Actresses, dancers and an interrupted wedding: the cloudy history of romances by Édgar Valdéz Villareal, “La Barbie”
In addition to the great drug lords in Mexico such as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Rafael Caro Quintero or Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the story of some other members of organized crime have captured the attention of public opinion due to their peculiarity, such is the case of the Edgar Valdez Villarrealbetter known as the barbie.
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This Tuesday, January 24, on the eighth floor of the Brooklyn Court, “El Grande” testified against the former Secretary of Public Security, recounting the first meeting between the former public official and the leaders of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel.
White-skinned, blue-eyed, and American citizen, the barbie managed to intrude into the ranks of some of the most powerful criminal organizations in Mexicoboth as leader and informant of his criminal activities for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Prior to his arrest in 2010, Edgar Valdéz Villarreal enjoyed a bizarre lifestyle in exclusive nightclubs and restaurants in the Aztec country while coordinating drug trafficking to the United States at the hands of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, however, the barbie He was not spared from Cupid’s arrows and was romantically related to some personalities from the world of entertainmenteven after marrying his wife Priscilla Montemayor.
After having faced multiple problems with US justice during his adolescence, Édgar Valdéz Villarreal moved to the state of Tamaulipas in Mexico, where quickly began to enter the world of drug traffickinga decision that caused him problems with the Gulf Cartel that had control in the entity.
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with great cunning, the barbie began to look for allies in the Aztec country to confront and remove from Nuevo Laredo The Zetaswho at that time had already established themselves as one of the bloodiest criminal groups in the country that served as the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel.
With said objective and thanks to a corrupt policeman, Édgar Valdéz Villareal met Arturo Beltran Leyva and, after gaining his trust, he began working for his criminal organization.
The frustrated wedding of “La Barbie” that caused laughter in the trial against Genaro García Luna
According to “El Grande”, García Luna and Cárdenas Palomino notified Édgar Valdez Villarreal about an operation that would take place in the city of Acapulco, where their wedding would take place.
Sponsored by the Beltrán Leyva brothers, with Colombian cocaine dealers and protection from corrupt Mexican authorities, the barbie began to traffic drugs to the United States, however, A link was missing in its supply chain that would allow it to cross large quantities of the drug across the border.
That was how, according to information that the investigative journalist Anabel Hernández captured in the book Emma and the other drug lords, Édgar Valdéz contacted Carlos Montemayora Mexican who had migrated to the United States a couple of years ago, where he managed to obtain residency and he created his own transport company.
the barbie found in Montemayor the opportunity to traffic up to 120 kilograms of cocaine to the United States per trip, however, in addition to becoming partners, Édgar Valdéz Villarreal became the trucker’s son-in-law by maintaining a sentimental relationship with his daughter Priscila.
Between pacts and business, the romance between Edgar Valdéz Villarreal and Priscila Montemayor prosperedwhich led them to plan a wedding fairy tale in Acapulco, however, said ceremony was frustrated after the former Secretary of Public Security of Mexico, Genaro Garcia Lunanotify the barbie of an operation that federal and US forces would carry out in the popular port.
It was Sergio Villarreal Barraganalias The big onewho detailed said episode during the trial in the Brooklyn Court faced by the person who was the highest police chief in Mexicowho is currently facing five charges in the United States for allegedly having cooperated with the Sinaloa Cartel in drug trafficking.
Although the wedding of Édgar Valdéz Villarreal and Priscila Montemayor did not take place as planned, their sentimental relationship prevailed, until a new romance with the actress began to appear in the life of the Chief of Sicarios of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel. Arleth Teran.
The investigative journalist Anabel Hernández detailed in her book Emma and the other drug lords that intense romance that Edgar Valdéz Villarreal had with the Tamaulipas actress Arleth Terán.
According to the story, people close to the barbie They confirmed said romance and described it as a “stable and constant” relationship. They even pointed out that the drug dealer was very much in love with Arlethwho for her part denied the accusations that linked her to Valdéz Villarreal.
Despite the actress’ position, the witnesses interviewed by Anabel Hernández confirmed that the barbie and Arleth Terán constantly went out to exclusive restaurants, bars and clubsin addition to the fact that the lieutenant of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel gave jewelry and multiple luxury gifts to the histrionisa.
This love affair reached the ears of Priscila Montemayor, who claimed that infidelity from her husbandhowever, with the same cynicism with which Villarreal laughed the day of his arrest He replied to his partner that he “had money for that and more” and even boasted of the beauty of the soap opera actress.
Another of the show business personalities who was romantically related to Édgar Valdéz Villarreal was the dancer Juana Hilda González Lomelí. the barbie He met her when she was a dancer with the Climax group in the port of Acapulco.
Although the details about the romance that the lieutenant of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel had with the dancer are unknown, It was Juana Hilda herself who confessed to personnel from the then Attorney General’s Office (PGR) that she had a sentimental relationship with Édgar Valdéz Villarreal.
And it is that, like her ex-boyfriend, Juana Hilda González Lomelí is deprived of his freedom in the Center for Social Reintegration of Santa Martha Acatitla in Mexico City, after being linked to the kidnapping case of businessman Hugo Alberto Wallace.
According to the statements of Miranda Wallace, Juana Hilda was “the bait” in the kidnapping of her son, in addition to confirming that the dancer was a partner of César Freyrewho was identified as the intellectual actor of the imprisonment and murder of the businessman.