3 Accused of Trying to buy Stinger Missiles, Anti-Tank Weapons for Sinaloa Cartel

Mar 24th, 2011 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Organized Crime
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TUCSON – Three people are accused of trying to buy anti-tank weapons in Arizona for a drug cartel in Mexico. Federal indictments were recently unsealed  in Phoenix. Court documents show the three also tried to buy a Stinger missile.

Click here to download the Indictment.

The accused were trying to buy the military weaponry for the Sinaloa Cartel.  Court documents show they used pounds of crystal meth for a down payment on the weapons.

The case started in 2009 in Phoenix. One of the accused, David Diaz, approached a confidential informant working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. They delivered nearly five pounds of crystal meth and $139,000 in cash. Then they brought ten more pounds to finish the arms deal.

Robbie Sherwood is the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.

“These are very serious charges, as the indictment that has been unsealed indicate. We will be proceeding to trial soon and we look forward to presenting our case at that time.”

From the indictment:

A Dragon Fire Anti-Tank Weapon, a Stinger Missile, (a surface-to-air missile like those used by Afghan fighters in the eighties to defeat the Soviets), two AT-4s, a shoulder-fired light anti-tank rocket, a variety of grenade launchers, two M-60 machine guns and three cases of hand grenades.

Court records show that Diaz was trying to buy the weapons for the Yucatan Peninsula. They were destined for druglords Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán and Ismael El Mayo Zambada, the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. The cartel is battling not only every other cartel in Mexico, but also the Mexican Army.

John Bailey, a Georgetown University professor who worked in Mexico most of his career, says this level of weaponry was likely designed to take on the Mexican government itself.

“It’s the kind of weaponry that you’d expect to be used against the Army. These groups are willing to up the ante.”

The trial begins in April in Arizona.

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  1. sh¡t great…

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  2. who is Demacio Lopez I saw him listed in the news report of this as a Sinaloa boss. Is this nachos replacement maybe?

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    El Ventilador Reply:

    remember mijo, there is a lot of pesado in this bussines, another thing is that the press or the goverment doesnt know them, or they dont want to be know, asi de simple.

    Damazo Lopez es el jefe de plaza en El Dorado, Sinaloa, a comunity close to Culiacan, its like oakland and san francisco, or LA and Anaheim.

    anybody here knows who the f***k is the dauther of Victor Felix, or whats the true relationship with JAGL, because it smells to me as a setup (well everything that come from Iztapalapa ( azules main base) smells like shit, as their leader GGL ( un gran capo) ), and why relate him with Chuy Raul B.U. ????? whos been in prison for almost 5 years , and never worked with JAGL……

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    LOL Reply:

    Elsa Felix married Chapo’s son about a year ago.

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  3. I though el EjeMex y La Marina was on Chapo’s payroll? not all of them of course but some of the leaders of it.

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  4. “”En octubre se da el intento de robo de 134 toneladas de mariguana del cártel de Sinaloa por gente de “Los Teos” el cual termina siendo el decomiso más cuantioso en la zona. A partir de entonces Arteaga o Arzate, queda a la cabeza del operativo homicida, para “controlar” a “El Sillas”, a “El Tigre”, a “El Güicho” y su gente.””
    En Tijuana, El Aquiles y su Gente se estan peleando con todos esos o todos ellos reportan a el?

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    Mario Reply:

    Segun pero puro pex, les matan puro narcomenudista, y aparece uno que otro colgado de vez en cuando, el ultimo colgado fue por parte del guicho dirijido pal aquiles, y aparte tambien andan peliandose con lo que queda de los teos, pa mi que el guicho se va juntar con los de la f.m que andan operando en ensenada, alla esta toda la raza michoacana y alla se la pasa el wicho, por eso tambien los chinolas andan matando a los de la f.m porque esos vatos tienen un chingo de laboratorios en tj y en el valle de ensenada.

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  5. Medios cierran filas en cobertura del narco
    http://bit.ly/gFWQz7

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  6. alguien me puede confirmar si los ataques armados en nogales el pasado viernes fueron en contra de la gente de los beltranes en la colonia kennedy en nogales, sonora…

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    talegon Reply:

    dicen ke fue en contra de los salazar por parte dela gente del mayo ke porke los salazar se andar keriendo kedar con toda la plaza y el trato no fue asi

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    EnPokasPalabras Reply:

    La colonia Kennedy es la mas concentrada en cuanto chapos / mayos. Yo personalmente me heche un toque de mota (muy buena grifa de hecho) hace algunos meses con raza del Mayo aya en la Kennedy… Y definitivamente tienen todo controlado… llegue a conocer a algunos plebitos de atiro, disque matones de los mas temidos… no lo dude ni un segundo… uno de ellos, como de algunos 16 años, acababa de matar a dos amáres que anaban meando fuera de la raya…

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    EnPokasPalabras Reply:

    quise decir “a dos amáres que andaban meando fuera de la raya” zory…

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    EnPokasPalabras Reply:

    jajaja!!! eske no sale la palabra ca-bron-es….

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    asi es Reply:

    jejejejeje!!!…. Asi me paso al principio a mi tambien compa!.. estubo buena esa de “quise decir a dos amares!”.. jejeje….

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    EnPokasPalabras Reply:

    y sip!! el Migueliux (Michel) nos trae a raya con eso de usar palabras fuertes en el sitio… a final de cuentas me salio la palabra… que-bra-da pero se entendio…

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  7. ALGUIEN INTERESADO EN LAS CLAVES QUE SE USAN EN OGALES, SONORA POR PARTE DE LA GENTE DEL CHAPO… INTERESADOS angel_jordan230@hotmail.com

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  8. Alguien conoce quienes son los hermanos Loya Perez?

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  9. dead link on the indicement PDF

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  10. New details of el mayo’s son case..very interesting
    http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/elvicentillomasrapidoymasfurioso%E2%80%A6-684413.html

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    drift Reply:

    not bad, ace up his sleeve……..

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  11. $5 million bounty on IC E agents killer, I’m down, drift, you in? I’ll go 70/30 in on it with you.

    Cause I know my man Fenster is down.

    Oh you mean the one with the disentery?

    I flip you, flip you for real.

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    drift Reply:

    70/30 ????? WTF!!!

    i could easily be “The man with the plan” lol

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  12. AT-4’s,, that sounds familiar, lol!

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  13. hey Vinny, logistics and intel gathering here, I need some green backs brah.

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