El Chapo Allegedly Killed Cartel Boss' Brother Over A Handshake Insult

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial has begun with witness testimonies, one in all which is Jesus “El Rey” Zambada who was related to the defendant’s Sinaloa cartel. The man defined to the courtroom how a turf battle between Sinaloa and Juarez enterprises was initiated by a handshake, or fairly, 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 command 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 yr, prompting a serious fallout between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. The two teams had beforehand fashioned an alliance. Guzman’s youthful brother, Arturo Guzman Loera, was killed that very same yr as commanded by Vicente Carillo. A full-on struggle between the 2 cartels was initiated from then.