“Char” for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

MAY 28, 2024

Nestor Isidro Perez Salas, el Nini, the alleged security chief of the Chapitos, was accused of murdering an informant infiltrated into the Sinaloa Cartel by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2023 in retaliation for collaborating in criminal cases against him.
“According to court documents, Perez Salas, from at least 2012 through February 2021, allegedly conspired to distribute and manufacture cocaine and methamphetamine for illegal importation into the United States, used a firearm in furtherance of the alleged drug trafficking crime, and killed, attempted to kill, threatened, and caused bodily injury to another person to intimidate a government witness and informant,” a statement reads.
According to the indictment filed in December 2023, but made public on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice charges Nini with a total of 10 criminal counts, ranging from trafficking fentanyl to murdering the confidential informant weeks before he was captured on Nov. 22, 2023.
Perez Salas is charged in the District of Columbia with conspiracy to import cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison; using, carrying and possessing machine guns and destructive devices in connection with the cocaine and methamphetamine conspiracy, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; and conspiracy to obstruct justice by retaliating against a witness and an informant by murder, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of life imprisonment.