A person who helped the violent Sinaloa Cartel smuggle cocaine into Mexico and the United States for greater than a decade pleaded responsible Wednesday to drug trafficking fees.
Jaime Antonio Mandujano Eudave, 61, labored with the Sinaloa Cartel between 1998 and 2012 to move cocaine from Colombia into numerous elements of Mexico, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Mandujano Eudave communicated GPS coordinates for boats to fulfill within the Pacific Ocean. There, cocaine-laden boats from Colombia would offload the availability to boats managed by the Sinaloa Cartel, prosecutors stated.
These boats would transport multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine again to Mexico, the place it might be smuggled into the United States on the market by different Sinaloa Cartel members. Prosecutors alleged Mandujanoa Eudave was conscious the cocaine would finally be transported to the United States for distribution.
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Manujanoa Eudave was arrested in Spain in August 2014 and extradited to the United States on the request of Washington, the Justice Department stated.
Manujanoa Eudave pleaded responsible to 1 rely of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or extra of cocaine – figuring out and intending that it might be imported into the United States, prosecutors stated. Manujanoa Eudave’s sentencing is scheduled for June 15. He faces a most penalty of life in jail.
Manujanoa’s responsible plea comes as U.S. senators are weighing reintroducing laws designating Mexican drug cartels as “terrorist organizations” following the kidnappings and homicide of two Americans this week.
Fox News’ Kelly Laco contributed to this report.
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