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Ovidio Limon- Sanchez (Captured)

DOB: October 16, 1962
POB: Mexico
HEIGHT: 6’2”
WEIGHT: 230 pounds

OVIDIO LIMON-SANCHEZ was aligned with Joaquin Guzman-Loera, alias “El Chapo,” and a member of the Sinaloa Cartel. The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most prolific and violent drug trafficking organizations operating in Mexico and is responsible for importing and distributing hundreds of tons of cocaine into the United States within the last two decades. Limon-Sanchez operates from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Limon-Sanchez organizes, manages, and distributes multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Mexico into his distribution hubs located in southern California; from there his drug trafficking organization distributes cocaine throughout the United States. The Limon-Sanchez trafficking organization is also responsible for transporting millions of dollars of drug proceeds in bulk currency from the United States into Mexico.

LIMON-SANCHEZ is indicted out of the Central District of California in 2009. A provisional warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested in a Government of Mexico operation in November 2011.

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