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Sinaloa cartel operator indicted in New York day after Mexico grants extradition

April 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Sinaloa cartel operator indicted in New York day after Mexico grants extradition

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U.S. Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed an indictment against a member of the infamous Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel, on a slew of drug trafficking charges on Thursday.

In an announcement made on Wednesday, The Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced the extradition of Abraham Inzunza-Inzunza, also known as “Peke” or “Peque,” who is the brother of Gonzalo “El Macho Prieto” Inzunza — a former, feared top player in the Sinaloa Cartel.

The PGR indicated that U.S. Marshals had taken custody of Inzunza at the Toluca International Airport and was subsequently flown to New York City.

Prosecutors charged Inzunza in the indictment with trafficking at least 1,000 kilos of marijuana, five kilos of cocaine, and 500 grams of meth into the United States.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Government of Mexico granted the extradition of Inzuna after he had exhausted all legal remedies afforded to him under the Mexican constitution.

At one time, Inzuna’s brother, who was a feared blood-thirsty hitman and chief of assassins working directly for the Sinaloa Cartel’s top boss Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

However, the cartel leadership reportedly sought to have “El Macho Prieto” killed after he had become uncontrollable and began assassinating fellow Sinaloa Cartel members in an attempt to expand his own business.

Furthermore, Zambada’s partner, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexican news reports say, has long believed that Gonzalo was behind the 2008 slaying of his son, Edgar Guzman.

According to multiple reports out of Mexico, “El Macho Prieto” was finally killed in a clash with Mexican security forces in Sonora in December 2013 after “El Mayo” Zambada was said to have given up his location to his sources within the Mexican Federal Police.

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