Gerardo González Valencia Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking in US Court
Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia, the brother-in-law of the CJNG commander and previous boss of the Los Cuinis cartel, pleaded guilty to international cocaine trafficking.
Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia, brother-in-law of the leader of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and former leader of the Los Cuinis cartel, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit international cocaine trafficking in a US court. He was arrested in Uruguay in 2016 and extradited to the US in 2020 and faces a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on April 6, 2023.
Los Cuinis is an international drug trafficking organization closely connected to CJNG and known for importing large quantities of cocaine into the US. The organization is considered the financial arm of CJNG and together they are one of the largest and most violent drug cartels.