The Night Two Cartel Bigshots Got Kidnapped at a Strip Club
Mia Flores and Olivia Flores married two brothers high up in the Mexican drug cartels. In ‘Cartel Wives,’ they recall a life of danger, duplicity, and terror.
I hadn’t felt comfortable in Puerto Vallarta since our wedding. I lived for the beach, but that immigration officer who’d tried to extort us lived there, and being anywhere close to him was terrifying. Plus, the last time we’d been out in Puerto Vallarta, a few weeks before we got married, we’d run into a Chicago police officer at a club downtown. He’d looked Peter and Junior right in the eyes and said, “I know who you are.” Then he pulled out his cell phone and snapped a photo of them.
At the end of January 2008, Peter and Junior had business associates in from China, and they wanted to go to the beach. If you were looking to impress someone and take them out, Punta Mita, which was right outside of Puerto Vallarta and where Olivia had gotten married, was the place to go, so Peter and Junior planned a short trip.