Mexico City.- Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla “El Vicentillo” was denied freedom by a court in Illinois, United States, who had requested it by means of a motion.
The son of Ismael ” El Mayo “ Zambada García had argued through his defense that he was in danger from the Covid-19 pandemic, for which he had requested that the reduction in a sentence be transferred into an immediate release.
The United States authorities indicated that no extraordinary and convincing reasons were established to justify their request.
Zambada Niebla was captured in March 2009 and in 2019 he was sentenced to 15 years in Illinois federal court.
In February 2010, he was extradited to the United States, where he eventually made a deal for a favorable sentence, witness protection for information. He testified against El Chapo whom he kept referring to as “My compa Chapo”.
The son of “El Mayo Zambada” is expected to serve his sentence until 2024, the year in which he could be released.