Former Mexican Cartel Lieutenant and Paid ICE Informant Busted in Florida on Cocaine Charges
The infamous ‘House of Death’ informant is linked to multiple brutal murders in Juarez, Mexico, carried out with the knowledge of his ICE handlers
Reporter’s Note: Look for the upcoming book on the House of Death mass murders, slated for release this summer. Check out the website for the book, “Dispatches from the House of Death: A Juarez Cartel informant, a DEA whistleblower, mass murder and a coverup on the edge of the empire.”
Guillermo Eduardo Ramirez Peyro, who helped a Mexican drug organization carry out multiple gruesome murders in Juarez, Mexico, in the early 2000s while working as a paid U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informant — a case since dubbed the “House of Death” — is once again back in the slammer. This time he’s facing federal charges in Florida accusing him of conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine.
If convicted, Ramirez Peyro could face up to a 10-year prison sentence, court records show. He was caught up this past spring in a sting involving an FBI confidential informant as well as audio and video surveillance, which the criminal complaint alleges is evidence of Ramirez Peyro’s intent to purchase and distribute at least five kilos of cocaine.
The federal criminal complaint against Ramirez Peyro, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges he was involved in multiple meetings with an FBI informant (described in court records as a confidential source) seeking to purchase a large quantity of cocaine. In at least one of those meetings, an accomplice, referred to in the pleadings only as “Pollo,” also was present.
“Ramirez Peyro indicated he wished to purchase five kilograms of cocaine from the confidential source for approximately $120,000.00,” the criminal complaint alleges. “That meeting was audio- and video-recorded.”
Between late March and mid-April of this year, Ramirez Peyro allegedly met with the FBI informant several times at locations in the greater Miami area, including a Dunkin Donuts shop, and provided the individual with a total of $20,000 as a downpayment on the…