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Mexican authorities moved Chapo Guzman’s rivals from Juarez prison prior to transfer

May 13, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities moved Chapo Guzman’s rivals from Juarez prison prior to transfer

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Mexican authorities have moved cartel rivals of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman out of the Juárez prison where he is currently held in isolation.

The leader of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel was moved from the Altiplano maximum security last Saturday, where he’s been held ever since his Jan 8th recaptured to the Cerfereso No.9 high-security facility located in Ciudad Juarez, located across from El Paso, Texas.

Mexico’s national security sources told Reforma News Agency that Guzmán is being held by himself, in an area of the maximum security prison that has 40 cells.

The agency reported that government officials moved six high-ranking members of the rival Juárez cartel from Cefereso prison, the agency reports.

Authorities haven’t revealed the identities of the imprisoned members of the  Juarez cartel or where they are currently being held.

Mexican officials confirmed on Monday that a federal court approved Guzman’s extradition to the United States where he has indictments in several U.S. jurisdictions.

The Secretariat of Foreign Relation has less than two weeks to analyze the ruling and issue a decision on the drug lord’s transfer to the U.S.

The Sinaloa and Juarez Cartels engaged in one of the bloodiest turf wars over the course of eight years for control of the drug smuggling routes into the United States, which transformed the city of Ciudad Juarez into the “World’s Murder Capital.”

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