El Chapo

The latest reports on Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera’s Sinaloa cartel and its Chicago ties.

Pedro Flores’s wife Vivianna Lopez and Margarito Flores’s wife Valerie Gaytan collected drug debts owed to their husbands and spent lavishly, according to prosecutors.
Lyons, the first woman to hold the post, says she’ll target Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel, saying the fentanyl they supply is “like nothing I’ve ever seen in my 30 years in law enforcement.”
Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, known as “The Engineer,” told a judge he had “always made a living as a cattle rancher.” Now he faces up to life in prison.
Mexico’s president says his government will consider a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be returned to Mexico.
Married to the convicted Chicago cocaine traffickers who helped bring down Sinaloa cartel drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, Vivianna Lopez and Valerie Gaytan are accused of spending millions of drug proceeds on everything from vacations to tuition.
The onetime Chicago cocaine kingpin’s wife Vivianna Lopez and his brother’s wife Valerie Gaytan are fighting money-laundering charges. Flores says immunity for them was part of the deal he and his twin brother Margarito Flores, who both grew up in Little Village, were given.
Caro Quintero — wanted in the torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985 — has been captured by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison.
Armando Flores, whose brothers Pedro Flores and Margarito Flores once were Chicago’s drug kingpins, stashed it under his porch in Texas after they surrendered in 2008.
Retired DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña say Netflix took some liberties. But Peña acknowledges unwittingly working with a death-squad leader to locate Escobar.
Vivianna Lopez, whose husband Pedro Flores was once Chicago’s biggest cocaine trafficker, ‘did not receive immunity’ or ‘a non-prosecution agreement’ to keep her from being prosecuted for laundering drug money, a prosecutor says.
Vivianna Lopez and Valerie Gaytan — wives of former Chicago cocaine kingpins Pedro Flores and Margarito Flores — used drug money for 2018 and 2019 trips, newly unsealed affidavit says.
Vivianna Lopez, the wife of Pedro Flores, points to her husband’s testimony against El Chapo as evidence of a deal to spare her from criminal charges in the case.
Soldiers ‘are not there to disarm the two sides but rather to prevent the conflict from spreading. The problem is that we don’t know where the army draws the line,’ a security expert says.
The cameras that covered every angle of the modest home’s exterior are gone now. The hole under a bathtub leading to escape tunnels? Covered with concrete.
Guadalupe Fernandez Valencia offered a tearful apology to her family and the judge, saying, ‘I wish I could find the words to convince you of how sorry I am.’
The former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in Chicago said the women betrayed the U.S. government, which got them out of Mexico after their husbands agreed to cooperate against Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.
Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar Sinaloa cartel criminal empire.
They’ve used complex schemes to disguise millions in drug proceeds, making them seem to be legitimate transactions, according to law enforcement sources and court files.
A court filing reveals a new investigation against Pedro Flores and Margarito Flores, brothers convicted of importing a ton of cocaine a month into Chicago and other cities.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, appeared by video conference for an initial court appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Washington, D.C.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico, was arrested at Dulles International Airport.
Margarito Flores’ request led to the revelation federal prosecutors no longer believe he and his brother turned over all of their assets to the government.