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Oklahoma Vice: Cartel ringleader "La Lo" still on the lam

Eduardo "La Lo" Higuera-Sanchez
Eduardo "La Lo" Higuera-Sanchez

Tipped off in advance, Eduardo Higuera-Sanchez a.k.a. "La Lo"  fled just before a police raid that netted more than 40 pounds of cocaine and eight pounds of methamphetamine from the Sinaloa Drug Cartel in December 2011.

More than five years later, La Lo, the alleged mastermind of the drug ring,  has never been brought to justice, although his older brother, Jose "Chi Chi" Alfredo Higuera Sanchez, and several associates drew long prison sentences.

La Lo is alleged to be ringleader for the Sinaloa Drug Cartel's operations in Oklahoma City, and is believed to have been responsible for trafficking large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine in Central Oklahoma. 

A multi-agency investigation with the help of an informant and wiretaps of La Lo's cell phone in 2011 led to a police raid that uncovered large quantities of drugs and about $40,000 in cash, as well as guns and ammunition. 

According to probable cause affidavits filed in Oklahoma County District Court, La Lo oversaw a team of drug runner and arranged deals via phone, using code words that included "chicken," meaning a kilo of cocaine. 

In one phone exchange, one of La Lo's drug runners requested "half a chicken, a pretty one," meaning half a kilo of cocaine. 

La Lo's brother, "Chi Chi," was his personal driver, responsible for taking him wherever he wanted to go and also making drug deliveries, according to court documents.

Jose "Chi Chi" Alfredo Higuera-Sanchez
Jose "Chi Chi" Alfredo Higuera-Sanchez

Chi Chi pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in 2013 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is serving out his sentenced at North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre. 

La Lo is now on the FBI's Most-Wanted list in Oklahoma. Law enforcement believes he may be living in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Phoenix, or the greater Los Angeles area. 

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Eduardo "La Lo" Higuera-Sanchez

Eduardo "La Lo" Higuera-Sanchez

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Brianna Bailey

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