allowed to do business.

In May 2019, Zambada Niebla, “El Vicentillo”, who was one of the key witnesses in the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 5 years of probation in a federal court in Chicago. .

The sentence was for having played a key role in the “massive” trafficking of cocaine and heroin from Central and South America through Mexico to the United States.

Federal judge Rubén Castillo took into account in his sentence the 10 years that Zambada had been imprisoned at the time, captured in 2009 on a farm in Pedregal, in Mexico City.

“El Vicentillo” was extradited to Chicago in 2010 and a year later he began to cooperate with the US government.

Source: aristeguinoticias.com

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