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Aureliano Guzmán-Loera Reward Poster (Accessible – English) [208 KB]
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WANTED: AURELIANO GUZMÁN-LOERA REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION

NAME: Aureliano Guzmán-Loera
ALIASES: El Guano
DOB: July 20,1945; October 20,1946; June 16 (Year unknown)
POB: Sinaloa, Mexico
NATIONALITY: Mexican
CITIZENSHIP: Mexico
HEIGHT: Unknown
WEIGHT: Unknown
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown

Aureliano Guzmán-Loera is a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel and the brother of former Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzmán-Loera. Under the umbrella of the Sinaloa Cartel, Aureliano Guzman’s drug trafficking organization (DTO) controls drug smuggling routes from Sinaloa, Mexico, through Sonora, Mexico, and into the United States. 

The Aureliano Guzman-Loera DTO can be classified as a poly-drug organization responsible for growing, cultivating, producing, manufacturing, and transporting poppy, marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel. 

The Aureliano Guzman-Loera DTO’s main source of income is derived from the significant cultivation of marijuana and poppy fields in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range of Sinaloa, Mexico. While the Aureliano Guzman-Loera DTO is based out of La Tuna, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico, the organization operates drug grow operations and drug production facilities throughout various locations within what is referred to as Mexico’s “Golden Triangle” which is known for Sinaloa Cartel sanctioned, large-scale commercial drug cultivation operations. 

On November 13, 2019, a federal grand jury in the District of Arizona returned a Superseding Indictment against Aureliano Guzmán-Loera, charging him with four counts related to an international conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, in violation of federal law. On February 19, 2020, a federal grand jury in the District of Arizona returned a separate Superseding Indictment against Aureliano Guzmán-Loera, charging him with an additional two counts related to the international distribution of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. 

Based on the above, 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 Aureliano Guzmán-Loera. 

If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate or CONTACT HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS (HSI) AT +1-520-335-7315 

OR VIA E-MAIL at Guano-tips@dhs.ice.gov. If in the United States, please contact the local HSI office nearest your city. 

ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 

Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards. 

 

U.S. Department of State

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