Reputed drug kingpin Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez has new home: Chicago federal lockup

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 90K+Poster

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    The right-hand-man to Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is in a federal lockup in Chicago after he was extradited from Mexico, officials said Friday. Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez was flown to Chicago on Thursday to face charges of participating in a multibillion-dollar drug trafficking organization. “He is Chapo’s closest friend,” said Jack Riley, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in Chicago. “Chapo named his kid after him.”

    Chicago is a major distribution hub for the Sinaloa cartel’s heroin and cocaine operations, authorities say. Guzman, who is in hiding, remains in constant contact with suppliers in Chicago, sources say. His nickname, Chapo, translates to “Shorty” in English.

    Hernandez, known as “Alfredo Compadre,” is the second high-level Sinaloa cartel member to be taken into custody in Chicago as part of the case. The other one is Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was considered such a security risk that he was moved to the federal prison at Milan, Mich., to await trial. His father heads a faction of the cartel.

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  2. Gunther Toody

    Gunther Toody MassCops Member

    Hope they put him in "The Hole" permanently so he has no chance of continuing to run his enterprise from the inside.

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