Filed Under:  Cartel, Cartels, Deportation, Gulf Cartel, Mexico

Narco Bribes Undercover Agents $797,000 For Safe Passage Back to Mexico and Gulf Cartel

April 27th 2012   ·   0 Comments

Narco Bribes Undercover Agents $797,000 For Safe Passage Back to Mexico and Gulf Cartel

Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, 37, a high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, has entered a plea of guilty to bribery of a public official, something he did in order to avoid deportation and face rival narco factions or Mexican authorities.

The charges were filed as De La Cruz Reyna was set to be released from federal prison after serving 30 months for a previous conviction related to an assault against federal agents in Mexico in 1999.

Since De La Cruz Reyna was in the country illegally, after completion of his sentence, he would normally have been returned to Mexican authorities at either a port of entry along the U.S.-Mexican border or flown to the interior of Mexico.

However, fearing possible prosecution by Mexican authorities or being taken into custody by a rival drug cartel, De La Cruz Reyna admitted today he bribed a federal official in an attempt to ensure safe passage to Mexico.

De La Cruz Reyna made a total of $797,000 in bribe payments over the course of the scheme.

The overall bribery scheme primarily involved obtaining De La Cruz Reyna’s unannounced removal to Mexico and release to the Gulf Cartel and to avoid official notification and transfer to the appropriate Mexican federal law enforcement authorities. However, the bribery scheme also involved allowing individuals to visit him in the Atlanta prison while there.

A version of this column originally appeared in www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com.

Related Posts:

Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

By

Readers Comments (0)





Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

What is 2 + 3 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

BEWARE

There may be graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation we are in.

Polls

Why do you think the drug cartels are more violent in Mexico than the U.S.A.

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Loading

Facebook



Opinions expressed by contributing writers are expressly their own and may or may not represent the opinions of The US Open Borders usopenborders.com, its editorial staff, board or organization. Reprint inquiries should be directed to the author of the article. Contact the editor for a link request to The US Open Borders. The US Open Borders is not affiliated with any mainstream media organizations. The US Open Borders is not supported by any political organization. The US Open Borders is a non-profit, non-partisan research and educational initiative. Responsibility for the accuracy of cited content is expressly that of the contributing author. All original content offered by The US Open Borders is copyrighted. US Open Borders goal is the liberation of the American voter from partisan politics and special interests in government through the primary-source, fact-based education of the American people.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to:http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.