Major drug traffickers send letters to Mexican news outlets as part of Fentanyl Blame game
Sinaloa cartel leaders and a former top executive have sent conflicting letters to Mexican media about who is responsible for smuggling fentanyl into the United States.
Leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of their former top lieutenants, who is believed to be in witness protection in the United States, have sent letters to the Mexican media asking who is responsible for the current fentanyl crisis. Sinaloa leaders say they are not linked to the deadly drug. Their former lieutenant says that the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel are responsible for everything.
The problem began this month when Los Chapitos or the sons of imprisoned Sinaloa Carte leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera sent a letter to Milenio News in Mexico. In the letter, they claimed that they were not involved in the production or distribution of fentanyl and that they were not the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. In recent days, Damaso “Mini Lic” Lopez Serrano, a former lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel, turned himself in to US authorities after an internal cartel struggle led to the arrest of his father, one main allies of El Chapo.
In the first letter, the four sons of El Chapo; Ivan Guzman Salazar, 40, Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 37, Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 36, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 33, claim that the cartel is made up of several groups and that they are not responsible for it.
Por primera vez en la historia del Cártel de Sinaloa, los hijos de #ElChapo, #LosChapitosto communicate, through a map enviada a #AzucenaALas10por parte el abogado de la familia.
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The letter came after an announcement in mid-April from the US Department of Justice regarding multiple indictments against Los Chapitos. The announcement blamed the group for the brunt of the current opioid overdose crisis in the United States, which officials say is fueled by fentanyl. As Breitbart Texas reported, government officials claimed that Los Chapitos would use humans to test their drugs so as not to kill too many. The group would also use tigers to kill and dispose of the bodies of their rivals.
In his letter, which he sent to various media, Damaso Lopez Serrano claimed that Los Chapitos were lying and that they were in fact responsible for the production of fentanyl and were the main leaders of their faction within the Sinaloa Cartel. In the letter, Lopez claimed to know Los Chapitos better than most and that their past actions helped show they were lying. He claimed that Los Chapitos often blamed others for their actions and, more recently, tried to make it appear that a recent fentanyl seizure belonged to current Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.
Lopez has claimed Los Chapitos executives were responsible for the murder of famed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez – a crime for which Lopez himself has been named as the prime suspect who ordered the hit.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels that silence their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in these regions, including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, if a pseudonym was not used. Chronicles of the Breitbart Texas Cartel are published in English and in their original version Spanish. This article was written by “CP Mireles” from Tamaulipas.