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How an Argentine taxi driver met Los Cuinis/CJNG chief

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Background: Beneath is a
two-part piece on the most recent developments of the case in opposition to Gerardo González
Valencia, who’s in custody in Uruguay since 2016 for cash laundering. He’s
suspected of being concerned with the Jalisco New Technology Cartel (CJNG) and
Los Cuinis, and of working a multi-millionar greenback cash laundering scheme in
South America.
Argentina is now
actively pursuing those that assisted González Valencia whereas he was in Argentina
between 2007–2013. This information was launched a couple of weeks in the past in Argentina.***
How an Argentine taxi
driver meet Los Cuinis/CJNG chief.

Marcelo Arias was
driving his taxi by “Galerías Pacífico” in Buenos Aires in 2008.
The financial disaster had returned many shoppers to the subway and buses, however
Arias knew that in Córdoba and Florida, two elements of downtown Buenos Aires, he
might nonetheless get good journeys. He by no means imagined that what started as a ordinary drive
of two passengers would finish with a case in opposition to him with penalties of between 5
years and 10 years in jail.
Those that obtained within the automotive with him that day have been
two relations of Gerardo González Valencia, a high-ranking member of “Los
Cuinis”, the monetary arm of the Jalisco New Technology Cartel (CJNG). They
have been the dad and mom of his spouse Wendy Dalaithy Amaral Arévalo.

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Every part ended up
altering for Arias when the three Mexicans supplied him, along with
persevering with to be his driver, to work within the retailer (“Nook, mi
lugar”, pictured under) they opened in Puerto Madero. However not solely that:
Francisco Marzio requested Arias to make use of him as a frontman to purchase two automobiles – a
Chevrolet Astra and a Ford Ecosport – as a result of he didn’t have the required
documentation in Argentina to do that. He did the identical with a mobile phone. The
taxi driver obtained into deeper waters when the Mexicans used the authorized domicile of
the Argentine to register the corporate, Círculo Internacional SA, on four December


CJNG retailer  in Puerto Madero.

Mexicans operated in
Puerto Madero unnoticed till March 10, 2009, after they have been concerned in a
visitors accident with Arias’ Chevrolet Astra. The Argentine
police requested for
their car documentation, however one of many Mexicans snapped: “In my
nation they’d already be lifeless.” That menace led to the present
investigation carried out by Choose Barral and federal prosecutor Sebastián
It was rapidly
decided that the automotive during which they have been going was within the title of an
Argentine (Arias), who lived in Ituzaingó. That’s the reason the case moved to Morón.
Because the case progressed, extra fascinating information was gathered: the Mexicans had
entered Argentina on the finish of 2008. They declared they have been visiting as
vacationer, however the very first thing they did was journey to La Plata to register the
firm Círculo Internacional S.A.
The evaluation of their
telephones additionally supplied fascinating data. The DEA decided that from the
phone of one of many Mexicans (Medina Lizarraga), communications had been
made to a Mexican related to the Sinaloa Cartel and one other belonging to a
individual investigated in Los Angeles, California, for laundering drug cash.
cracks down on businessman
Oscar Calvete Souza, an
Argentine businessman in his sixties, went to courtroom on 15 March 2019. He’s
being investigated for his alleged monetary ties to Los Cuinis and the CJNG.
Quite a few witnesses pointed to Calvete as probably the most trusted folks of the
Mexicans in Argentina, particularly Gerardo González Valencia, whom he met when
he lived in Mexico. As for Calvete, earlier than Choose Barral and prosecutor
Sebastian Basso, he launched himself as a easy business guide. To
legally defend himself, he employed Hugo Pinto as a lawyer; Pinto is famously
recognized in Argentina for dealing with controversial instances involving highly effective figures.

An vital lawyer for
an vital accusation: Calvete is accused of laundering thousands and thousands of {dollars}
from worldwide drug trafficking. The cash reportedly reached him by
three Santander Río financial institution accounts by way of financial institution drafts or money deposits. The cash
was then laundered by drug shops (e.g. “Nook, mi lugar”).

‘Quincho Grande’, Gerado’s mansion in Argentina 
The ex-Lawyer Normal
of the USA, Jeff Periods, introduced on October 16, 2017 that
“the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación is among the 5 most harmful
transnational legal organizations on the face of the Earth” together with
the Sinaloa cartel, the Clan del Golfo, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and Hezbollah. The
accuser identified: “The CJNG” was based solely 9 years in the past, however
already has a presence in 75% of Mexico, they visitors at the least 5,000 kilos of
cocaine and 5,000 kilos of methamphetamine to our nation per thirty days.”

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