Former top aide to El Chapo known as ‘The Engineer’ pleads guilty to drug charges

Streaming HUBJanuary 24, 2023

A former senior lieutenant of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán pleaded guilty Friday to trafficking more than 150 kilograms of cocaine and more than 30 kilograms of heroin.

Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, 51, could face at least 10 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced on July 7.

Felipe Cabrera Sarabia after his arrest by Mexican police.

Felipe Cabrera Sarabia after his arrest by Mexican police.
(Reuters/Bernardo Montoya)

Sarabia, known as “The Engineer”, allegedly ran operations for the multi-billion dollar Sinaloa drug cartel before he was arrested in 2015.

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Sarabia’s guilty plea comes after Guzmán was sentenced to life in prison in 2019 for a 25-year reign as head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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Guzmán’s son, Ovidio Guzmán, was arrested by Mexican police earlier this month in the Mexican city of Culiacan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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