Who is Arturo Beltrán Leyva, the capo accused of bribing Genaro García Luna?

Tuesday 24 January, 2023
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This Monday the trial formally began against Genaro Garcia Luna Former Secretary of Public Security of México accused of corruption and alleged links to organized crime.

During the trial, the former head of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, Sergio Enrique Villarreal Barragan, Known as “The Great” he was the first to testify against García Luna in the Eastern District Court of New York, in USA.

In his testimony, Villarreal Barragán accused that the former official received millions of dollars in bribes for years by the drug dealer Arturo Beltran Leyva, who even He gave her a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. for his “collaboration” with the Cartel of Sinaloa.

Marcos Arturo Beltrán Leyva, known as “El Barbas”, was Originally from Badiraguato, in the state of Sinaloaa municipality where other well-known drug traffickers such as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Y Rafael Caro Quintero.

The so-called “Boss of Bosses” was one of the three most powerful Mexican drug traffickers, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) because its influence extended from Colombia to USA.

Before allying with the Gulf Cartel, in 2008, “El Barbas” had an agreement with the Cartel Sinaloa, headed by Guzmán Loera; however, the union dissolved when the federal authorities captured his brother Alfredo Beltrán.

This situation was seen as a betrayal by “El Chapo”, for whom years before the brothers Arturo, Alfredo and Héctor Beltrán Leyva started working after death of the drug trafficker Amado Carrillo Fuentes, “El Señor de los Cielos”, in 1997.

Thus, after the capture of Alfredo Beltrán on December 11, 2006, started a bloody war Sinaloa and “revenge” came in 2008, with the murder of Edgar Guzmán, son of “El Chapo” and attributed to Arturo Beltrán, already known at the time as “the Chief of Chiefs”.

Arturo Beltran Leyva managed to escape from the authorities on May 7, 2008, after the group of hit men who were protecting him clashed on two occasions around Cuernavaca, Morelos, where he was finally shot down on December 16, 2009.

According to the official version, four hitmen died on the spot and one more took his own life before being caught.

Subsequently released photographs realized the “battlefield” in which the building in Cuernavaca was converted, where “El Barbas” was located.

Large caliber casings, bloodstains and a photograph that outraged to the Beltrán Leyva Cartel: the half-naked, bloody body of the drug trafficker, covered in Mexican bills and US dollars.


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Source: cesar.huerta@razon.com.mx (César Huerta) from La Razón de México | Noticias e información en tiempo real. on 2023-01-23 17:33:58

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