Vicente Zambada Niebla

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Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla
Born (1975-03-24) March 24, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico[2]
Other names El Vicentillo;[3] Jesus Antonio Dominguez Lopez;[4] Miguel Angel Hernandez Peña[5]
Occupation Sinaloa Cartel drug lord
Known for Illegal drug trafficking
Relatives

Father: Ismael Zambada Garcia

Sisters: María Teresa Zambada Niebla and Midiam Patricia Zambada Niebla[6]
Notes
Rewards: $2 million dollars offered by the Mexican Government,[7] and the U.S. DEA is offering $5 million dollars.[8]
PHOTO of Vicente Zambada Niebla[9]
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Zambada and the second or maternal family name is Niebla.

Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla,[10] a.k.a: El Vicentillo, is a drug trafficker of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel. He was arrested in Mexico City on 19 March 2009[11] and extradited to the United States in February 2010 to stand trial on narco-trafficking-related charges.[12][13]

Charges[edit]

Zambada is charged with trafficking more than a billion dollars in cocaine and heroin. However, Zambada claims that he is covered by an immunity deal between Mexico and the U.S., and that, because Sinaloa Cartel leaders provided federal agents with information about rival drug gangs, he should go free.[14] As revealed in a 2013 plea bargain deal which was made public by a U.S. District Court in 2014, Zambada admitted coordinating smuggling tons of cocaine and heroin with "El Chapo" Joaquín Guzmán Loera and agreed to forfeit assets of $1.37 billion to the US government. The plea pargain results in a fine of $4 million and 10 years in prison. He is considered a top potential witness against "El Chapo."[15]

Relationships[edit]

Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla is the son of Ismael Zambada Garcia (alias, “El Mayo”), one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization. He is also the brother of María Teresa Zambada Niebla and Midiam Patricia Zambada Niebla, who are also in the Sinaloa Cartel narco business.[16]

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External links[edit]

PHOTO of Vicente Zambada Niebla[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ No tiene antecedentes penales. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ No tiene antecedentes penales. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ DEA officials deny they promised drug kingpin immunity. Natasha Korecki. 9 September 2011. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  4. ^ "VICENTE ZAMBADA NIEBLA (a) JESUS ANTONIO DOMINGUEZ LOPEZ MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ PEÑA.” SEDENA. Accessed 10 March 2012.
  5. ^ "VICENTE ZAMBADA NIEBLA (a) JESUS ANTONIO DOMINGUEZ LOPEZ MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ PEÑA.” SEDENA. Accessed 10 March 2012.
  6. ^ Departamento del Tesoro de Estados Unidos ataca red financiera de Ismael Zambada. NTRzacatecas.com. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  7. ^ Mexico's most wanted traffickers, at $2 million. Associated Press. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  8. ^ Diana Washington Valdez. The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women Peace at the Border. 2006. ISBN 0-615-14008-4.
  9. ^ Published by Mexico's Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA) at: "VICENTE ZAMBADA NIEBLA (a) JESUS ANTONIO DOMINGUEZ LOPEZ MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ PEÑA.” SEDENA. Accessed 10 March 2012.
  10. ^ Mexican druglord imprisoned in Chicago will be moved. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  11. ^ MSNBC
  12. ^ Mexican druglord unhappy with move from Chicago. ABC News. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  13. ^ US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government. Bill Conroy. Borderland Beat. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  14. ^ Mexican druglord imprisoned in Chicago will be moved. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  15. ^ http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2014/04/17/upset-about-a-controversial-narco-deal-mexico-reaffirms-it-will-not-extradite-drug-kingpin-el-chapo-guzman-to-the-u-s/
  16. ^ Departamento del Tesoro de Estados Unidos ataca red financiera de Ismael Zambada. NTRzacatecas.com. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  17. ^ Published by Mexico's Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA) at: "VICENTE ZAMBADA NIEBLA (a) JESUS ANTONIO DOMINGUEZ LOPEZ MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ PEÑA.” SEDENA. Accessed 10 March 2012.