Nestor Tarazona Enciso, head of a criminal network at the service of the Sinaloa cartels (CDS) and Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) from Mexico, was arrested in the city of Pereira, capital of the Columbian department of Risardalda.
Tarazona Enciso is accused of money laundering and illicit enrichment, and has been investigated for establishing a financial enterprise to launder money for Joaquin “the Chapo” Guzman, reported the Colombian Police. After his arrest and trial he sided with CJNG headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes aka the Mencho, the Señor de los Gallos or the El Gallero.
For those activities he was included on the Clinton List of the United States Department of the Treasury.
“This person was convicted on two occasions for drug trafficking offenses in the United States and returned to the country in 1995 to establish two companies with the purpose of carrying out fictitious maneuvers that promote money laundering,” the Colombian Police said in a statement.
According to the research, Tarazona remained anonymous and worked as a breeder of horses and exotic birds. It is estimated that he illegally increased his estate by more than $ 4.46 million, since 1999.
“After the capture of Chapo Guzmán in 2014, he suspended his partnership with the Sinaloa Cartel and offered his services to Jalisco New Generation Cartel, from southeastern Mexico, becoming the business partner of Guillermo León Acevedo Giraldo, known as Memo Fantasma,” detailed the police.
In 2009, the United States Department of the Treasury identified two Mexicans and one Colombian as alleged drug traffickers linking to the Sinaloa Cartel.
This is the reason why the US authorities froze the assets of the Mexicans Agustin Reyes Garza, alias Don Pilo, and Héctor Contreras Novoa, as well as of Nestor Alonso Tarazona‘s, and prohibited any US citizen from doing business with them.