The second part of Richard Marosi’s four-part series “Inside the Cartel” is up. Channeling a nonstop river of cocaine onto trucks bound for the East took a vast labyrinth of workers in L.A. Even Lupita, a no-nonsense psychic with a short fuse, played a role.
The “Inside the Cartel” series gives a detailed picture of how the cartel moves drugs into Southern California and across the United States.
Photo: A sidewalk shrine glows in front of Guadalupe “Lupita” Villalobos’ house in Compton, Calif. The psychic offered guidance on drug shipments to Gabriel Dieblas Roman, a Sinaloa cartel cocaine smuggler who sometimes left her a $2,000 tip for a $20 reading. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
(Source: Los Angeles Times)