The MFJP (Mexican Federal Judicial Police) is an extremely important
piece of the drug traffickers' overall plan to move their loads of drugs
through Mexico and into the United States. In fact, drug traffickers operating
in the Baja California Norte, Mexico, region have stated that they were afraid
to move their drugs through Mexico without having secured MFJP protection. The
MFJP has had an amicable relationship with Amado CARILLO Fuentes for many
years. This could stem from the power given to Amado CARILLO Fuentes from his
uncle, Ernesto FONSECA-CARILLO. Whatever the reason, Amado CARILLO Fuentes is
extremely well connected within the MFJP. Reporting in March 1993 indicates
that Amado CARILLO Fuentes possesses MFJP Jefe de Grupo credentials for the
special investigations section and has a gold colored MFJP badge.
Ex-MFJP Subdirector Guillermo GONZALEZ-Calderoni had a long and profitable
relationship with Amado CARILLO Fuentes. In the mid-1980s while Amado CARILLO
Fuentes was building up strength in his drug trafficking, he reportedly paid
GONZALEZ-Calderoni $1 million to assassinate Pablo ACOSTA-Villarreal.
ACOSTA-Villarreal at the time controlled the Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico,
"Plaza." As soon as ACOSTA-Villarreal was removed, Amado CARILLO Fuentes
assumed uncontested control of the Ojinaga Plaza. In 1991, MALDONADO-Gastelum,
a chief lieutenant for Amado CARILLO Fuentes, met with GONZALEZ-Calderoni in a
residence near Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. It is unknown what details were
discussed in that meeting. GONZALEZ-Calderoni remained an associate of Amado
CARILLO Fuentes until he quit the MFJP in late 1992 and left Mexico because of
indictments being filed against him for drug violations.
Lucindo CARILLO, cousin of Amado CARILLO Fuentes, was the Jefe de Grupo for
the MFJP in Agua Prieta, Sonora. He assisted Amado CARILLO Fuentes by securing
his loads passing through Agua Prieta. Amado CARILLO Fuentes would also send
prospective personnel to Lucindo to be interviewed for possible employment in
the organization. In January 1993, Amado CARILLO Fuentes flew into Agua Prieta
and met with Licenciado A Heriberto VELASQUEZ, Lucindo, and MFJP agent, Carlos
LUGO. The meeting took place in the law office of VELASQUEZ, but the issues
discussed were not known.
Luis Manuel PALOFAX-Juarez, the former MFJP Commandant in Agua Prieta has been
documented as an associate of Amado CARILLO Fuentes. During the last week of
February 1993, PALOFAX-Juarez met with Amado CARILLO Fuentes and discussed the
transporting of drugs through the port of entry at Agua Prieta. At the time
PALOFAX-Juarez was receiving inquiries from his superiors in Mexico City about
the lack of cocaine being seized in his area. He reached an agreement with
Amado CARILLO Fuentes and told him that he could tranship marijuana instead
through the area because it was not perceived as serious as cocaine.
PALOFAX-Juarez and Lucindo CARILLO were relieved of their posts and reassigned
to Navojoa, Sonora, shortly after February 1993.
(From Secret DEA summary of the cartels and their link to Gonzales Calderoni.)
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