WASHINGTON – The FBI Washington Field Office, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program, announced Wednesday Sept. 27 a reward of up to $5 million USD for information leading directly to the arrest and/or conviction of Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, also known as “Chapo Isidro.” Meza-Flores has been charged in a federal indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on narcotics and firearm violations of Title 21, U.S.C. Sections 959, 960, 963 and Title 18 U.S.C. Section 924.
Meza-Flores is the alleged leader of the Meza-Flores Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO), a major drug trafficking organization based in Sinaloa, Mexico. Meza-Flores was previously a high-ranking leader of the Beltran-Leyva TCO. Meza-Flores was considered to be the “right hand man” of Alfredo Beltran-Leyva prior to Beltran-Leyva’s arrest in 2008.
The Meza-Flores TCO is allegedly responsible for the possession, distribution, and importation of large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana into the U.S., and has predominately controlled drug distribution in parts of Sinaloa, southern Sonora, and Nayarit, Mexico.
Anyone with information concerning Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores should contact the FBI’s Washington Field Office at 202-278-2000 and press option 4, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov
Tips can remain confidential. Additional information regarding Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, is available on the FBI’s website at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cei/fausto-isidro-meza-flores or on the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program website at https://www.state.gov/j/inl/narc/rewards/274440.htm.
Press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on September 27, 2017.
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