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Mexican, Guatemalan authorities capture top drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa Cartel

July 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican, Guatemalan authorities capture top drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa Cartel

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Mexican and Guatemalan authorities arrested a top drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, who is the subject of an official extradition request by the United States government.

Proceso reported the arrest of Carlos Arturo Rubio Parra, also known as El Canché or El Bocas, who is the brother of Eduardo Salvador, the former head of the Guatemalan Air Force.

Officials said that law enforcement agents arrested Rubio Parra in the capital city of San Angelo.

The arrest warrant for extradition corresponds to an order issued by the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York on charges of criminal association and drug trafficking.

Authorities say Rubio Parra used a variety of transport methods to smuggle bulks of cocaine from Guatemala to the Mexican border: including cars, trucks, and helicopters.

El Canché stands accused of carrying 300 kilos of cocaine in two trucking shipments from Guatemala to Mexico City that were destined for the United States between 2006 and 2008

The PGR said in a statement that Rubio Parra worked as an intermediary group between sources of Colombian cocaine and Mexican drug trafficking organizations, including the Sinaloa cartel.

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