Finally, my book Convicting Chapo is on Amazon for sale. Here are a few excerpts from the book to hopefully entice you to buy one:

According to Chupeta, the 40% was more than the normal 37% he paid the smugglers, but that El Chapo had made a convincing argument; “I’m a lot faster, try me and you’ll see,” Chupeta recalled to the jury. The first shipment was delivered from Los Mochis to Los Angeles “in about a week” starting a 17-18-year business partnership between Chupeta and El Chapo.

Tirso Martínez-Sanchez testified on December 10, that even midlevel coke dealers working with the Sinaloa cartel stood to make significant money. He wanted to work for Chapo so bad, that when El Chapo asked him for help shipping 200 kilos of cocaine to Los Angeles, he offered to do it for free. Why? Martínez-Sanchez told the jury he “really wanted to work with him on larger quantities,” adding that he knew he could make “a lot more money” than the $200,000 the 200 kilos paid. Each kilo cost $1,000 in transportation costs to the U.S. hubs and the smuggling over the border fees, he testified. According to him, from 2000 to 2003, he made $15-25 million in profits from drug trafficking Chapo’s drugs.

It doesn’t take much to put “El Chapo into a murderous rage,” testified Jesús Zambada García. Zambada Garcia told the jury that he was part of the Sinaloa cartel.

For the second attack, Martínez told the jury that after he was placed back into the same cell block with his attackers, he was stabbed five to six times on the back while making a telephone call by two attackers. He told the jury that in this second attack, he suffered a punctured lung and pancreas.

Zamabada Niebla also told the jury that while Lindero was handcuffed, they called El Azul’s son and put him on the speaker phone so that he could listen in while Lindero was interrogated. Reporter Hamilton Keegan opined on his Twitter post that El Azul’s son was made to listen to the interrogation “apparently as a reminder of what happens to those who are disloyal to the cartel”.

There was fear that Chapo’s wife would use the phone to photograph Miguel Angel Martínez who was testifying against El Chapo. Martínez’ likeness was being protected because there have been two attempts against his life.

On January 22, 2019, El Chapo walked into the courtroom wearing a “red velvet jacket with a red silk pocket square,” as described by reporter Keegan Hamilton. Another reporter, Alan Feuer, described the jacket as “red velvet smoking jacket with a red handkerchief in the lapel pocket”. His wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro was wearing a matching red velvet blazer. Lucero Sánchez, one of Chapo’s mistresses, was on the stand for a second day of testimony.

Lucero Sánchez was arrested at the San Diego-Tijuana border, after being tackled as she tried to run back into Mexico.

Yes, this post a shameless plug for my book, and I hope it entices you to buy one! 🙂

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Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...