Ismail “Mayo” Zambada has over 50 years dedicated to drug trafficking (Photo: Archive)
He is 72 years old and suffering from diabetes, wanted in Mexico and the United StatesIn addition to the internal conflict in the Sinaloa Cartel, Ismail “Mayo” Zambada Garcia is not in the best case scenario.
Due to the nearly impossibility of accessing it, it might be safe to hide in the Golden Triangle (the confluence of Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa). Mike Vigil, former director of international operations for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said his state of health makes it possible to expect that he “could die any day without walking in prison.”
In an interview with Infobae MexicoVigil noted that Zambada Garcia will never be taken out of that area which is freely moving and inaccessible,Even in helicopters.
“We (DEA) conducted two operations to search for Chapo in that area after his wedding with Emma Coronel and it is almost impossible to get there, and it may take several hours due to the presence of areas with no roads and no roads and if you arrived by helicopter alerts for the dead who are They have between 10 and 15 minutes to hide. “
“If you do this by road, you have to go through the various security loops, and the people who live in the villages notify the cartel immediately. I am sure that where it is hidden, Mayo moves on horseback and on foot,” he added.
For a former DEA agent, despite all the money Mayo might have, the medical care he would receive was fraught with risk since it was not convenient for him to reach out to a specialist because the few people who knew and knew where he was hiding, the better for him.El Mencho, of CJNG, will be sick, too (Art Image: Steve Allen)
Unlike Mayo, Nemesio Osegura Cervantes, chief of Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), who built a hospital in the Jalisco Mountains, is always in hiding in close proximity to the Guadalajara metropolitan area, giving him quick access to the services of medical professionals if needed.
“I have walked in the Golden Triangle, in those places that do not have electricity. They drink water from rivers, and life is difficult,” he said.
“El Mayo will die quietly and without ever going to prison, he can die any day, and for this reason there is a struggle between him and the sons of Chapo Guzman, because the Chappito know that they have absolute control over the cartel before they die, because if they do not have them, then just May death, it will be difficult for them to take over. “
I add that El Mayo Zambada is always “in the dark”, as Juan José Esparragoza Moreno “El Azul”, One of the founders of the Sinaloa Cartel, who allegedly passed away in 2014, but so far no one has been able to confirm his death.There are a few photographic recordings from Mayo Zambada (Image: Archive)
Zambada Garcia admitted in April 2010 to journalist Julio Scherer: “I am terrified that they will lock me in.”, In his only interview to talk about his leadership against the Sinaloa Cartel.
at least 10 years, encouraging rewards given for information leading to the arrest of “El Mayo”: $ 5 million in offer from the State Department we; Up to 30 million pesos is what they promise in Mexico.
He is assumed to have diabetes. It is a respectable drug, even by El Mencho, because presumably, through his intervention, the CJNG boss decided to release the children of Guzmán Loera, after they were kidnapped in 2016, Without harming them, and thanks to his presence, he abstained from fighting violently in Sinaloa Square.
“Mayo” Zambada Born in 1948 in Sinaloa, in a small Culiacan community known as El Álamo. Some say it is January 1, others say that it is 7, who knows. With “El Mayo” it happens that, unlike other drug traffickers like his partner and comrade Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, there is very little about his personal life and his beginnings in the drug world.El Mayo, unlike Chapo Guzmán, won’t make the mistake of leaving mountains (Image: Archive)
There are records in the United States Library of Congress He described him as a “former farmer with extensive knowledge of agriculture and plants”, Who learned how to “connect his work with other larger organizations” to get involved in drug trafficking.
From his first relationships with groups that dominated the drug trade, he is said to have started in his teens, perhaps at the age of 16, Protected by two other drug dealers: Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, “Don Neto”, and Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, “El Jefe de Jefes” or “El Padrino”, Founders of the Guadalajara Cartel, the most important criminal organization of the 1980s, to which Raphael Caro Quintero also belongs.
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Simultaneously with six women, more than 10 children and 15 grandchildren: El Mayo, Zambada outside the drug trade