NEW YORK – Colombian drug trafficker Harold Mauricio Poveda Ortega, aka El Conejo, who worked for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, bursts into tears during a session of the trial against Mexico’s former Public Security Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna this Wednesday. Wept bitterly. Saw some pictures of his old mansion.
When asked by the prosecutor’s office, “El Conejo”, dressed in a dark suit and shirt, spoke candidly about the killings he ordered, the kidnappings, and even detailed how the Mexican Federal Police how he was tortured and humiliated by the agents of the
However, he collapses when images of his home in Mexico and his wild animals are projected onto a screen in the living room.
“This is my home. This was my home,” Narco said in a broken voice and wiped away his tears with one hand.
The images show his tiger, his lion and a monkey, all bearing the name “El Conejo” and kept in his home, which the media referred to at the time as the “Mansion of Fantasy”. I recalled: “A house that I built to my liking, my imagination, a very nice house,” he said.
The house is located in Mexico City, in an area known as “El Desierto de los Leones”.
El Conejo, who is on probation in the United States awaiting sentencing, is a witness for the prosecutor’s office against Garcia Luna, accused of drug trafficking.
In his testimony, he assured that he worked for Arturo Beltrán Leyva, the head of the Beltrán Leyva Brothers clan, and that he was part of the Sinaloa clan until the civil war broke out in 2008.