This story is a prime example of Informants not being trust worthy or credible ,but the feds do not care they will reward anyone no matter how bad / dangerous that person is.
EL PASO, Tx - New information comes out on the connection between an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informant and a 27-year-old man fatally shot outside a South El Paso fast food restaurant. Authorities release identity of the ICE informant whom they say was involved in the murders of at least six men in Juarez – he’s Jesus Contreras.
Contreras was living less than 100-yards from Abraham Guzman's home, in an apartment rented under the alias Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro. The two men met when Contreras owned a car lot on Alameda St .
On Aug. 25, Contreras sent 27-year-old Guzman to pick up money for an alleged drug deal at a fast food restaurant, but Guzman instead was shot four times while sitting inside his vehicle -- the gunman is still not accounted for. El Paso police say Contreras was at the scene of the shooting.
Federal officials tell ABC-7 that Jesus Contreras is the same man who was arrested at a Las Cruces Border Patrol check-point with 100 pounds of marijuana June 28, 2003 . Contreras, under the name Guillermo Ramirez Peyro, was released a few days later on July 2.
The case was dismissed in magistrate court but officials in Las Cruces tell us federal agents were supposed to have filed charges against Contreras, or Ramirez Peyro, for the marijuana possession. Charges have yet to be filed against him a year and a half later.
When Contreras was freed from the Dona Ana County Detention Center , he began to work as a US Customs informant, infiltrating the Juarez drug cartel. He would befriend a top lieutenant in the organization, Heriberto Santillan Tabares.
ABC-7 has obtained documents showing Contreras’s alleged involvement in several killings. In a sworn statement he admits to actively participating in a murder while US Federal agents listened to the killing over a cell phone.
The informant describes how Mexican police officers allegedly wrapped duct tape around a man's head, then choked him with an extension cord -- which broke. A plastic bag was placed over the victim's head...at which point the man began to kick his legs...forcing Contreras to restrain the victim.
A dozen bodies were found in the back yard of the Juarez home. In January of this year Contreras’s friend and alleged cartel associate, Santillan Tabares -- was arrested during a traffic stop. In El Paso, Santillan was later charged with drug trafficking, and the murders at the Juarez home. Contreras was placed under the witness protection program and moved out of town. T he informant reportedly came to El Paso to set up a drug deal – sources say he recruited Guzman to assist him in the deal.
KVIA - El Paso,TX,USA