Drug lord’s son pleads guilty to drug trafficking

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The son of one of the world’s most wanted drug lords has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in San Diego.

Serafin Zambada is the 24 year-old son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, leader of the Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. 

On Friday he pleaded guilty to conspiring to bring more than 100 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from Mexico to the United States. He faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life according to reports. 

He is scheduled for sentencing on May 22, 2015. 

Zambada was arrested last year at a border crossing in Nogales, Arizona. His attorney said the San Diego-born man was on his way to Phoenix for an appointment with U.S. immigration authorities to arrange legal status for his wife.

Zambada made headlines earlier when his Twitter account posts showed images of a lavish lifestyle. On Zambada’s Twitter account images range from cheetah’s in chains, luxury cars, piles of Mexican currency, to weapons and ammunition. 

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