'El Mayo' Zambada: What countries are looking for him and what is the reward for information about his whereabouts?

The United States has been insisting to Mexico that drug cartels sell fentanyl to its citizens. The discussion has become 'international', involving countries like China. In response, our Government for some time denied the accusations.

However, a few months ago, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, finally admitted that fentanyl is trafficked, for example, by the Sinaloa Cartel, organization led by Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada.

In February 2024, the United States Department of Justice filed a fifth accusation formal against this Mexican drug trafficker. Authorities say he conspires to manufacture and distribute substances containing fentanyl.

Zambada García, 76 years old, and who is considered the successor of Joaquin 'El Chapo Guzmán', had previously been accused of running a criminal enterprise, as well as conspiracy to commit murder, money laundering, manufacturing and distributing cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl, in addition to other drug-related crimes.

This boss is wanted in at least two countries and rewards are given for sharing information about their whereabouts.

What are the countries looking for 'El Mayo' Zambada?

In April 2024, Ecuador published in its list of military objectives of terrorist groups, who are looking for Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada.

Names and photos of the main leaders of transnational organized crime groups were disseminated, whose illicit activity, mainly linked to drug trafficking, has an impact on Ecuadorian territory.

Ecuador confirmed the connection that exists between the production of cocaine in Colombia with the Mexican cartels that are in charge of sending it to the United States. The Ecuadorian Government did not detail whether there is any reward.

The second 'great hunter' of 'El Mayo' is USA. In 2007, The United States Department of State included him on its most wanted list, where 5 million dollars were given. As of September 2021, The reward for 'El Mayo' is 15 million dollars.