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Mexican Authorities: Recently captured boss of Beltrán Leyva cartel will be extradited to the U.S.

January 3, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican Authorities: Recently captured boss of Beltrán Leyva cartel will be extradited to the U.S.

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Mexican authorities say the top leader of the Beltrán Leyva cartel (BLO), who was arrested last week in the border state of Sonora, will soon be handed over to authorities in the U.S.

As JammedUp News previously reported, Rodolfo Lopez Ibarra, alias “El Nito Amavizca,” who is a presumed leader of BLO and was listed as number 12 on the Mexican government’s most wanted security objectives, was arrested last week.

Senior law enforcement officials say Lopez-Ibarra oversees drug trafficking operations for the BLO in Nuevo León, Sinaloa, and in the state of Mexico.

Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), Interpol, and State Police units intercepted Lopez Ibarra’s SUV during an operation in the Sonora state capital of Hermosillo.

Authorities recovered $22 thousand dollars and a .38 caliber pistol during the operation to arrest Rodolfo Lopez Ibarra on December 27th in the Mexican border state of Sonara

In a statement, officials with the State Public Security Police of Sonora said Lopez-Ibarra was picked up in connection with a provisional warrant issued by the Ninth Federal Criminal District Court in Mexico City in compliance with an official extradition request submitted by the U.S. government.

Authorities recovered more than $22 thousand dollars in U.S. currency along with cell phones and several false identifications during the operation.

At the time of his arrest, Ibarra offered police a $500,000 bribe for his release. However, instead of accepting the offer, cops rebuffed the cartel boss, who in a fitted rage, proceeded to threaten the lives of the officer. He even tried to intimidate the agents by identifying himself as the leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in Chiapas, Michoacán, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California, and Guerrero.

However, instead of accepting the offer, cops rebuffed the cartel boss, who in a fitted rage, proceeded to threaten the lives of the officer. He even tried to intimidate the agents by identifying himself as the leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in Chiapas, Michoacán, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California, and Guerrero.

It wouldn’t be the first time“El Nito Amavizca,” has failed to bribe his way out of an arrest.

A non-cooperative Ibara is pictured here after his arrest at a local airport in Nuevo Leon in Nuevo Leon

Ibarra, who has served two prison terms for weapons violations, offered Mexican law enforcement agents a $1 million bribe for his release after he was arrested in 2009 with several other cartel operatives at an airport in Apodaca, Nuevo, Leon.

After refusing the payoff, Ibarra threatened to kill the officers, telling them, “you do not know who you are messing with, I am the new plaza boss.”

According to the statement, “El Nito Amabizca” will now remain at a federal penitentiary in Veracruz pending the conclusion of the extradition process, which he will then be transferred to the United States where he is wanted for a drug trafficking indictment in the Southern District Court of California, Proceso reported.

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