NEW YORK – An important government witness in the US trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has set out on Tuesday the bloodshed and other cold realities of international drug trafficking, without giving any regrets or making excuses. 19659004] Former Colombian kingpin Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia was questioned by a Guzman lawyer on cross-examination whether he ordered dozens of murders, whether he kept a ledger showing how many men were paid, and whether he repeated Colombians lied and bribed authorities with tens of millions of dollars to stay in business.
Among the factual answers he gave through a Spanish interpreter: "Quite right". & # 39; & # 39; Obviously. & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; At the time, of course, I lied. "That's how it was, sir."
The testimony of Ramirez Abadia, who is known to radically change his face through plastic surgery, came to the Federal Court in the third week of the trial Brooklyn. Guzman's attorneys say the witness is part of a crew of low-living co-operation partners who force their clients to take breaks in their own cases of drug trafficking.
Ramirez Abadia testified how his cartel in Norte del Valle used a fleet of airplanes and boats to transport tons of cocaine to Mexico where the Sinaloa cartel was to be smuggled into the US under the leadership of Guzman and others prosecutors say the huge volumes of drugs and cash that flowed across the US border in the 1990s and early 2000s looked like secular business records.
Defender William Purpura, who wanted to take home the human tribute to the violent drug trafficking, let Ramirez Adadia confirm that the books also showed Hir's murder cost $ 45,000 for the deaths of three people and $ 338,776 in another case, because so many prisoners were involved.
The dead also included a high-ranking lieutenant who was jailed after being arrested just because Ramirez Adadia said, "He knew a lot about my organization." Another time, the witness said he had a suspected cartel member a meeting in which the victim and his entourage were slaughtered in a hinterland in Gangland style and then their bodies were provided in pickup trucks. [19659005AlsointhewakeofNewYorkCityunderthesuspicionoftheftorsnatch-shatteringawifewaspromptlyreleasedinNewJerseyAndherhusbandandhersonwereeitherdefending
When Ramirez Adadia learned that he had been indicted in the US, he fled to Brazil, where he made his face look like a theater mask with implants and injections. He also used disguises for photos on fake identity cards with various aliases to hide his identity, which ultimately failed.
On Tuesday, he was asked about the meaning of "Chupeta," the nickname in the US indictment against him.
"Un dulce," he said. "Candy".