US prosecutors plan to use conversations they intercepted from hitmen as legal evidence United Warriors during and after the disappearance of the 43 normalists of Ayotzinapa on the night of September 26th and early morning of September 27th, 2014, as part of the trial against Adán Zenén Casarrubias Salgado, The tomato, one of the historical leaders of this criminal group.
Court documents viewed by MILENIO detail that the Justice Department wants to use the chats. obtained from confiscated blackberries, as evidence of the drug trafficking that Guerreros Unidos carried out from Iguala, Guerrero to the city of Chicago. These are messages that are only partially known and that could reveal new key information about the Ayotzinapa case.
In the conversations that were made public and to which MILLENNIUM had access details how several members of the cartel knew what was happening in Iguala.
DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2014
PIN 2A0AA879 Silver (Adan Zenén): “Yes, what happens next”
PIN 29C4F35A Romeo (Gildardo López Astudillo): “Very, very hot”
PIN 2A0AA879 Silver (Adán Zenén): “Abranse”
NO KNOWN DATE
PIN 2A0AA879 Silver (Adan Zenen): “Let them block the roads with the vans so that the federal government has the presence (…) Let it be that of Chilpo and that of Mole”
PIN 29C4F35A Romeo (Gildardo Lopez Astudillo): “Take traces and take root. “When Mr. the damn lawyer is with these bastards, it will already be written on the packages that the role has paid them, they are bringing people from Morelos,” it is said in conversations with the cartel operators in question, where it is assumed that they are the packages would be about the students. López Astudillo is currently actively cooperating with Mexican authorities in this case and is at large.
Given the possibility of disseminating dozens of dialogues between GU leaders, the defense of The tomato demanded that Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, who will preside over the trial, ban any reference to the students’ disappearance or any witnesses talking about it.
“Both parties should be warned not to inform their witnesses not to mention or allude to the disappearance of the students, and both parties should be warned not to question witnesses in any way that might relate to this statement,” demanded Adán’s defense of Casarrubia.
To date, this decision is still being analyzed by Judge Kennelly, who has the possibility that the trial will serve to clarify further details about what happened to the missing students in 2014.
The trial begins on March 4, 2024. as stated in the proceedings in the Northern District Court of Illinois. Casarrubias Salgado faces nine charges of heroin trafficking and two of money laundering. after he was formally charged following his extradition from Mexico in May 2022.
According to US authorities between 2012 and November 2014, along with other leaders of Guerreros Unidos, including his brothers Mario and Ángel, The tomato He directed the transfer of heroin hidden in passenger buses to the United States.
This gave rise to the hypothesis of the so-called “fifth bus” of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts, which claims that one of the trucks that the Ayotzinapa normalists took on the night of September 26 could have been loaded with hidden drugs.
Following the arrest in April 2014 of Mario Casarrubias, who led Guerreros Unidos operations, Adam and Angel remained in charge of the business.
Once the drugs entered the United States, other operators in that country hid the packages in safe houses in Aurora and Batavia. Chicago, winning more than $700,000 for a pair of buses. The cash was sent to Mexico in passenger cars the same way.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) managed to get a cooperating witness who worked United Warriors in the United States and was responsible for receiving shipments, distributing medications, collecting money, and shipping them back.
The employee identified as Subject to, He had a brother in Mexico who actually helped him work with him United Warriors. According to the DEA, the brothers met once in Toluca, Mexico, to agree on details of the work.
There he learned that the Casarrubias Salgado brothers were using their own bus routes to send drugs to the United States. At first they were called Estrella Norte, later they changed to Monarca and Volcán.
In addition to the cooperating witness, the DEA has hundreds of messages it has intercepted from members United Warriors via Blackberry. The tomato appeared as Silver They describe in detail how they went about it, who they coordinated with and even what names they gave the drugs and who took care of the deliveries on the buses.
“On May 30, 2014, at approximately 9:16 p.m., Individual A had a Blackberry conversation with an unknown subject named FRANKLIN, which used the PIN 7A6E50D1. In this conversation FRANKLIN He said, “Your aunt (the bus passenger) arrives here between 8 and 9 am with the children (the heroine).” The other lady (the other passenger in the bus) arrives between 7 and 8 pm and Person A replied: “Okay, that’s fine. ‘Adam (the defendant) will give me the # (phone number of the person who would pick up the heroin)?’ And FRANKLIN He replied: ‘Yes,'” the accusation against Casarrubias reads in detail.
As part of these discussions The DEA also managed to decipher some events which detail the involvement of Guerreros Unidos operators, such as: Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, The Gil, and Alejandro Palacios, The Cholo, in the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa Normalistas.
An example is this series of messages sent by a certain Anibal to the user identified as Silver, linked to Adán Casarrubias Salgado.
PIN 2a0abb20 Anibal: They’re already doing that, they’re going to cover up all the entries
Hannibal: Because there is a warning a cholo. Do not go with the desire to come over Huitzuco and announce them on the radio to report to them
Hannibal: Only they had already stored 60 packages and several with Saint Peter of them and only wounded people on this side, including the bear’s servant, I already told you that. to Gileso Since last night they closed the entrance because they were mixing with community members, and now the plug is already there, ahA – and let’s bring more community to the (sic) too