We heard how the cartel planned to buy homes on Lake Champlain to smuggle drugs by boat, but it seems most of the business was done in Vancouver BC.
He said the cartel also supplied meth and heroin. The drugs would pass through LA and Phoenix en route to the northern border.
The brother he's referencing is Francisco "Pacho" Cifuentes, who led of the family's drug empire until he was murdered in 2007.
Lichtman asked whether Cifuentes really told the DEA that the corrupt agent said the agency was "not concerned" w/ the family's trafficking.
Judge wasn't happy, but he declined to grant the request to block further questions about presidential bribery. "It's already out, as of yesterday," he said.
Lichtman: "The idea it's designed to embarrass — embarrass who?"
Judge: "Yeah, I don't care about embarrassment."
Cifuentes: "He told that to the producer, yes sir."
Lichtman: "According to you Mr. Guzman claimed he never gave up the drugs?"
Cifuentes: "That's what he said."
Lichtman asked: "Did you see the scars?"
Cifuentes said no. Lichtman's point was that Chapo had no scars. The story was BS.
According to Lichtman, Cifuentes said it was "pretty primitive conditions.…all the chairs in his house were the plastic folding variety…he slept on a simple wood frame bed… his night table was just planks of wood."
She found that Chapo's drug ledgers for just over a month (Oct 3, 2011 - Nov. 18, 2011) referenced 9,124 lbs of drugs, 21, 266 kilos, and 12,606 units w/ no weight. Transactions worth over $2.128,054, plus 4.1 million pesos.
We spoke to another ex-DEA agent who participated in this capture operation for our podcast. Listen: open.spotify.com/episode/738NnU…