Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial has begun with witness testimonies, one among which is Jesus “El Rey” Zambada who was related to the defendant’s Sinaloa cartel. The man defined to the court docket how a turf battle between Sinaloa and Juarez enterprises was initiated by a handshake, or somewhat, the shortage of 1.
According to the witness, the drug lord attended a gathering with Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes in 2004. Fuentes’ brother, Vicente Carrillo, Fuentes was in control of the Juarez cartel on the time.
An infuriated Guzman is claimed to have expressed his sick will stemming from this expertise to his right-hand man, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, who occurs to be the witness’ brother. Jesus Zambada recalled his sibling alerting him of the state of affairs:
Fuentes was killed later that 12 months, prompting a serious fallout between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. The two teams had beforehand shaped an alliance. Guzman’s youthful brother, Arturo Guzman Loera, was killed that very same 12 months as commanded by Vicente Carillo. A full-on struggle between the 2 cartels was initiated from then.