WANTED: JUAN JOSE ESPARRAGOZA-MORENO
NAME: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno
ALIASES: Juan Jose Esparragoza-Martinez, Jose Luis Esparragosa, Juan Esparragosa-Ualino, Juan Jose Esparragoza-Italino, Arturo Beltran, Raul Gonzalez, Juan Robles, Juan Robledo, “El Azul”
DOB: February 3, 1949
POB: Chuicopa, Sinaloa, Mexico
WEIGHT: 200 pounds
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown
Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno is one of Mexico’s most wanted criminals and allegedly the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug trafficking organization (DTO). In the 1970’s, Esparragoza-Moreno allegedly founded the Guadalajara Cartel DTO with other Mexican drug kingpins. After the kidnapping, torture, and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena, Esparragoza-Moreno was arrested and imprisoned for drug trafficking charges and his alleged participation in the murder of Special Agent Camarena. After Esparragoza-Moreno’s release from prison, he allegedly joined forces with the Juarez Cartel DTO and worked as the operational chief and later became the second-in-command, behind Amado Carrillo Fuentes.
Esparragoza-Moreno is wanted for conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and importation of a controlled substance. On June 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Treasury froze the assets of Esparragoza-Moreno’s family members, which consisted of several gas stations, a shopping center, a housing company, and other businesses, under the White House Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.
The United States Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Juan Jose Esparragoza-Moreno.
If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in your city. Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.
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