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Who is Mario Iglesias-Villegas?(Leader of El Chapo’s assassin squad nicknamed ‘Grim Reaper’ – who was linked to THOUSANDS of murders over four-year) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who is Mario Iglesias-Villegas?

The former head of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel hit squad – who was linked to thousands of murders in northern Mexico over a period of just four years – will spend the rest of his life in a US prison. .

Mario Iglesias-Villegas was sentenced by the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas last Thursday. He must also pay a $100,000 fine for his role in the operations of the criminal syndicate.

The 37-year-old man, also known as the ‘Grim Reaper,’ was convicted by a federal jury in El Paso on October 22, 2021.

Investigation

Federal investigators identified him as having a direct role in the murders of thousands of people in the border city of Ciudad Juárez between 2008 and 2011, when the Sinaloa Cartel battled the Juárez Cartel for control of drug trafficking routes to the United States.

He was later found guilty of a series of crimes, including conspiracy to violate the Corrupt Organization Influenced by Organized Crime statute for his involvement with the Sinaloa Cartel.

He was also convicted of conspiring to possess cocaine and import cocaine and marijuana, as well as another count of conspiring to launder money. In addition, he was found guilty of conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of drug crimes, conspiring to kill in a foreign country, and kidnapping.

Iglesias-Villegas joined the transnational drug trafficking organization in 2008 and took orders from Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, according to the US Department of Justice.

Murder

Iglesias-Villegas also played a critical role in the May 7, 2010, kidnapping and murder of Rafael-Morales Valencia, Jaime Morales-Valencia, and Guadalupe Morales-Arreola. The three were kidnapped at gunpoint outside a church in Ciudad Juárez, where Rafael-Morales Valencia had been married. Their bodies were found four days later in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle.

“Iglesias’ acts of violence allowed the Sinaloa Cartel to control the Juárez drug corridor and successfully import cocaine and marijuana into the United States,” the Justice Department said in its press release.

“The sentencing of Mario Iglesias-Villegas is one more step in ending the violence perpetrated by criminal drug trafficking organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel,” said Jeffrey R. Downey, Special Agent in Charge of the Sinaloa Cartel Field Office. The FBI Step.

Iglesias-Villegas’s co-defendant, Arturo Shows Urquidi, was sentenced to life in prison on March 3.

Crime

A former Mexican police officer, Shows Urquidi reported to Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada, who also helped El Chapo establish the criminal organization.

The rogue policeman was in charge of establishing the security of the properties that were used by the cartel to hide thousands of kilos of cocaine that were removed from the tanker trucks. The vehicles were also used to transport cash from drug and arms sales to Sinaloa’s capital city, Culiacán.

Federal agents seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and thousands of pounds of marijuana throughout the United States during the investigation. Authorities also seized millions of dollars in cartel profits that were to be smuggled into Mexico.

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