ATLANTA – The American-Mexican drug kingpin Édgar Valdez Villareal is in the US sentenced to 49 years and one month in prison. The judge in Atlanta considered ’La Barbie’, such as the 44-year-old suspect because of his blonde hair and blue eyes is called, guilty of large-scale cocaine trafficking and the laundering of huge amounts.
Edgar Valdez Villareal aka ’La Barbie’.
Valdez Villareal, who was also a fine was of some 160 million euro, the rest of his life behind bars, said public prosecutor, Byung Jin Pak after the judgment. Other kartelleiders now know what awaits them in this kind of offences.
The accused was born in the USA but made as a criminal career in Mexico. Although he is with several unions worked together, it stands as one of the leaders of the Beltrán-Leyva cartel. La Barbie was in 2010 arrested and in 2015 delivered. He had good contacts with the Sinaloa boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and is a potential witness in his trial. That starts in september in New York.
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