Surname zambada has garnered attention after a document signed by Judge Brian M. Cogan was released exposing possible witnesses in the trial against Genaro García Lunawhich will take place in a court in New York, United States.
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This practice was identified by Mexican authorities as initiation rituals for hitmen of some criminal organizations, in addition to using it to sow terror among their respective rival groups.
Although in said letter only the surnames of the possible witnesses were specified and not the names, everything indicates that Jesús Reynaldo Zambada García, better known as The king, could be a key piece of the trial who was head of the Secretary of Public Security during the six-year term of former PAN president Felipe Calderón.
The reappearance of the younger brother of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada could give a radical turn to the controversial case of Genaro García Luna since during the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, The king He declared that he had delivered million-dollar bribes by the Sinaloa Cartel to the then Chief of Police in Mexico.
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The Court for the Eastern District of New York, where García Luna faces justice, has hosted several of the most important trials linked to Mexican criminal groups and high-ranking personalities.
After said accusations, the lawyers of the former Secretary of Public Safety presented a 20-page document to the Court of the Eastern District of New York to prevent the leader of the so-called Pacific Cartel from reaching the podiuma request that could have been rejected by US authorities.
Jesús Reynaldo Zambada García was a witness at the trial by which the co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin Guzman Loerais serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in the United States.
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In said process, The king directly pointed Genaro García Luna to receive at least two million-dollar bribesthe first for USD 3 million and another for USD 5 million as part of an agreement to guarantee the protection of his older brother, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.
For their part, the legal defenders of the former Secretary of Public Security described these accusations as a “revenge” of the Sinaloa Cartel for the alleged actions that Genaro García Luna took against the criminal organization.
It should also be remembered that US prosecutors tried to obtain a statement that accused Genaro García Luna in witness tampering involving an inmate informant named Ruslan Mirvis who, according to the lawyer for the former public safety secretary, planned to set up a trap to lessen his own sentence.
on that occasion it was speculated that García Luna had planned to assassinate both Jesús Reynaldo Zambada García and Luis Cárdenas Palomino to prevent them from testifying at his trialHowever, the defense of Genaro García Luna argued that the more than 500 hours of recordings of the informant of the prosecutors are not supported and that only a couple of inaudible minutes were chosen in which the manipulation of potential witnesses is not clear.
Jesús Reynaldo Zambada García was arrested on October 20, 2008 in the middle of a war against the Beltrán Leyva Cartel.. The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was captured after a confrontation with federal forces in Mexico City along with 15 other people, including his son Jesús Zambada Reyes.
The younger brother of “El Mayo” was held in the maximum security prison in Matamoros, Tamaulipas until he in April 2012 he was extradited to the United States after the Treasury Department of that country included him on its blacklist and seized the assets that the capo had there.
Despite this, on May 12, 2021, the Treasury Department made public the elimination of its lists of “El Rey” Zambada, so from that moment on he was released from the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons.
Since then, the whereabouts of Jesús Reynaldo Zambada García remain unknown, however, due to his cooperation in the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and his possible participation now in that of Genaro García Luna, it has been speculated that The king could be in a witness protection programan agreement that he would have reached with the US prosecutor’s office.