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WANTED: AUDIAS FLORES-SILVA

NAME: Audias Flores-Silva
ALIASES: Gabriel Raigosa Plascencia,
“Jardinero,” “Comandante,” “El Bravo 2,”
“Audi,” and “Mata Jefes”
DOB: November 19, 1980
POB: Michoacan, Mexico
NATIONALITY: Mexican
CITIZENSHIP: Mexican
HEIGHT: 5’4”
WEIGHT: 190 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown

Audias Flores-Silva is one of the alleged leaders of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent Transnational Criminal Organization operating in Mexico.  The CJNG is assessed to be the most violent drug trafficking organization (DTO) currently operating in Mexico and has the highest cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine trafficking capacity.  Flores-Silva is very closely aligned with the leader of the CJNG, Nemesio Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes, alias “El Mencho,” who is also a designated target of the State Department Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) with a reward offer of up to $10 million.   

DEA and HSI’s investigation of Flores-Silva revealed that Flores-Silva controls several methamphetamine laboratories in the central region of Jalisco and in southern Zacatecas.  In controlling the movement of illegal drugs for importation to the United States, Flores-Silva oversees the operation of several airplanes and clandestine airstrips for illicit use.  In addition, Flores-Silva controls tractor-trailer trucks for transporting cocaine from Central America to Mexico, as well as passenger vehicles to transport various illicit narcotics from Mexico to CJNG’s U.S. distribution cells in California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, and Virginia.   

Flores-Silva was charged in a federal indictment returned on August 13, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  The indictment charges Flores-Silva with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and one kilogram or more of heroin for importation into the United States, as well as carrying, using, and possessing a firearm in relation to a drug offense. 

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 Audias Flores-Silva, a/k/a “Jardinero.”   

If you have information, please contact the DEA at +1-213-237-9990, which can accept messages from the social messaging applications, by email at MENCHOTIPS@usdoj.gov.  If you are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Homeland Security Investigations office in your city.  

ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.   

Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards. 

TIPS:  +1-213-237-9990      EmailMENCHOTIPS@usdoj.gov    

U.S. Department of State

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