El Chapo’s Trial Post/Updates

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i recall mamito in the austin trial  he refused to play along even tho he was CW...he was like "sure"  "if you say so"  it was funny stuff.  he had a proverbial gun in his back but he wasn't going to be owned.  that was a great trial almost a dozen defendants.  
 
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When he joined the cartel in '87, Baja California was where most of the trafficking tunnels were built, ZG said, which were a total game-changer for the cartel — they earned Chapo another nickname, “El Rapido,” the speedy one, from the Colombians.

"It’s the most secure way to cross drugs over to the United States,” Zambada Garcia said. “And it’s the securest way for the money that’s being returned back.”

Zambada Garcia testified about wars w rival cartels, which he admitted he was “of course” a part of.

“I am the brother of El Mayo Zambada. I had to look after myself. I had to fight in the war,” he said.
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ZG said Mayo & Chapo—who ordered hit jobs —would reward them for killing people of particular importance, like leaders from rival cartels. If cops found out about killings, leaders would speak to homicide officials, figure out “the line of investigation” and act accordingly

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Chivis - I wish they would get into if Azul is alive.  
It's like reading a cartel novel!
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In 1987, El Mayo was partners with the Arellano-Felix brothers who ran the Tijuana cartel. In 1991, Mayo split with the brothers and joined up with El Chapo and others, including El Azul, Amado Carrillo, and the Beltran-Leyva brothers.

El Rey Zambada on the war with the Tijuana cartel:

"The Arellano-Felix's though they were the kings, the rulers of Tijuana, and they didn't want anyone crossing drugs without their authorization."

Starting in the early '90s, "there were a lot of people killed."
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El Rey Zambada described an attempt on his life in Mexico City

"I was buying something at a store, some sicarios intercepted me and they shot at me from a distance.…they grazed my head. I fell to the floor but fortunately I wasn't left unconscious.…"
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"…I jumped back up and with my pistol I started firing at them. They were surprised because they thought I was dead. I managed to wound one of them… fortunately I saved my life."
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El Rey Zambada also described an attempted hit by El Chapo on Ramon Arellano-Felix, a leader of the Tijuana cartel. This is a famous shootout at a nightclub called Christine's in Puerto Vallarta.

Here's a news story about it from the time.
Our BB friend Steve knows all about this!  I love the NatGeo AFO which he is featured on!!!

El Rey heard about the attack at Christine's before it happened. Ramon Arellano-Felix escaped but several of his gunmen and some bystanders were killed. He said El Mayo "was bemoaning the fact that Ramon hadn't been killed because was a very dangerous enemy."

Afterward, Amado Carrillo and El Mayo's nephew Vicente had a peace meeting with the Arellano-Felix brothers in Tijuana.

El Rey: "The Arellano-Felix did not want to accept the peace treaty… Amado said that now for real everyone was going to fight… a very powerful war started."

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El Mayo's brother testified today about how El Chapo and others banded together to form a new group called "The Federation," which later became the Sinaloa cartel.
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thanks chava!!
 
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man this testimony is going to be boring for BB followers,  like tell us what we don't know.  but new to most americans...
 
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Thanks mica and Chivis, this is really interesting and much more informative/honest than we’ll get in the newspapers.  
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After escaping prison in 2001, Chapo went to Mexico City w/ Mayo Zambada and Mayo's brother, Rey. When a police escort met them, Chapo got nervous.
Rey put him at ease.
"Don't worry," he said. "These are our people. They're here to protect us."
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Zambada testified about switching drug shipments from large trucks to small, passenger vehicles: “It’s much harder for the authorities to detect them because on the same day thousands of vehicles are crossing. With 10 cars with 20 kilos each, if you lose one, you’ve lost 20. That’s not a lot. . . . It’s the ‘ant-speed’ operation’ to cross the drugs.”
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The cross-examination is going to be legendary!
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when i read this i thought wow, it lends  itself to mayo really being the boss because all the time chapo was in prison he has total access to communication he would know what was to happen and who would pick him up.  sounds untrue. damaso supposedly took care of the escape.  
 
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can't wait.  I would think Lichtman.  He can't cross the twins or at least margarito because of conflict.  he was his atty...so margarito said he did not want him to cross but did not object to his being on the case.  he signed a waiver.
 
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Judge just called an early end to testimony today in the El Chapo trial. Apparently there's some sort of electrical problem at the courthouse and we may lose power at the courthouse. There's currently a snowstorm in Brooklyn.

Updates on this afternoon's testimony to follow…


El Rey also spoke about El Chapo's first escape from prison in 2001. He said it was planned by Chapo's brother Arturo, El Mayo, and Arturo Beltran-Leyva.

He testified that Arturo Guzman said "his first purpose in life was to get him out" because he was "the head of the family"
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El Rey said El Chapo escaped by hiding in a laundry cart, with the help of a prison guard named El Chito.

This contradicts reports by journalist Anabel Hernandez that Chapo walked out the front door dressed as a cop.

After the escape, El Mayo and his brother sent a helicopter to rescue El Chapo from being recaptured. El Rey said they picked up Chapo in a helicopter, then drove him into Mexico City with a police escort.

El Rey on Chapo's police escort into Mexico City after his escape from prison:

"He had a natural reaction, he got worried. I said 'Don't worry about it, these are our people. They're here to protect us. Nobody will touch us from here on out."
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