During this period, Valdez-Villarreal entered into an arrangement
with Carlos Montemayor Gonzalez, a.k.a “El Director,” whodeveloped a network to transport the organization’s cocaine
across the border into Laredo and process cash proceeds thathad been smuggled across the border into Mexico.
CarlosMontemayor eventually formed a loose partnership with Valdez-Villarreal, in which they pooled their resources to buy cocaine inMexico.
While they maintained their own customers, they begansharing cocaine sources of supply and networks to transport thecoke into the United States.
According to witness interviews andintercepted Title III conversations, Valdez-Villarreal
s primarylieutenant overseeing the day-to-day operations in Mexico City
was Ruben Hernandez, a.k.a. “El Secre” or “Super,” and CarlosMontemayor’s primary lieutenant was Roberto Lopez, a.k.a.“Shrek.”
In 2004, Carlos Montemayor arranged with Jesus Hector Flores,
a.k.a. “Cain,” to oversee the domestic operations that related toCarlos Montemayor’s customers in
the southeast: receiving
cocaine loads, distributing the drugs to Carlos Montemayor’s
customers, and collecting and processing the bulk cash paymentsfor transportation back into Mexico.
Carlos Montemayor began
sending truckloads of cocaine to Flores’s w
orkers in Memphis,