2 Sinaloa Cartel members plead guilty in the U.S.

The Mexican natives pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, money laundering and bulk cash smuggling charges.

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English 16/12/2016 20:13 EFE San Diego Actualizada 20:13
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Two members of the Sinaloa Cartel pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine charges, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California.

Osvaldo Contreras Arriaga, a Tijuana native, pleaded guilty for his involvement in trafficking over 20 million dollars worth of narcotics into the U.S. and smuggling bulk cash into Mexico.

The 28-year-old defendant was extradited to the U.S. from Colombia in August together with his accomplice, 38-year-old Omar Ayón Díaz, who also pleaded guilty to money laundering charges on December 6 in a court in San Diego, reports the attorney general.

Ayón Díaz, who's also a Mexican national, owned and managed several foreign exchange companies in Tijuana that were used to launder money obtained ilegally from the sale of narcotics in the U.S.

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