Los Cuinis' Gerardo "Lalo" Gonzalez-Valencia Pleaded Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking in the US
Gonzalez-Valencia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, knowing and intending that it would be imported into the United States.
Gerardo Gonzalez-Valencia, also known as "Lalo," has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking in the United States. According to court documents, between 2003 and April 2016, Gonzalez-Valencia was one of the leaders of Los Cuinis, an international drug trafficking organization responsible for importing large quantities of cocaine from South America to Mexico, and elsewhere into the United States.
In April 2016, Uruguayan authorities arrested Gonzalez-Valencia at the request of the United States. He was extradited from Uruguay to the United States in May 2020. Gerardo González Valencia had been sentenced to prison by a court in Uruguay for laundering $10 million before being extradited.
"Lalo" Gonzalez-Valencia is the brother of Los Cuinis leaders Abigael Gonzalez-Valencia and Jose Gonzalez-Valencia, and the brother-in-law of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, "El Mencho," the leader of CJNG. Jose Gonzalez-Valencia pleaded guilty to international cocaine trafficking in the District of Columbia earlier this month after being extradited in 2021.