Ramón Pequeño García (left), Genaro García Luna (center) and Cárdenas Palomino (right) (Photo: Special)
After Genaro García Luna was found guilty by a court, the Department of Justice issued a document in which it indicated that both Luis Cárdenas Palomino and Ramón Pequeño García are fugitives from US justice, as established in the file.
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In said document the position of the prosecutors appeared and also two of García Luna’s close collaborators and who were high-ranking policemen were mentioned, these people were accused of being fugitives from United States justice
“García Luna’s co-defendants in the superior indictment, Luis Cárdenas Palomino and Ramón Pequeño García, former high-ranking Mexican police officers who worked under García Luna, remain fugitives from US authorities,” the statement read. of the shared during Tuesday, February 21.
Ramón Pequeño García established himself as the right hand of Genaro García Luna, he is currently a fugitive (Photo: SAUL LOPEZ/CUARTOSCURO)
It should be remembered that, during the final arguments, US prosecutors presented a scheme in which they identified three criminal levels related to García Luna and the Federal Police. The scheme was presented on February 15, when the prosecutor Saritha Komatireddy was in charge of making a synthesis of the statements of the witnesses who appeared in Court.
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Genaro García Luna appeared on the first level, and on the second two people were identified: Cárdenas Palomino and Pequeño García. For the third level, various individuals were identified: Facundo Rosas, Armando Espinoza de Benito, Commander Zavaleta, Édgar Millán, Adrián Reyes, Víctor Garay Cadena, Édgar Bayardo, Gómez Meza, Commander Higueras, Commander Fidel, Guillermo Vallas, Commander Jorge, Commander Eloy and Victor Hugo Garcia.
One of the people named by the prosecutors at the third level was Édgar Bayardo, said person would be in charge of delivering money to García Luna’s nephew identified as Víctor Hugo García, according to Reynaldo Zambada testified during the trial.
The document in which Cárdenas Palomino and Pequeño García were mentioned was shared by the US Department of Justice after the jury found García Luna guilty of the five charges (Photo: REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)
In addition, the brother of El Mayo Zambada explained that bribes had been made for Bayardo to join the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO, formerly SIEDO), with the aim of passing information to the Sinaloa Cartel.
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For his part, Armando Espinoza was head of the Investigation Division of the Federal Police, according to the first witness in the trial, Sergio Villarreal El Grande, Espinoza would be one of the “untouchable” men for his alleged collaboration with El Mayo Zambada and Chapo Guzman.
Luis Cárdenas Palomino is in the Altiplano prison, after a judge issued an arrest warrant against him in 2020, for his alleged responsibility.
Both face four charges (each) for cocaine distribution in the US. According to a file, to which Infobae México had access, corresponding to the accusation filed in the Eastern District Court of New York, in the second, third and fourth counts of the file, not only García Luna is mentioned, but also Cárdenas Palomino and Little Garcia directly.
Luis Cárdenas Palomino is currently in the Altiplano prison (Photo: File)
Pequeño García served as the police chief and was in charge of presenting the capos detained in the framework of the so-called “War against Narco” by Felipe Calderón before the cameras of the media. In addition, during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, he was in charge of the anti-drug division of the Federal Police and later moved to the Intelligence Division of the same corporation.
He was separated from his position after the escape of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán from the Altiplano prison, as he was one of those responsible for monitoring the prison.
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) ordered the freezing of five of his bank accounts as part of investigations into banking operations between Mexico and the United States. However, Pequeño García managed to get a Collegiate Court to release them because the FIU acted before the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) formally requested help. He is currently on the run.