Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat translated From Zeta Oct 21, 2016
By Carlos Alvarez
Juan Manuel Munoz Luevano, alias “El Mono”, alleged European link of Los Zetas, kept documents at his home in Madrid, Spain that revealed he had transferred 2100 of kilos of cocaine and $75 million dollars, in an operation that lasted only six days between February 11 and 17, 2012.
The Spanish daily newspaper, El Pais, reported that on two computers which were seized at the home of “El Mono” contained several Excel folders detailing $59 million dollar cash deliveries packed in travel bags, suitcases, and even cardboard boxes, which were shipped to the heads of the cartel organization at various hotels in Mexico City.
According to the accounts, to which the Spanish newspaper had exclusive rights to, the time period referred to was between 2012 and 2013, detailing the entry of cocaine into Europe, the price paid per kilo, between 32,000 and 34,000 Euros, its conversion to US Dollars and the gradual delivery of money collected by Los Zetas in Mexico.
The majority of the money sent from Europe was delivered to Mexico City hotels including The Regent, the Marquis Reforma Camino Real Polanca, and establishments of the local Fiesta America chain. Additional deliveries were made in parking lots of Supermarket Soriana and auto dealerships near the central commercial district of Antara Fashion Hall in Polanco.
In many cases, the recipients of the deliveries were: “Bebe”, “Pedro”, “Rich”, “Juan”, “Rafa”, and Tony”. It is believed, according to El Pais, that “Bebe” is Cuitlahuac Juan Martinez Hernandez and “Tony” is Ricardo Fuyivara Romero, both arrested in July 2012 in Mexico.
There is an accounting of an “accidental loss” of $900,000 as a result of the arrest of Fuyivara Romero.
That amount corresponds to the amount seized in a suitcase by Mexican Police during the arrest of the drug trafficker, says El Pais.
The Spanish Police say there was close relationship between “El Mono”and “Los Gallos”: Jose Antonio Guzman Retas, alias “El Gallo” and his son Jose Antonio Guzman Inzunza, alias “El Gallito”.
“Los Gallos” together with Said Rbib, alias “Hermano” are a fundamental piece in the organization of “El Mono” because they are responsible for providing cocaine to buyers and distributors in Europe, along with providing terminals and secure communication systems to its various members, says the newspaper quoting a police report.
They also noted that The Netherlands is a “key country” in the distribution of drugs for Los Zetas Cartel in Europe, as “El Mono” met with “El Gallo” at the Marriot Hotel in Amsterdam in July of 2012.
These dates coincide with the transfer of monies to Mexico from the sales of the 2100 kilos of cocaine.