Who is Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia, AKA “El Lobo” who allegedly gave Genaro García Luna $10 million?

Óscar Orlando Nava Valencia, El Lobo, delivered 10 million dollars directly to Genaro García Luna and another 2.5 million dollars more as part of the "coperacha" with the Sinaloa Cartel to have protection and information from opposing cartels

On day 4 of Genaro Garcia Luna’s trial, Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia, El Lobo, was the first witness in the second week of the trial against Mexico’s former Public Security Secretary.

El Lobo, leader of the Milenio Cartel, assured that he gave $10 million to Genaro García Luna to free drugs held by authorities in Manzanillo.

He also assured that the former official was important in securing control of the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), which was the main entry point for cocaine arriving from:

  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Ecuador
  • Bolivia

Óscar Orlando Nava Valencia is in prison in the United States; however, his sentence will conclude in 2025.

Who is Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia?

Óscar Orlando Nava Valencia, El Lobo, was the leader of the Milenio Cartel or Los Valencia, as well as a member of the Sinaloa Cartel. He was arrested on October 28, 2009, in Guadalajara.

El Lobo was arrested after a confrontation with members of the Mexican Army and later taken to the maximum security prison El Altiplano, located in Almoloya de Juarez in the State of Mexico.

Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia was the leader of the Milenio cartel, which began operations in the 1990s, planting and harvesting drugs between the states of Jalisco and Michoacán.

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Oscar Orlando and his brother Juan Nava Valencia coordinated operations from Central and South American countries with shipments stored in Manzanillo and then transported to the United States.

On January 26, 2010, Nava Valencia was extradited to the United States from the Toluca Airport, where he was guarded by members of the now-defunct Federal Investigation Agency (AFI), who handed him over to representatives of the U.S. government.

El Lobo affirmed in the trial that more than 100 people were murdered on his orders and that his operations contributed to introducing more than 100 kilos of cocaine to the United States.

Óscar Orlando Nava Valencia delivered 10 million dollars to Genaro García Luna.

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Who is Oscar Orlando Nava Valencia? (Special)

Óscar Orlando Nava Valencia, El Lobo, assured that he delivered $10 million to Genaro García Luna directly.

This was so that the drugs held in Manzanillo, Colima, part of the operations operated by the Milenio Cartel to the United States, could be released.

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He also said that he contributed another 2.5 million dollars for the “contribution” that the Sinaloa Cartel made to pay Genaro García Luna for protection and information in the middle of the war between cartels in 2006.

Likewise, he assured Genaro García Luna’s collaboration was important to have control of the AICM for drug trafficking.