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Authorities in Mexico arrest financial operator for the Sinaloa cartel wanted for indictment in the U.S.

May 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities in Mexico arrest financial operator for the Sinaloa cartel wanted for indictment in the U.S.

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Mexican law enforcement have arrested a top financial operator for the Sinaloa Cartel wanted by U.S.federal authorities, in the town San Miguel de Allende located in the state of Guanajuato.

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced the capture of Jorge Humberto Perez Cazares on Sunday.

The AG’s office have indicated that Perez Cazarez will be extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering charges, Proceso Magazine reported.

According to the PGR, the Sinaloa cartel’s financial operator was arrested by personnel of the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO) along with the Mexican Marines.

Interpol agents in Mexico also executed a provisional arrest warrant for the extradition of Perez Cazares, which was issued by the federal district judge for criminal proceedings in Mexico City.

Perez Cazares is the subjects of an official extradition request by the United States government stemming for an arrest warrant for an indictment filed by U.S. prosecutors out of the Federal Court for District of Columbia.

“Perez Cazares served as the financial operator of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, led by Ismael “Mayo” Zambada and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, currently in prison, and is wanted by the DEA fro various drug -related crimes” according to a released statement by the PGR.

Mexican officials said Pérez Cazarez was admitted to the Altiplano maximum security prison where he will remain until the completion of the extradition process.

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