If there is something that characterizes drug trafficking, it is the influence it has on various sectors of the population. It not only causes insecurity, deaths and wars with the federal authorities, it also originates rumors that link recognized people in the country and the world.
Singers, actors and even models, the names are various and have been sounding for decades, a situation that has not changed over time, since every day drug lords grow stronger and enter more areas of daily life in Mexico.
In this way, directly or indirectly, celebrities have become involved in drug trafficking networks, which has caused them various scandals, persecutions, searches by governments and even death.
Although some of these personalities never confirmed these links, the open secrets, as well as some evidence, created and strengthened the stories that gradually became recognized.
One of the most notorious cases was that of “El Gallo de Oro”. Killed 15 years ago, on November 25, after finishing a presentation in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Around 70 shell casings were found at the site. The versions indicated that his death was due to he sang twice his famous song “To my enemies”, which supposedly speaks of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, despite the warnings he had to avoid his death.
Some speculate that the trigger was pulled by rivals, The Zetas, since Elizalde’s fateful show took place in the territory of the Gulf Cartel and the singer decided to open and his presentation with that song.
The former vocalist of the band K-Paz de la Sierra also had a tragic end, allegedly at the hands of organized crime. Exactly 14 years ago, on the first of December, a concert ended at the Morelos Stadium, located in Morelia, Michoacán, despite having received death threats for not making the presentation.
After leaving the place, Sergio, his teammates, and his team, divided into three trucks. A convoy of men with long weapons went hunting for the vehicles until they found Gomez’s to “lift” it.
At noon on Monday, December 3, the tragedy was consummated. The remains of Sergio Gómez were found, with signs of torture, in an area near Chiquimitío, 10 kilometers northeast of Morelia.
The death of “La Diva de la banda” was also involved in controversy due to the alleged interference of the drug trafficker. One of the versions that took the most force on the mobile arose from the statements made by Édgar Valdez Villarreal, “La Barbie”, who allegedly claimed death, stating that he ordered it at the request of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
“There was a meeting before that day. ‘El Chapo’ spoke to me on the phone and He told me that Jenni was forbidden to play in Monterrey, because the Zetas were very hard, that we should be very careful with that. Right there he ordered that, whoever was going to play there of our friends, had to be killed because that put everyone’s safety at risk, ”said the drug trafficker who had been detained since 2010.
It was four years ago when the US Department of the Treasury pointed him out for his alleged participation in illicit money laundering businesses, so his career has been severely affected, because while the investigation process continues to determine his alleged relationship with a drug trafficker nicknamed “El tío”, the singer from La Concordia, Chiapas, cannot make presentations in the country of norte or broadcast their music in any space.
The productions of the famous Mexican regional singer continue to be restricted on music platforms and on social networks, but the interpreter does not lose hope that this situation will be solved soon and that justice will rule his innocence in the case where he is linked to drug trafficking.
The Mexican actress was directly linked to “El Chapo” Guzmán, and not because of rumors, but rather after he an interview that he conducted was released, face to face, alongside actor, producer and journalist Sean Penn in 2015.
After all this series of events took place, the interpreter of Teresa Mendoza in the telenovela The Queen of the South suffered persecution by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) and could not set foot on Mexican soil for three years due to the investigation that was opened against him during the PRI administration.
It should be remembered that the relationship between the actress and the drug trafficker arose from a tweet where she wrote: “Today I believe more in El Chapo Guzmán than in governments that hide truths from me”. In that publication, he even requested one thing from the drug trafficker, “Mr. Chapo, wouldn’t it be great if you started dealing with the good guys? Let’s traffic with love”.
The winner of “La Casa de los Famosos” was linked to one of the key members of the cartel the Beltrán Leyva brothers: Gerardo Álvarez Vázquez alias “El Indio”. A protected witness assured at the time that the drug trafficker and the former Miss Universe They had had a romantic relationship, which led to versions that the daughter of the now actress was the product of her affair with him.
He also detailed that The christening of the minor was attended by various drug lords like Arturo Beltrán Leyva “The chief of bosses”, his brother Héctor Beltrán, as well as “La Barbie”. At the time, during 2010, Machado did not deny the version. It was until 2016, when the Kate del Castillo scandal was lived, when he denied any accusation.
“A government resolution is going to come out where it will be made clear once and for all that I have never, in my life, had a nexus of any kind, neither having nor having (with the narco)So that is something that makes me very happy and what is being worked on, soon ”, he highlighted.
Another beauty queen who also stood out among the names of celebrities close to the drug lords was Miss Sinaloa, who also was baptized as Miss Narco by the journalist Javier Valdés who wrote his reign in a book with the same name as the nickname.
In 2009, Zúñiga was arrested by the Zapopan police in Jalisco along with her boyfriend. Ángel Orlando García Urquiza and six hitmen from the Juarez Cartel. Authorities found and seized rifles, handguns, cell phones and USD 100,000 in cash.
Subsequent investigations by the defunct Attorney General’s Office revealed that García Urquiza was one of the commanders of this criminal cell in Navolato, Sinaloa. In addition, the queen of beauty declared that the trip in which she was apprehended was being made to go shopping in Bolivia and Colombia, that is why she had so much money.
The famous host of the show Today was linked in a romantic relationship with Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the drug cartel who bears his surnames. Nevertheless, in the middle of tears, explained that she is tired of the media, some entertainment journalists and the general public they are attacking her constantly.
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