Jesus Gonzalez Penuelas

NAME: Jesus Gonzalez Penuelas
ALIASES:  Chuy Gonzalez
DOB: November 10, 1969
POB:  Batamote, Sinaloa, Mexico

CITIZENSHIP: Mexico/United States (Dual)
HEIGHT: Between 5’10” and 6’2”
WEIGHT: Between 190 and 220 pounds

Jesus Gonzalez Penuelas, a/k/a Chuy Gonzalez has been the leader of an independent methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin production and distribution organization since at least 2007.  He oversees multiple heroin processing laboratories in Sinaloa, Mexico.  In addition, the Gonzalez Penuelas drug trafficking organization is responsible for transporting and selling cocaine and M-30s (fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone). 

Gonzalez has been indicted on international narcotics charges on several occasions, in both the District of Colorado and the Southern District of California.  Most recently, Gonzalez was indicted on February 21, 2018, by a federal Grand Jury in the District of Colorado, charging him and two co-defendants with  one count of manufacturing and distributing more than one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine for importation into the United States;  six counts of unlawfully manufacturing, possessing with the intent to distribute, or distribution of heroin,  and two counts of unlawfully manufacturing, possessing with the intent to distribute, or distribution of cocaine, having reasonable cause to believe that the cocaine would be unlawfully imported into the United States.  

On May 12, 2021, Gonzalez was designated by the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as a significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Jesus Gonzalez Penuelas, a/k/a “Chuy Gonzalez”.

If you have information, please contact the DEA at +1-720-355-0168 (phone/text/WhatsApp) or by email at  If you are located outside of the United States, you may also contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local DEA office in your city. 


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

U.S. Department of State

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