Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Chicago, IL, and for the last year been cooperating with federal authorities as reported by WLS:
Zambada-Niebla, 39, is a codefendant with the recently arrested Sinaloa leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera and Zambada-Niebla's father Ismael Zambada-Garcia, the current leader of the Sinaloa Cartel according to his son's plea. Zambada-Garcia is a fugitive believed to be in Mexico, according to the government.
No word on whether Zambada-Niebla is giving up all the corrupt officials on the U.S. side of the border who enable the drug trade.
The Sinaloa cartel supplies 80 percent of illicit drugs to Chicagoland which serves as the midwest hub for distribution operations, and as many as 100,000 gangbangers are under its proverbial thumb.
One imprisoned narco who worked for the Sinaloa cartel says Chicago is a "time bomb" as reported by Doug Longhini for CBS News.
Few expect El Chapo's recent capture to have any impact on product supply to the United States.