The twins who betrayed Chapo learned the drug business in a hamburger chain – La Opinion

The twins who betrayed Chapo learned the drug business in a hamburger chain – La Opinion

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Although Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán He remained for many years as one of the most powerful and wanted drug traffickers in the world, finally he fell into the hands of American justice, and in large part it was due to the betrayal he suffered from the brothers. Margarito and Pedro Flores.

And, although these twins were an important piece for the Sinaloa Cartel became the main drug distributor in the United States, they were also key during the trial against the criminal leader.

But to control the sale and distribution of heroin and cocaine throughout Chicago without using violence, the brothers relied on a business model they learned during their time working at a McDonald’s restaurant.

This was revealed by themselves through the podcast “Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord”, launched in 2022, where they assured that their inspiration to reach the top of drug trafficking was the business model that the chain has. fast food restaurant where they worked when they were 17 years old.

According to Margarito and Pedro, there They realized the importance of product quality and consistencya principle that they later applied in the sale of cocaine in order to maintain the best quality and have the recognition of their clients.

Facing economic losses and being supplied

They also revealed that their time at McDonald’s also taught them how to deal with business losses and the importance of making good long-term decisions.

To exemplify this, they talked about the time when a former colleague accidentally dropped a block of cheese on the floor and was about to serve it on burgers.

According to the brothers’ testimony, serving dirty cheese to customers posed a greater risk than throwing away the entire block and accepting a slight financial loss. “There are thousands of blocks of cheese in the refrigerator. Trust me, McDonald’s isn’t going to care. “They are going to worry more about you giving someone cheese with a hair,” they said.

Finally, they revealed the third lesson they learned and that was that, for any type of business, It is vital to be well supplied on the 1st and 15th of each monthwhen clients get paid fortnightly at their jobs.

It is worth remembering that the Flores twins grew up quite a bit in the world of drugs, until their partners Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and Arturo Beltran Leyva They broke off relations, so both bosses gave them, each on their own, an ultimatum about their loyalty.

This is how the brothers preferred to cooperate with the US authorities and go to jail, rather than antagonize El Chapo or Beltrán Leyva, according to documents in the file and an interview that the newspaper Milenio had with the prosecutor who built the case.

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– The day Mexico detained another son of Chapo Guzmán and let him go.
– “Jennifer”, the drug lawyer who became a protected witness for the DEA.

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