A US merchant who imported chemicals for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel is sentenced – La Opinión

A US merchant who imported chemicals for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel is sentenced – La Opinión


Javier Algredo Vazquez was a chemical importer from California who in 2011 decided to get involved in the world of drug trafficking, by creating shell companies to traffic tons of chemical precursors from China, India and Turkey.

These precursors were imported to the United States and then sent to Mexico, to produce methamphetamine for the Jalisco New Generation Cartelaccording to a DEA investigation.

However, Algredo Vázquez’s criminal career ended 10 years later, in 2021, when he was arrested by US authorities, and in 2023 he was found guilty of drug trafficking.

Now the accused He was sentenced to spend 18 years and 8 months in federal prison. on charges related to methamphetamine trafficking and money laundering, according to the US Department of Justice.

An insider betrayed him

The 56-year-old man, who at the time of his arrest resided in New York, imported more than 5 million kilograms of chemicals into Mexico from the United States, including enough precursors to produce more than 700 million doses of methamphetamine and more than 2 billion doses of fentanyl.

In addition, he transferred millions of dollars from the United States to chemical suppliers in China and India to acquire inputs, the Department of Justice detailed in a statement.

It should be noted that his arrest occurred after US authorities infiltrated a cooperating witness. This is a former CJNG operator who identified Algredo as the cartel operator, whom he would have known personally between 2013 and 2014, in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

The infiltrator said that another cartel worker introduced them as coordinators of precursor shipments. Remember that Algredo agreed to sell them “steel” and “sweet”code names for methamphetamine precursors, according to the DEA.

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