Thursday. Specifically they asked for testimony about “Juanitas”
shipments. Within the testimony is
specifics about logistics and ledgers–
in this partnership with the Sinaloa Cartel, did you
sending them cocaine?
kind of vessels did you use?
you have a code word for these cocaine shipments?
was that code word?
INTERPRETER: By interpreter, J-U-A-N-I-T-A-S.
many juanitas or how many cocaine shipments known as
did you send to the Sinaloa Cartel?
did you send the first cocaine shipment called the
to the Sinaloa Cartel approximately?
Approximately at the end of 2002.
did you send the last cocaine shipment called
to the Sinaloa Cartel?
Approximately January, February of 2005.
did you stop sending cocaine to the Sinaloa Cartel?
I was arrested in 2007.
you testified before that under this partnership the
Cartel were investors in your cocaine shipments.
sending these cocaine shipments called juanitas to the Sinaloa Cartel, who
in these cocaine shipments?
Guzmán Loera, Mr. Mayo Zambada and his brother Ray
Nacho Coronel, the Beltran Leyva brothers, and in the
do you mean by in the beginning?
Because he participated until approximately 2004.
Well, one of his brothers, El Nino, Rodolfo was murdered.
what did that lead to?
led to problems between the people of the Federation
Sinaloa Cartel and the Guerreros.
was the end result of those problems?
separated, and he stopped participating in the
you say he separated, who specifically are you
referring to Mr. Vicente Carrillo.
German Rosero was your top guy in Mexico; correct?
you aware of whether or not Mr. Rosero met with the
while he was in Mexico?
Mr. Rosero discuss this with you personally?
did German tell you?
Well, Mr. German Rosero told me that he was going to the
to the mountains to speak to Mr. Guzmán Loera, that
going in some rickety old planes. He said I’m nervous
these are old airplanes, I’m scared that one of these
are going to crash with me in it. And he said when
a meeting, well, one of the meetings he had had with
Guzmán Loera, he had told him I know who all that cocaine
you’re bringing to Mexico and selling to us belongs to.
Ramirez, who said that to whom?
Guzmán Loera told German Rosero, my lieutenant. And
of my lieutenant’s trips to Colombia, he explained this
is it that the defendant told German Rosero at that
know who all that cocaine, all those drugs you’re
us belongs to, all the drugs that are coming from
through you, I worked with him for a long time, with
man. I send my respects. He was always a straight
And that’s basically what German told me.
the defendant told German that he knew who the
was coming from, what did you understand that to mean?
it meant that the defendant knew that cocaine that was
to them, to the Sinaloa Cartel, to Mr. Guzmán Loera,
mine, that I was the one sending it to
and giving it to them in high seas.
you say anything to German Rosero about this?
like you didn’t hear anything.
name at all. You keep showing your
that’s your cocaine and don’t name me.
send out a cocaine shipment named
kilos of cocaine were on that
3,800 kilos of cocaine.
size of a cocaine shipment you were
amount of kilos in that shipment.
compared to the shipments you
because we went back to the
that way to test if everything was
was going to work.
shipment make it successfully to Mexico?
and because the money returned to
I had sold him at high seas.
investors in this initial Juanita 1 one shipment?
Coronel, the Beltran Leyva
his brother, and Viceroy who is
percentage the Sinaloa Cartel
exactly how much.
off this initial Juanita 1 cocaine
delivered to them.
Coronel play in Juanita 1?
logistics for receiving my ship at
cocaine and he also gave German the money
people’s share before I sent out the
used that term a couple of times, the
the shipment. Can you explain what
means what, I mean, which member of
Sinaloa Cartel was going to send the
with our boat to transfer the coke on
people’s boat and to offload it onto the
was responsible for receiving the
Juanita 1, does that mean that he was the
doing the logistics of receiving
you ended up sending to the Sinaloa
the only one that handled the
your cocaine at the high seas?
who else handled the logistics for
brothers and Mr. Guzman Loera.
a cocaine shipment titled
planning Juanita 2 in comparison to
it successfully to Mexico and the
by them, by the Sinaloa Cartel’s
transported by them to the United States. It
money came back and was delivered to me,
Mexico City. Then I immediately
Juanita Dos, Juanita 2.
you to plan to send out Juanita 2?
usually take two to three weeks,
briefly what would happen in those two
were planning the cocaine shipment?
coordinate the sending of my cocaine
from where the shipment would leave.
was going to protect the shipment of
coast, whether it be the guerillas or
We had to make,
coordinate corruption arrangements
to be able to know that way also where
would be located so that we could figure
our shipment of cocaine to avoid
to avoid the boat being seized.
purchase anything to put on these boats?
to buy the food for the crew of
boat, parts for the ship in case the
inconvenience, and ice to put in the freezer
supposedly the catch would be.
catch that the boat would pretend to
nets as it was going up the Pacific
shipment was ready to leave from Colombia,
approximately how long would it take to get to the
Sinaloa Cartel on the high seas?
four weeks, depending on if there
that came up, and also the sea
play during those two, three or
cocaine was on its way to the Sinaloa
contact with my lieutenant in
in permanent contact with Mr. German
would monitor how things were going,
until my boat met up with the Mexican
transferred and then it would be
could tell them my lieutenants,
there, get ready to start collecting
were planning these Juanita cocaine
were you speaking with your
throughout the week, several times
that you are a hands-on boss?
successfully to Mexico?
through 10, was the logistics the same
shipments that you just, the process
involvement in the preparation of these
Juanita 1 had approximately 36 to
Did the amounts increase?
cocaine shipment via Juanita that
issues with any of the earlier
the Juanita Four. The boat was
American Coast Guard and it was
ship, the one carrying the cocaine.
find the cocaine on your ship?
really well-built secret compartment
you do with that boat?
back again and to approach the
to transfer the cocaine to another
because I decided not to use that one
been boarded so it seemed dangerous to
to not use the boat that had been
cocaine to a new, a different fishing
placed in the secret compartments and
going towards the high sea meeting
to deliver the cocaine to the
discussed a lot of planning and
these expenses for these cocaine
authorized to make such payments?
lieutenants to make said payments.
make payments without your express
you meet with your lieutenants and workers
to discuss the payments that you were making for the
be, as many times as necessary.
would you meet with to discuss these
Laureano Renteria, with an accountant
Esteban, and on some occasions, Sergio
would you go into when you would
respectfully, time frame?
are we talking about?
sending Juanita cocaine
towards the end of 2002 until
place in 2005.
what level of detail would you get
that were made?
every small detail. All the payments
instruct, ordered by me.
reports kept for the Juanita drug
by my people.
input the information that were
did it who were Laureano Renteria
assistants whose name is Orlando
accounting ledgers to be created?
keep control of the shipments of
to then be able to know what was the
records of your expenses in
you order kept in these records?
do with the expenses being made
the Juanitas and also other things
these main accounting ledgers to
ledgers for the Juanitas as well as
you review these reports?
week, you know, when it was
single line item in these reports?
changes to these reports?
was necessary, because something
for you to review these reports?
keep track, to have control with all
of my money.
there come a time that you leave
during the year?
May, after the extradition request
because of RICO.
send cocaine — I’m sorry.
send cocaine shipments to the Sinaloa
Venezuela, who was running your
you talk to members of your
day, all the time.
Juanita drug shipments while you were in
that were created for Juanita 7?
lieutenants in Venezuela to organize the
accounting and the main accounting
that had to do with that shipment.
come a time that you leave
Brazil, did you continue to send
Brazil, who was in charge of your drug
send your shipments while you were
the cocaine shipments with my
permanent communication with them. I
Venezuela, others, well, the ones I had in
permanent contact with them.
records — I’m sorry.
while were you in Brazil?
did you have your organization
ledgers for Juanita 8, 9 and 10?
ledgers for Juanita 8, 9 and 10 while
me, because they had people bring
lieutenants would send people.
witness only — actually, may
since it’s several pages?
this from the stand,
quicker. Just for the witness.
going to go through these
E, F, G, H.
just to shortcut it, the
in fact, these ledgers accurately
he’s referring to that were prepared.
stipulating that they are
objection based on the
in court here today.
received. Just recite
first and last.
302J, 302K and 302L. So
without objection 302A through L
through 302L so marked.)
to put on the screen for
we looking at here?
for the Juanita 2 shipment.
ledger on 302A, how many kilos of
ledger, who had the responsibility to
the high seas?
through Olafo or Ofalto, my
Is that where you say Olafo,
the Sinaloa Cartel Federation who
cocaine shipment I was sending to them in
a name. There’s a name. What is
code word for me.
how much did you have invested in
investors, who were the Mexican
shipment, Juanita 2?
at this time?
Beltran Leyvas and Vicente Carrillo,
brother Rey Zambada and Nacho Coronel.
According to 302B, how many kilos of
See how many kilos it says
column where it says, “Saldo.” I
says 6,165 kilos, but on the bottom,
sent was 6,485 kilos of cocaine.
between the top line and the bottom
lieutenants who we called El Broder
he provided 300 kilos of
ledger, who was responsible for
behalf of The Sinaloa Cartel?
lieutenants and because the N was a code
ledgers to refer to him.
in evidence as Government
(published) and now I am showing you
how many kilos of cocaine
you see that?
ledger, who was responsible for
shipment at the high seas for The
that’s how we refer to him,
3,000 kilos of cocaine.
bit. Is that first letter C or
used to refer to Mr. Guzmán Loera,
ledger, how many kilos did The Sinaloa
kilos of cocaine.
break you testified that in 2004
Colombia and go to Venezuela?
Government requested my extradition and
million reward. And the U.S. government
government were doing everything possible to
it. Because the U.S. Government
They publish a picture of me with
million all over the country.
have any information from your
the U.S. investigation against you?
bribery payments directly to U.S. law
Colombian police, an elite group of the
worked with the group named Siu, who
embassy in Colombia in Bogota
agents assigned to said embassy.
receive your money directly that
Government Exhibit 302-C in evidence, these
Juanita – 4.
previously that Juanita – 4 had to
because it had been aborted by the
the ledgers that are Juanita – 4
read what you have in the
changed to $60.
changed means that the boat was changed
additional cost of $60 per kilo of cocaine
the other ship.
Ramirez, that you had accounting
accounting ledger for your organization?
evidence as Government
recognize this document?
from the book that we used to call
here in this main accounting ledger
pad are going out for Juanita –
for Juanita – 4 is also going out.
for Juanita – 4 for the cost of
the observation code for that
to safety reasons.
what’s in evidence as 302-K.
document here, 302-K?
the accounting from the main
reference here to Juanita – 4?
Juanita – 4.
Payment is made for 7,660 units.
references to Juanita – 4 appear. New
in the going out.
reports that we receive from the
corruption payments to them, which were
us the navigational charts of where
would be on the Pacific Ocean.
how many kilos of cocaine
ledgers, who within The Sinaloa Cartel
receiving this cocaine at the high seas?
through one of my lieutenants, Alvaro
you see that name?
you see Olmedo, what is that?
another code word to refer to myself.
from The Sinaloa Cartel in this
Beltran Leyva brothers, Mr. Nacho
with his brother Rey Zambada, and
cocaine did you send to The Sinaloa
for Juanita – 6, who was
the shipment of cocaine at the high
brothers through my lieutenant, Olfato
Sinaloa Cartel invest in this
are underneath Olfato,
I’m sorry. Is there a
that one more time, Your
try turning it off and
are below Olfato’s names, do they
investors from The Sinaloa Cartel in this
Beltran Leyva brothers, Mayo
Rey Zambada, Nacho Coronel and
in evidence Government
kilos of cocaine did you send to
Juanita – 7?
ledger, who was responsible for
shipment for The Sinaloa Cartel?
Sinaloa Cartel invest in this
The Sinaloa Cartel that invested
question: Is it the same
Cartel you just said on the last three
Exhibit 302-G, the accounting for
kilos of cocaine did you send to The
Sinaloa Cartel was responsible for
brothers through my lieutenant, Alvaro
from this ledger?
accounting and because Orestes was the
was another code word we used to
name right there?
Orestes Olmedo, who is that a
code word to refer to me.
Government Exhibit 302-H in evidence, which
nine, can you tell the jury how many
to the Sinaloa Cartel in juanita
ledger, who was responsible within the
receiving this juanita nine cocaine
from my lieutenant, and because
that we used to use to refer to Nacho
on the ledger it shows Nieto,
record, how many kilos of cocaine did
in in juanita nine?
juanita ten, Government Exhibit 302-I,
exhibit, accounting for juanita ten, how
you send to the Sinaloa Cartel?
you tell who was responsible for
from the Sinaloa Cartel?
Barco was my lieutenant who
to receive the shipment.
you, did you turn these
to the U.S. Government?
juanita eight, nine, and ten were
Brazil. Do you recall that?
ten make it successfully to
made it to Mexico?
and because I personally directed
of cocaine. I was personally on top
the three juanitas that were
nine, and juanita ten.
juanita nine was seized?
this so clearly?
tragedy for me as a drug trafficker
history as a drug trafficker, I had never
the American authorities, that had
were there in juanita eight and
of the Sinaloa Cartel of those two
Beltran Leyva, Nacho Coronel, Mayo and
vessels were these?
sorry, they were white shipping
cocaine was found aboard the ships?
stored in a secret compartment in
juanita eight, according to this
on juanita eight, and this is 302-G
didn’t understand the question. Can
ledger, did you place anything on the
“hielo” right there, H-I-E-L-O?
that we placed in the boat’s ice
had been caught supposedly by the
put fish on the boats as well?
seizures of juanita eight and
change of any of the methods of
the Sinaloa Cartel?
or I gave instructions to my
that submerges a few meters under
could cross the Pacific Ocean and avoid
American frigate boats and by the American
patrolling the Pacific Ocean, and when they
vessel, they board it. So we did this
had lost two shipments in those two
submarine to the Sinaloa Cartel?
2005, approximately, I sent the
of the shipment?
302-I, is the accounting ledger for the
to the Sinaloa Cartel?
it successfully to the Sinaloa
you attempted to send a submarine
submarines to the Sinaloa Cartel?
submarines did you send to the Sinaloa
ten additional submarines.
cocaine on average did you ship on
and 5,000 kilos of cocaine.
submarines that you sent after juanita
all make it successfully to the
cocaine any other way to the
addition to the submarines?
sending cocaine to the Sinaloa
small aircraft, piston planes to
word for the small airplanes?
C-O-M-E-T-A-S, by interpreter.
evidence as Government Exhibit
here related to the cometa?
payment transport cometa four.
above that, please, as well?
800 units cometa four.
that we had made because those were
sent on that airplane.
approximately how many planes of cocaine you
Cartel during this timeframe?
quantity of cocaine per airplane?
make it successfully to the Sinaloa
in charge of the airplanes, the
person we called Victor.
that you are sending the juanita
Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, do you know
and picking up the money for the
airplanes that we were sending.
Cartel sending the cocaine that
earlier that there were various
you learned about including trains.
conversations with any of your
transportation of your cocaine via
conversation come up?
a delay in paying me money for the
Sinaloa Cartel, to the Federation.
lieutenant, well, to two of my lieutenants,
happening, why is there a delay with my
was because the Sinaloa Cartel people
in the U.S. and it had been
tell you where that train seizure
had been in New York.
tell you what type of trains were
shipment of cocaine?
Concludes testimony regarding Juanitas page 100 thru 132 testimony Monday December 3rd