1. Does the US government have any hard evidence (dates, times, details of crimes committed) against Serafin or is it largely circumstantial evidence based on photos of drugs on his social media accounts?
2. Has the US government continually postponed Serafin's trial as a tactic in order to scare him into becoming an informant? Is this in violation of the 6th Amendment?
"The Speedy Trial Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy . . . trial . . . ." The Clause protects the defendant from delay between the presentation of the indictment or similar charging instrument and the beginning of trial."
From what I have understood the investigation took place over many years, utilizing wiretaps, informants (the twins and others) to set up deals that they then seized after they were transported into the US. Not sure what else they had but this was a long time coming, interesting the conclusion but none the less, something that was inevitable. We can also assume that at the very least CDS provided the US government with information on other cartels.