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El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain

Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:59 pm
by trainjunkie47
From Railway Age....Drivin’ that train on El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain: Witness
December 11th, 2018

Accused drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman used the North American rail network to move cocaine from Mexico to the United States for distribution.

At the federal drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn, informant Tirso Martinez Sanchez told jurors that after tank cars of cooking oil arrived in Mexico, Guzman, the diminutive head of the Sinaloa cartel, directed the cars to be drained and packaged kilos of cocaine hidden in secret compartments at the ends of the cars. An inch or two of oil was added for the trip north, to discourage Customs from crawling around inside the cars, and grease was smeared on the packets to throw off drug-sniffing dogs. The cars were then forwarded to a warehouse in New Jersey and transloaded to trucks for delivery to New York.

The tank cars netted the cartel $500 million to $800 million in cocaine sales from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago between 2000 and 2003, the 51-year-old informant testified.

Jurors were earlier told of Guzman’s love of trains, and how he traveled around a private zoo at his Guadalajara estate on a “little” locomotive.

Re: El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:50 am
by NS3322
trainjunkie47 wrote:From Railway Age....Drivin’ that train on El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain: Witness
December 11th, 2018

Accused drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman used the North American rail network to move cocaine from Mexico to the United States for distribution.

At the federal drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn, informant Tirso Martinez Sanchez told jurors that after tank cars of cooking oil arrived in Mexico, Guzman, the diminutive head of the Sinaloa cartel, directed the cars to be drained and packaged kilos of cocaine hidden in secret compartments at the ends of the cars. An inch or two of oil was added for the trip north, to discourage Customs from crawling around inside the cars, and grease was smeared on the packets to throw off drug-sniffing dogs. The cars were then forwarded to a warehouse in New Jersey and transloaded to trucks for delivery to New York.

The tank cars netted the cartel $500 million to $800 million in cocaine sales from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago between 2000 and 2003, the 51-year-old informant testified.

Jurors were earlier told of Guzman’s love of trains, and how he traveled around a private zoo at his Guadalajara estate on a “little” locomotive.


I've been trying to find a photo of his private railroad with no luck. It would be interesting to see a Mexican drug-lord riding behind a Cagney!

Re: El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:50 am
by NS3322
trainjunkie47 wrote:From Railway Age....Drivin’ that train on El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain: Witness
December 11th, 2018

Accused drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman used the North American rail network to move cocaine from Mexico to the United States for distribution.

At the federal drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn, informant Tirso Martinez Sanchez told jurors that after tank cars of cooking oil arrived in Mexico, Guzman, the diminutive head of the Sinaloa cartel, directed the cars to be drained and packaged kilos of cocaine hidden in secret compartments at the ends of the cars. An inch or two of oil was added for the trip north, to discourage Customs from crawling around inside the cars, and grease was smeared on the packets to throw off drug-sniffing dogs. The cars were then forwarded to a warehouse in New Jersey and transloaded to trucks for delivery to New York.

The tank cars netted the cartel $500 million to $800 million in cocaine sales from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago between 2000 and 2003, the 51-year-old informant testified.

Jurors were earlier told of Guzman’s love of trains, and how he traveled around a private zoo at his Guadalajara estate on a “little” locomotive.


I've been trying to find a photo of his private railroad with no luck. It would be interesting to see a Mexican drug-lord riding behind a Cagney! :lol:

Re: El Chapo’s cocaine supply chain

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:30 am
by M.D.Bentley
Even drug lords know that railroads will deliver on time ! :D