March 1, 2020 — The son and daughter of The FBI Most Wanted Mexican drug lord Nemesio (El Mencho) Oseguera Cervantes are both in American custody. His son, Ruben (El Menchito) Oseguera Gonzales, 30, was extradited to the United States last month to face narcotics and racketeering charges. His daughter Jessica (La Negra) Oseguera Gonzales was arrested on five counts of a drug trafficking conspiracy last week in Washington D.C. while trying to visit her younger brother in jail.

Federal authorities allege the 33-year old La Negra was giving financial support to a series of legitimate businesses in Mexico, including a pair of sushi restaurants and a tequila company, that her father’s organization uses to funnel drug proceeds through. The DEA estimates that at least one-third of the cocaine, heroin and meth flowing into the U.S. stem from El Mencho’s purview.

El Mencho, 53, is the founder and leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (alternatively known as “CJNW” or just “New Generation”). He spent his formative criminal years in Northern California. His offspring have each pleaded not guilty to the charges pending against them.

The FBI is offering a $10,000,000 reward for El Mencho’s capture. He’s considered the most wanted Narcos boss in the world today. Beginning his career in the international drug world in the now-defunct Milenio Cartel working as an enforcer under the Valencia brothers, who headed the group.

In his capacity as a lieutenant of the Valencias, El Mencho was a liaison to his predecessor as the globe’s most notorious drug kingpin Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman and Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, being in charge of purchasing and distributing Sinaloa Cartel cocaine in Guadalajara on behalf of the Valencias. When the Milenio Cartel fell apart at the start of the 2010s, El Mencho planting his New Generation flag, moving his base of operations from Guadalajara to Jalisco.

El Chapo is serving a life sentence in a U.S. federal prison after his capture in 2016 following more than a decade on the run and several daring escapes from Mexican detainment centers. He was convicted on a multitude of federal offenses at a highly publicized trial in New York last year.

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