Sinaloa Cartel associates flee jail disguised as guards

July 24, 2018 | Brainwave Science


Sinaloa cartel organization has discovered a successful approach to evade prison. From the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who escaped the maximum-security prison in 2015 to the two associates of Sinaloa cartel, Carlos Salmon and Julian Grimaldi, who escaped from a penitentiary in Mexico’s northern Sinaloa State disguised as prison guards on Monday.

According to reports, Salmon and Grimaldi walked out of the prison’s main gate in police uniforms. They accompanied by two official prison guards believed to have been in their pay who also drove the getaway cars.

Salmon and Grimaldi have originally been held in maximum federal prison as they were considered “highly dangerous” inmates and were held in special cells to prevent their escape act, but after their strong appeal against the order to hold them in federal penitentiaries, they were handed over to a low-security prison, Aguaruto prison in Culiacan.

Julian Grimaldi is accused of being a financial operator for Sinaloa Cartel and was suspected for his involvement in an ambush during which they killed five soldiers. Salmon was arrested on suspicion of being the leader of a gang of hit men. He is accused of being the mastermind in police convoy attacks where seven law enforcement officers were shot dead

Both prisoners sneaked past six updated modern prison security technology during their escape.


The Sinaloa Cartel is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate. The United States Intelligence Community considers the Sinaloa Cartel “the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.” According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, the Sinaloa Cartel is involved in the distribution of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and MDMA within the U.S.

One of the major problems for Law Enforcement is corruption, Sinaloa cartel promote their operations by corrupting or intimidating law enforcement officials. Mexican municipal, state, and federal government officials, along with the police forces, often work together with the cartels in an organized network of corruption.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) reports that although the central government of Mexico has made concerted efforts to reduce corruption in recent years, it remains a serious problem. They believe some agents of the Federal Investigations Agency (AFI) work as enforcers for various drug cartels including Sinaloa.

Government have reorganized the federal law enforcement several times after corruption acquisition in various tries to control corruption and reduce cartel violence. During that same time, there have been at least four elite Special Forces created as new corruption-free soldiers who could battle with Mexico’s endemic bribery system, but according to the recent prison escape facts, such strategies have miserably failed.

So how can AFI arrest and dismantle Sinaloa cartel? How can they distinguish corrupt officers from honest ones?

Why iCognative?

Corruption within law enforcement agencies remains a significant problem for Mexico. A crucial step in eradication of the Sinaloa cartel is to gain accurate intelligence and identifying corrupt law enforcement agents. Only one technology can satisfy the need for the requirement with an accuracy of 99.9%. iCognative by Brainwave Science is an ultra-modern neuroscience-based forensic technology that has the ability to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators by detecting concealed or suppressed information in the brain. With such an advanced investigative technology, criminals cannot hide or alter crime-relevant intelligence when his/her brain will confess to the crime.

By the use of iCognative technology, a test can be conducted by investigators on the crooked officials and Sinaloa cartel arrested members to gather valuable and specific intelligence/lead to the authorities for dismantling the corruption within law enforcement and entire Sinaloa cartel network. Only iCognative by Brainwave Science guarantees a high success rate along with accelerated generation of quality leads at an unprecedented speed.

To conduct a iCognative test, a test case needs to be built in which an investigator will input known and confidential information about the Sinaloa cartel and Prison escape case. Both known and confidential information are used as stimuli to input into the iCognative system in the form of words, phrases or pictures (depending on the available form). Considering Prison escape case, investigator can use information such as the method of gaining access to police uniforms; the route of prison escape; involvement of prison guard/s in escape; bribery from Sinaloa cartel; bank information; whereabouts of Grimaldi and Salmon as inputs into the iCognative system to conduct the test on prison guards and relevant law enforcement officials.

iCognative system collects brain responses for each stimulus while flashing stimulus to each suspect and all these brainwave responses are analyzed at end of the test by an automated software to determine if the information under question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. Results are determined automatically by algorithms and this permits the operation of this portable equipment almost anywhere with minimal training.

With iCognative, AFI can easily gain accurate intelligence and leads to arrest corrupted law enforcement officials along with whereabouts of Grimaldi and Salmon. iCognative can be very well utilized as a key to dismantle Sinaloa cartel and defend Mexico as a nation from corruption and Drug lords. Law Enforcement can even apply this technology in hiring officers who have no link with notorious drug syndicate by specific screening application of iCognative.

What differentiates iCognative from all other existing biometric and forensic technology currently available in the security market is that results have an outstanding accuracy rate of 99%. iCognative guarantees a high success rate in generating quality leads at an unprecedented faster rate.



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