Notorious Drug Trafficker Fatally Shot

( – A notorious drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa cartel was found dead in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving. Eduardo Escobedo worked for the son of drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and his body was found, along with a second body, at the intersection of Rosecrans and Towne avenues. A third man survived and received treatment in a Los Angeles hospital. The LA County Medical Examiner’s office identified the second dead man as Guillermo De Los Angeles Jr.

Eduardo Escobedo, 39, was a convicted drug trafficker whose nickname was “El Mago” or “The Magician.” He previously served four years in prison for conspiring to distribute 10,000 kilograms of marijuana and launder the proceeds – he was freed in 2018. The LA native also allegedly ordered the murder of a drug rival in 2008, for which his brother was convicted and is serving a life sentence. Eduardo was never charged.

A long list of crimes are attributed to Mr. Escobedo, including conspiracy to import more than 5 tonnes of marijuana in 2013, money laundering through the import and sale of sports cars, and shipping cocaine around the world. London police arrested his associate Harvinder Singh for trafficking cocaine to Britain after Singh made a $50,000 transfer to a company owned by Escobedo and his wife.

US authorities consider the Sinaloa cartel the most prominent and deadliest organized crime syndicate in the world, and President Biden recently celebrated the arrest of a key figure. Attorney General Merrick Garland joined the President in congratulating Mexican authorities following the apprehension of Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, known as “El Nini,” on November 24.

Salas’s role in the cartel was to protect “El Chapo” and his sons. He allegedly left a trail of destruction in his wake and is implicated in dozens of murders.

The US government says the Sinaloa cartel is responsible for mass scale production of Fentanyl and other deadly drugs and the import and distribution of these drugs in the United States.

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