García Luna Case: Why did the United States free the Mexican kingpin Óscar ‘El Lobo’ Valencia?

The United States released Óscar Nava Valencia, alias ‘El Lobo’, according to the record of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (CBP), He was released on Monday, November 27.

‘El Lobo’ was released from prison just a few months after testifying during the trial of Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Public Security.

As part of his statements, Nava Valencia stated that it paid 10 million dollars to García Luna to bribe him in exchange for protection and information from his rivals.

‘El Lobo’ Valencia also identified himself as a member and leader of the Millennium cartel, and also assured that he met with the former official on two occasions.

The drug trafficker had been sentenced to 13 years in prison in the United States for cocaine trafficking and it was expected that he would regain freedom in March 2025, which is why a possible negotiation is presumed in exchange for having been a witness in the trial of Genaro García Luna.

Who is Óscar Nava ‘El Lobo’ Valencia?

Óscar Nava Valencia was part of the Millennium Cartel, which worked in alliance with the Sinaloa Cartel, and its area of ​​operations was the borders of Jalisco with Michoacán.

Was arrested in October 2009 by elements of the Mexican Armyafter a confrontation, in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

When relations were broken between Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada with the Beltrán Leyva brothers, ‘Los Valencia’ maintained the alliance with the original faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, which led to a fight with the Beltrán Leyva.

‘Los Valencia’ controlled the planting and harvesting of drugs in the limits of Jalisco and Michoacán, also had a drug distribution network to the United States.

Óscar Nava Valencia together with his brother Juan ‘El Tigre’ Nava Valencia were in charge of planning and transporting cocaine shipments from South America.