Sentence rescheduled to June 5 for Jesús Gutiérrez Guzmán

The cousin of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán said the Sinaloa cartel could supply thousands of kilos of cocaine in talks with undercover FBI agents.
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20/05/2015
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Sentencing has been rescheduled for a cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords for his role in trying to expand the violent cartel's reach into Europe and the United States.

Jesús Gutiérrez Guzmán pleaded guilty to planning to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine in the United States. He faces at least 10 years in prison. His sentencing Wednesday was rescheduled to June 5.

He said he was a representative of Joaquín Guzmán, known as "El Chapo," in talks with undercover FBI agents where he said the violent Sinaloa cartel could supply thousands of kilos of cocaine.

Prosecutors have said Joaquín Guzmán escaped prison in 2001 and ran the enterprise from a series of hideouts and safe houses across Mexico, earning billions of dollars moving tons of cocaine to the United States.

 

 

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