Monday, October 14, 2013

PGR investigates Sonia Barragan Pérez, Widow of "Lord of the Skies"

The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) has opened a preliminary investigation against Sonia Barragan Pérez, widow of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Lord of the Skies.

Sonia Barragan is included in the preliminary inquiry PGR/SEIDO/UEIDS/ 197/2013, which is mentions her ex brother-in law Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, aka Betty La Fea, arrested a few weeks ago by the Federal Police in Nayarit and who was looking to consolidate to the so-called New Juarez Cartel.

In accordance with the investigation, Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, alias "Betty La Fea,  -- a nickname referencing a popular Colombian soap opera accuses Sonia Barragan Pérez of having given information to the Federal Police for his capture. 

Since 2005, there's been an arrest warrant out for Sonia Barragan for alleged operations with the Juarez Cartel from illicit sources, derived from what's called maxiproceso undertaken in the six years during the Ernesto Zedillo term.

After the death of Lord of the skies during plastic surgery in 1997, in 1997,his brother Vicente, El Viceroy, continued with the control of the organization, but retreated after  having endured an intense battles with the Sinaloa Cartel during the last six years which caused major set backs for organization.

His brother, Alberto, intended take over leadership of the new Juarez cartel, but his arrest, was announced  by the Agency last September 1 after an operation of the Federal Police. 

Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, "Betty La Fea, 47 years,continued the war with the organization of "El Chapo" Guzman especially in Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora, Coahuila and Durango. 

Having been persued since the beginning of the current six-year presidential  period, Alberto Carrillo was arrested in the hotel zone of the Riviera Nayarita, in the village of Bucerias, where she was hiding only.

The accusations against him are for participation in organized crime, crimes against the health and homicide, integrated into at least four prior inquiries

In the PGR/SEIDO/UEIDS/ 197/2013, indictment, in addition to Sonia Barragan and Alberto Carrillo, among the others included are Javier Torres Felix, El JT and Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramírez, both detained as operators of Ismael Zambada , "El" Mayo  and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, respectively.

Sources:  RiodoceLapared, Washington Post, InsightCrime