Photo: Sinaloa Cartel
Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona.
Christmas Quintero was identified as responsible for coordinating the transportation of tons of cocaine from Guatemala and Bolivia to the United States through Sonora.
Adam J. Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control said that Quintero Christmas “is a figure central to the Sonora-Arizona corridor “, the main route for transporting drugs from Mexico to USA. Quintero is a active member in the Sinaloa Cartel, and is associated with El Mayo and El Chapo Isidro.
OFAC associates it with Ismael El Mayo Zambada and Fausto Meza Flores El Chapo Isidro Isidro, designated in 2002 and 2013 respectively. The American authorities locate their operations in Sonora, although the designation made Wednesday by the Treasury includes Zapopan, Jalisco.
Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, appeared in 2012 in different local media when it was reported about the appearance of Sonora blankets addressed to the government, which accused Quintero Christmas and other criminals as responsible for murders, kidnappings and stealing fuel .
In June 2013, OFAC saw a revival of the family Caro Quintero, after the head of the clan, Rafael Caro Quintero, was released from prison in August of that year, after spending 28 years in prison.
The United States government requested his extradition and the Treasury Department included his wife and children pointing to them as part of a network more than 20 companies that are used for money laundering. Most of these are located in Jalisco and have different spins, from gas stations to mining.
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