Tirso Martinez Sanchez received a slap on the wrist sentence despite making between $15 million and $20 million working with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa Drug Cartel. United States District Judge Brian Cogan sentenced him to 9 years in federal prison back in February, but allowed him credit for time served including pretrial detention in the United States and in a Mexico. That amounted to at least six years, but the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was also given the option to credit two additional years for prison time served in Mexico. As a result the BOP said that he would likely serve less than one more year. We checked the BOP inmate locator online and found no listings for anyone with his first name and any variation of his last that we could think of. This would not be the first time that the BOP has decided to omit the name of a rat from the public database that lists where inmates are or last did their time.
According to media reports, Martinez Sanchez was known as El Chapo's "Train Daddy" when he served as head of transportation for the Sinaloa Cartel. The job involved managing a "cocaine train" between Mexico and New York City between 2000 and 2003 that generated revenues of at least $500 million. Sanchez told Judge Cogan that he felt remorse, but we don't believe him. The only thing he might feel remorse for would be ratting out his former co-workers to save himself a life sentence.
We were not about to find any public records for anyone specifically named Tirso Martinez Sanchez in the state of New York which is not surprising since he extradited from Mexico in 2014 and did prison time there before that. We did however find a record for one Tirso M Sanchez that listed an apartment address in the Bronx during the same time period that Sanchez was working as head of transportation for the Sinaloa Cartel. We have no idea where he is now.