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Colombian drug lord testifies against El Chapo
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Colombian drug lord testifies against El Chapo

05/12/2018
14:45
EFE
New York
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The drug lord claimed that “El Azul” told him that there was a lot of pressure from the U.S. government over El Chapo at that time

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During El Chapo's trial, Colombian drug lord, Juan Carlos Ramírez, also known as “Chupeta”, said that he was told by one of the Sinaloa cartel leaders, that during the 90s, so many planes full of cocaine came from Colombia that it looked like they were “invading” Mexico.

The former Norte del Valle cartel leader, who supplied the Sinaloa cartel with drugs from 1990 to 1996, said in court that he visited Juan Esparragoza, "El Azul", accompanied by a police commander, who he referred to as a “godfather” for drug dealers.

According to Ramírez, El Chapo took part in the meeting; they were looking for Esparragoza's blessing to change the drug shipment route from planes to shrimp trawlers, through the Pacific.

El Azul jokingly told me: “my compadre Calderoni (a federal police officer) told me that so many planes full of cocaine are arriving from Colombia that the “gabachos” (the U.S. government) say that it looks like they are invading Mexico,” because so many planes arrived at dawn,” Ramírez said.

Chupeta” said that his commercial relationship with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán started in 1990 and that he sold El Chapo “his best” cocaine, which was then allegedly transported to the U.S. by El Chapo.

A part of this cocaine was delivered to Ramírez's people in Los Angeles and to his representatives in New York.

The Colombian drug lord claimed that “El Azul” told him that there was a lot of pressure from the U.S. government over El Chapo at that time, also because of the alleged bribes Guzmán Loera gave to the police, in order to receive the drug shipments supplied by several Colombian drug cartels.

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