After it became known that Edgar Valdez Villarreal is not in custody in the US, it is suggested that he could be a witness in the trial against the former Secretary of Public Security.
Sergio Villarreal Barragan, alias ‘The big one‘, a former operator of the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltran Leyva, assured before a judge that a elite group of the then Federal Police (FAQ), who worked under the command of the former Secretary of Public Security, Genaro Garcia Lunathey received bribes to stop Edgar Valdez Villarreal, ‘La Barbie’.
In documents, to which the newspaper Milenio has had access, ‘El Grande’ declared that, after the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva, his brother Hector saw ‘The Barbie’ with intentions of taking the reins of the criminal group.
For this, he ordered to pay $500,000 to Ivan Reyes Arzate‘La Reina’, a commander of the PF who was in charge of the Sensitive Investigations Unit of the United States Anti-Drug Agency (DEA) -part of the elite group-, so that they get rid of Valdez Villarreal, that is, kill him.
However, the mission was not fulfilled, and ‘La Barbie’ was arrested on August 30, 2010 in the state of Mexico.
He was the then commissioner of the Federal Police, Facundo Rosaswho announced that the drug lord had been detained in a safe house thanks to intelligence work in coordination with the Attorney General’s Office, the Army and the Navy.
For his part, Ramon Littlein charge of the Anti-drug Division of the PF, explained that the arrest, in charge of his division, occurred in the midst of a betrayal, in which Valdez Villarreal would have facilitated the murder of Arturo Beltran Leyva, in a Navy operation in Cuernavaca, Morelos, in December 2009.
In 2018, ‘La Barbie’ was sentenced in the United States to 49 years in prison, after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking and money launderingalthough this week it was announced that he is no longer in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the US authorities have not clarified his whereabouts.
Genaro Garcia Luna, arrested in December 2019 in Dallas, Texas, accused of protecting the Sinaloa Cartel, and accused by Edgar Valdez Villarreal himself of having received bribes from the Beltran Leyva Cartel since 2002, is waiting for start your judgmentscheduled for January 17, 2023.