Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

FBI offers $5 million USD reward for information leading to arrest of Sinaloa kingpin

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WASHINGTON – The FBI Washington Field Office, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program, announced today a reward of up to $5 million USD for information leading directly to the arrest and/or conviction of Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, also known as “Chapo Isidro.”  Meza-Flores has been charged in a federal indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on narcotics and firearm violations of Title 21, U.S.C. Sections 959, 960, 963 and Title 18 U.S.C. Section 924.

Meza-Flores is the alleged leader of the Meza-Flores Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO), a major drug trafficking organization based in Sinaloa, Mexico. Meza-Flores was previously a high-ranking leader of the Beltran-Leyva TCO. Meza-Flores was considered to be the “right hand man” of Alfredo Beltran-Leyva prior to Beltran-Leyva’s arrest in 2008.

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias “El Chapo Isidro” (Photo: Proceso)

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias “El Chapo Isidro” (Photo: Proceso)

The Meza-Flores TCO is allegedly responsible for the possession, distribution, and importation of large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana into the U.S., and has predominately controlled drug distribution in parts of Sinaloa, southern Sonora, and Nayarit, Mexico.


FBI Reward announcement

Anyone with information concerning Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores should contact the FBI’s Washington Field Office at 202-278-2000 and press option 4, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip online at

Tips can remain confidential. Additional information regarding Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, is available on the FBI’s website at or on the U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program website at




Press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on September 27, 2017.





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