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Joaquin Guzman-Loera, a/k/a “Chapo”

A suspected  senior member of the Sinaloa  cartel pleaded guilty in Federal court in New Hampshire today to conspiracy to distribute  346 kilograms of  cocaine, announced  U.S. Attorney John P. Kacavas

Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto, 51, of Mexico, was arrested in Spain on August 7, 2012 after he and his  associates arrived there to supervise the shipment of 346 kilograms of cocaine to Algeciras, Spain.

The cocaine was cleverly  concealed in a container as glassware.  The delivery   resulted from negotiations between members of the Sinaloa Cartel, led by Joaquin Guzman-Loera, a/k/a “Chapo”, and undercover agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posing as members of an organized crime syndicate.

Negotiations for the shipment began in 2009 and culminated in the delivery of the cocaine in 2012. Soto was responsible for supervising the loading of the cocaine in Brazil and monitoring its arrival in Algeciras.

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