The FBI Washington Field Office, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program, today announced a reward of up to $5 million 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.
“El Chapo Isidro”, “Chapo Isidro”, “Chapito Isidro”
|Date(s) of Birth Used||June 19, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Mexico|
Meza-Flores is believed to be living in Mexico.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT RISK
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.
On May 2, 2012, a federal indictment was issued for Meza-Flores in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after he was charged with:
- Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms or More of Cocaine
- Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine
- One Kilogram or More of Heroin
- One Thousand Kilograms or More of Marijuana for Importation into the United States, and
- Use of a Firearm
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 or on the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program website.