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U.S. Actions Targeting Transnational Criminals for Illicit Fentanyl Activity – United States Department of State


In the campaign of violence currently being waged by the Sinaloa Cartel and other traffickers for territory in Ciudad Juarez, Juan Pablo Lozano, a/k/a “Camaron,” is a major procurer of weapons for the Cartel, its sicarios, and Cartel-aligned groups.  He regularly crosses from the U.S. to Mexico with firearms, including machineguns, often with large firearms hidden on his person.  Some of the larger caliber machineguns and grenades smuggled and supplied by Pablo Lozano have been routed for the Cartel’s use in Sinaloa, while some of the smaller caliber pistols smuggled and supplied by Lozano have been routed into the Ciudad Juarez jails for use by imprisoned Cartel sicarios.

As an example of how the Sinaloa Cartel imports its fentanyl into the U.S., approximately August 2021, near El Paso, Texas, a high-ranking member of a Chapitos-aligned gang from Ciudad Juarez introduced a corrupt border official and Chapitos co-conspirator (“CC-2”) to Juan Pablo Lozano.  Over the ensuing approximately 12 months, CC-2facilitated Pablo Lozano’s trafficking by permitting Lozano to cross into and out of the U.S. allowing him to smuggle fentanyl pills through the port of entry with “mules.”

On April 4, 2023, a federal grand jury sitting in the Southern District of New York returned an indictment against Juan Pablo Lozano and others charging them with engaging in a Fentanyl Importation Conspiracy, Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy, Possession of Machineguns & Destructive Devices, Conspiracy to Possess Machineguns & Destructive Devices, and Money Laundering Conspiracy.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $1 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Juan Pablo Lozano.

If you have information, please contact the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via email at  If you are located outside of the U.S., you may also visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If in the U.S., you can 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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