The alleged enforcer for the Gulf Cartel known as “El Wicho” made a court appearance along with other two other high ranking cartel members.

A partially unsealed indictment charges Luis Ivan Nino-Duenes, also known as “Machin” and “XW-13”, along with Jose Luis Zuñiga-Hernandez, also known as “Comandante Wicho”, “XW” and Armando Arizmendi-Hernandez also known as “Comandante Mando” and “XW-2”, with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and conspiracy to import the drugs into the United States.

The procedural motion hearings took place in federal court, Thursday morning.