Monday, May 14, 2018

Guatemalan drug kingpin Waldemar Lorenzana-Cordon sentenced to life

Waldemar Lorenzana-Cordon, 53, was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted on one count of conspiring to unlawfully distribute cocaine for illegal importation into the United States.
Lorenzana-Cordon and his brother Eliu Lorenzana-Cordon, who was also sentenced to life in prison in February, were accused of storing multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Colombia at their facilities in Zacapa, Guatemala, between 1996 and 2009.

The brothers used various methods such as go-fast boats, non-commercial light aircraft and vehicles with hidden compartments to transport the drugs through Mexico and into the United States. They were closely tied to the Sinaloa Cartel.