US Department of Justice charges Antonio Oseguera Cervantes, AKA Tony Montana, El Mencho’s brother, with drug distribution

Learn about his alleged role in the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and the potential 15-year sentence he faces. Keep up-to-date on the ongoing efforts to capture his brother, the notorious 'El Mencho' and the $10 million reward offered for his capture
  • The US Justice Department has filed charges against Antonio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as ‘Tony Montana,’ for drug trafficking. He is the brother of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the leader of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG), one of the largest and most dangerous drug cartels in Mexico.
  • Oseguera, who was arrested in December 2022 by Mexican authorities, is accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine in the US, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
  • Antonio Oseguera is identified as a financial operator of the CJNG, working directly under the orders of his brother ‘El Mencho,’ as well as a key player in the positioning of the Jalisco New Generation around the world through international drug trafficking. The United States has offered a reward of 10 million dollars for the capture of ‘El Mencho.’

US authorities made official the indictment that would identify the brother of ‘El Mencho’ on drug-related charges. US charges ‘Tony Montana’, brother of Jalisco Cartel leader, with drug trafficking. Here are the details.

According to reports from Agencia EFE, the United States Justice filed charges against Antonio Oseguera Cervantes, alias ‘Tony Montana,’ the brother of the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), for drug trafficking last Tuesday.

US charges ‘Tony Montana’ with drug trafficking

US accuses 'Tony Montana' of drug trafficking
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Oseguera, who was arrested last December by Mexican authorities, is accused by the US Department of conspiring to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine in the country, crimes that carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, according to a statement.

The US charges the 64-year-old man with membership in the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation, identified as “one of the largest and most dangerous drug cartels” in Mexico, the major Justice Department announcement noted.

Brother of Jalisco Cartel leader

Brother of the leader of the Jalisco Cartel
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Alias ‘Tony Montana,’ brother of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as ‘El Mencho,’ was captured on December 20, 2022, in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco. He was arrested during an operation carried out by elements of the Mexican Army and the National Guard.

The Mexican justice system accused him of being in charge of acquiring weapons in large quantities and coordinating violent actions against antagonistic groups. In addition to logistics, money laundering and organizing violent offensives against antagonistic groups of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation.

Identified as a financial operator of the cartel

Identified as financial operator of the cartel
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The US Treasury Department designated El Mencho’s brother as the head of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation. Oseguera is identified as a financial operator of the cartel that his brother heads and is accused of working directly under the orders of ‘El Mencho.’

On the other hand, in addition to being identified as the leader of the cartel’s money laundering, he is a key player in positioning the Jalisco New Generation around the world, thanks to organized international drug trafficking.

The United States has offered 10 million dollars for the capture of ‘El Mencho’

The United States has offered 10 million dollars for the capture of 'El Mencho'
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In December 2015, he had already been arrested in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, when he impersonated Joel Mora Garibay to avoid arrest. In 2001 he served a sentence in Mississippi, United States, for damage to the property of others.

Records from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons indicate that Antonio Oseguera was held in a U.S. prison until July 18, 2008. For its part, the United States has offered a reward of 10 million dollars for the capture of ‘El Mencho.’