Even before being arrested in the United States, and after a brief return to Mexico, Jessica Johanna Oseguera González, daughter of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, one of the most sought after in the world, led a relatively quiet life in a small Californian community.
“La Negra”, as the elder offspring of the leader and founder of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), one of the most powerful and feared criminal organizations on the continent, was also known, I had registered an address since April 2015 in San Jacinto, which appears on your driver’s license, and to which you had access Univision.
The woman, according to the television station, lived in this “quiet Californian neighborhood” with her two children. San Jacinto, in the mountainous area of southern California, it is located about 122 kilometers east of Los Angeles and about 142 kilometers north of Tijuana, in Mexico. The place is discreet and an ideal place to go unnoticed. Its population, according to the last census, was just over 34,000 inhabitants.
The place It is a typical American town and is located on the slopes of the Mount that gives it its name. Bordering with the place, too, is the Valle Diamante River and the Soboba Reserve, where ethnic groups of the Cahuilla and Luiseño tribe live, as well as some members of the Ajachmem, Cupeño, Serraño and Chemehuevi groups, among others.
In that place, a two-story house that lacked the excess of luxury and extravagance that members or families of organized crime usually occupy, the woman was visited by agents of the US Drug Control Administration (DEA).
The anti-drug authorities of that country had followed her since 2015, since, both in the United States and in Mexico and in other countries, Oseguera González allegedly participated in transactions or businesses in goods or interests in goods through its Onze Black tequila, “To materially help or provide support for international narcotics trafficking activities of the narcotics trafficking organization known as the Jalisco Cartel“
The woman received a notice in August 2019, when it was first visited, where he was warned by the US government that any transaction with financial entities involved in the famous blacklist of the Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) of the Treasury Department were banned.
The OFAC is one of the agencies dedicated to tracking money laundering from criminal organizations and the woman took the visit seriously, given his interests in the tequila and sushi industry. In accordance with Univision, the woman was still found on that property three months ago, at the end of 2019.
Nevertheless, “La Negra ”did not want to meet with DEA agents at that site, He told them to do it elsewhere. However, he never answered the calls on the phone he provided to the officers and, after a month in which he doubted everything, returned to Mexico.
It is worth remembering that the fate of the Oseguera González family It was marked from the birth of Jessica Johanna. In 1986, “El Mencho” lived in the San Francisco area, on the California coast, where he was arrested by police for robbery and possession of a loaded weapon. A backup photo of the incident shows Mencho, 19, with a hoodie and acne on his face. Two months later, his first daughter was born: Jessica Johanna Oseguera, today 33 years old.
Three years after the birth of his firstborn, Mencho traveled to San Francisco where he was arrested again, on that occasion for selling drugs, and a few months later he was deported to Mexico.
His daughter suffered the same fate, although the circumstances were different. And is that “La Negra” returned to the United States at the end of February 2020 to attend the court where the hearings of Rubén Oseguera González “El Menchito” were held, nothing less than his brother.
The first male son of Oseguera Cervantes, captured in 2015 in Mexico, was extradited to the U.S. It was at his second hearing in front of a federal judge, required by that Court to be judged by conspiracy for traffic more of 5 kilograms of drugs, when the authorities of that country noticed the visit of the woman.
Upon entering the premises, like all visitors, Jessica Johana had to leave an ID to enter. When agents checked the credential and entered the data into the electronic system they realized that it was that accused in the US of criminal association and money laundering.
After his arrest, “La Negra” attorneys requested a federal District judge to pay bail to achieve freedom, but she was denied for the type of crimes she is accused of and for being signed by the OFAC, as she had been warned months before.
If found guilty, Oseguera Gonzalez could get a sentence of at least 20 years, since, due to its dual nationality, the penalty could be more severe, as US law prohibits its citizens from doing business with companies suspected of carrying out money laundering.