Counterfeit thousand-peso bills with the image of Ismael El Mayo Zambada were disseminated by various national media.
In the image, you can see the face of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel with a cap and next to him the bells of Dolores.
The tickets indicate the media as Proceso, presumably circulate in Sinaloa, even though so far in this city it has not been reported that they exist.
The worthless paper money supposedly began to circulate in Sinaloa, after the United States increased the reward to 15 million dollars for those who provide information to find the whereabouts of Mayo Zambada.
In October last year, Riódoce publicized that 200-peso bills with the initials of Joaquín Guzmán Loera circulated in Culiacán.
Unlike those that have the face of Mayo printed on them, those that included the message “From his friend JGL” in indelible ink, if they have value.
Banknotes with the initials of ‘Chapo’ circulate in Culiacán
While Joaquín Guzmán Loera, El Chapo, is imprisoned in a maximum-security prison in the United States, serving a life sentence, in Culiacán bills with initials that match those of his name circulate.
“FROM YOUR FRIEND JGL” reads on the back of a 200 peso bill that was issued last Sunday, September 27 at an ATM located in front of Soriana Zapata, in this city.
The message ink is red and indelible.
These banknotes are the most recent design issued by the Bank of Mexico in September 2019, that is, two months after the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years for the crimes of leading a continuous criminal enterprise. conspiring to commit murder and smuggling marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin into the United States.
The seal of the initials that coincide with the name of Joaquín Guzmán Loera were placed on the green bill, on the golden eagle and the sahuaro, in addition to the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, located in Sonora and declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
On the obverse are printed the images of Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos, figures of Independence.
Except for the stamp with the initials of Chapo, the bill does not present any damage, so according to personnel from the Banamex bank and Oxxo stores consulted, it is valid and can be used for any purchase or payment.
After Guzmán Loera was captured and extradited to the United States, his children along with Ismael el Mayo Zambada were left in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel.