She started as a chemical engineer and ended up teaching the Sinaloa Cartel how to produce fentanyl.

Carmen went from working for the Sinaloa Health Ministry to one of the most dangerous criminal organizations.

Many people join the ranks of organized crime and not just as hitmen, some reach higher levels, becoming key players in the operation of criminal groups, as happened with Carmen Yumilca Gómez Delgado, a specialist in Pharmacobiology Chemistry, who joined the ranks of the Sinaloa Cartel to instruct members to produce fentanyl.

This drug is at its peak and the criminal organization founded by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is one of the main producers. To consolidate its position, it uses different personnel, since drug trafficking is more complex than it seems, and as it happened with methamphetamines, it requires someone to “cook” the illegal substances, which is why several professionals have joined its ranks.

According to classified documents leaked by Guacamaya hacktivists when it hacked the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), Carmen Yumilca was captured on August 14, 2019 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, along with Abel Martínez Zambada, alias “El Cubano,” another expert in the field, reported Prensa Libre.

She “conditioned fentanyl tablets for sale in the United States” to benefit the Sinaloa Cartel, the media outlet said.

Gomez Delgado used her home to make and package the fentanyl, and both men used their knowledge to instruct other members of the Sinaloa Cartel so that they could manufacture the synthetic opioid themselves.

The professional behind the cartel

But before joining the ranks of the Sinaloa Cartel, the chemical engineer used her knowledge for the benefit of society, working for the Sinaloa Ministry of Health. She worked as a technician in charge of processing samples at the Clinical Analysis Laboratory of the Culiacán General Hospital.

Afterwards, she was working at the Hospital de la Mujer, where she worked as a Chemist A, being responsible for taking samples and evaluating clinical analysis.

On March 15, 2019 that institution made a publication on its Twitter account (now X) about a lecture that Carmen gave. Many parts of the story of the woman who joined the Sinaloa Cartel are unknown, but apparently a few years later she regained her freedom.

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