It is the second highest reward offered so far by the US Administration to find a Mexican drug trafficker, after the 20 million dollars that would be distributed if Rafael Caro Quintero, the most wanted by the US Justice, is captured.
The reward for the capture of El Mayo is also the same amount as that offered by the US Government for the capture of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
The Sinaloa Cartel It was founded in 1988 by Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, currently a prisoner in the United States, Héctor “el Guero” Palma, also a prisoner, and Ismael “el Mayo” Zambada, who is said to currently command the organization.
The State Department, through its rewards program for the fight against drug trafficking, offers the aforementioned amount in exchange for information leading to the arrest of Zambada.
In the statement, remember that Zambada He has long been a partner of El Chapo and is accused, like his predecessor, of numerous crimes.
The increase in the reward is due to the new leadership status in the organization that the Mayo has acquired, according to the note.
The reward complements the measures announced by the Treasury Department, which has approved sanctions for another member of the cartel, Sergio Valenzuela Valenzuela, accused of providing financial and technological assistance to the aforementioned cartel and to Zambada.
More than 75 criminals and drug traffickers from other countries have been brought to justice in the United States thanks to the reward system, which has paid out $ 135 million in compensation since it was launched in 1986.
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