A Chicago-born drug trafficker who promoted cocaine and heroin for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in the United States said on Tuesday he had stored sophisticated supplies in New York City – and even had one overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge ,
I would choose the best quarters, "said Pedro Flores, as he chose the places where he had hidden the 38 tons of cocaine he was pulling through the big cities. "We've tried to minimize contact with law enforcement agencies."
Flores, who ran drug use for El Chapo from 2005 to 2008 with his identical twin brother, said the neighbors in upscale neighborhoods were also better off because they tended to Alert the police if someone snoops around.
He told the jury that he had never allowed his workers to tell him where the houses were, but a woman, he said, called him and said, "She looked out the window and had a beautiful woman's gaze The location of the warehouse has not been disclosed.
Flores and his twin, Margarito, raised $ 227 million for the Sinaloa Cartel of El Chapo, working as a team, often referred to simply as "the Brooklyn Bridge." His testimony on Tuesday was the first time Flores has been publicly seen for four years.
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He had some difficulties during his time behind bars – mainly with his wife.
"I was able to sneak into the bathroom and get her pregnant, Gab He also paid for the payment of a fellow inmate to hang two billboards for his lover outside the prison, although an appeal was made before their message was revealed.
"I find it difficult to obey the rules, I think," he said
Even before he went to jail, the lovesick drug trafficker committed his wife, the daughter of a senior Chicago police officer. Flores testified that he had bought her a $ 200,000 Bentley just before he went to jail – although this was later confiscated by the DEA.
He claimed to have set himself because a war had broken out between the Sinaloa cartel and its rivals, fearful of his life and his family.
It was not the first time, he said, as he was kidnapped in 2004.
"I thought I was going to die," he said of the cruelty experience during which he was locked up in a cell for 16 days, starved, and blindfolded. He was thrown into the desert after his brother had intervened, and was forced to walk miles in the darkness as wildcats screeched around him.
Flores met Chapo shortly thereafter in May 2005, he said, after flying into the mountains he made a bumpy ride up a long driveway – there he saw a naked man chained to a tree, "looking down on us. "
The runty kingpin was not particularly impressed with Flores, he recalled, saying Chapo immediately mocked his denim shorts and jewelery.
"With all the money, I could not afford the rest of my pants?" The witness said, asking the drug lord and laughing at the jury. Chapo also aimed the chain around his neck and said, "the only thing missing was a dress."
During the meeting, they discussed his abduction, and allegedly Chapo offered to lure out his kidnapper. But only, Flores testified, "if he agreed to shoot him with every eye," he agreed. Flores refused.
In December 2015, his own father was abducted, and Flores said he had Chapo's advice. This time he brought a gift for the runty cartel king.
"Jeanshorts," he smiled. "In a Viagra box."
Prior to joining Chapo, Flores led cocaine, heroin and meth through Chicago and other major cities including Washington, DC and Minneapolis.
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