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U.S. federal prosecutors issues arrest warrant for ‘El Menchito, son of Mexican drug boss

February 3, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
U.S. federal prosecutors issues arrest warrant for ‘El Menchito, son of Mexican drug boss

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U.S. federal prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the son of Mexican drug boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes better known as ‘El Mencho,’ leader of the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

The U.S. Attorney for the Federal Court of the District of Columbia in Washington ordered the arrest of Rubén Oseguera González, alias “El Menchito,” according to the Mexican publication Zeta.

As a result of the warrant, officials indicated the U.S. government would submit an official request to the Mexican government for  Oseguera González’s extradition to the District of Columbia where he faces an indictment on charges of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States along with arms trafficking.

‘El Menchito,’ who was born in California and holds dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship was arrested last year during a raid on his home near Guadalajara, Jalisco.

‘El Menchito’ (right) is the son of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes alias ‘El Mencho’  (left) boss of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

He currently remains imprisoned at the Altiplano maximum security prison located west of Mexico City.

Moreover, the Justice Department are seeking the seizure of all assets including properties, funds, investments, and cash obtained from the criminal activities of “El Menchito.”

Since the arrest of the recently extradited Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, ‘El Mencho’ has become the most wanted man in Mexico and remains at the top of the DEA’s list of most sought after fugitives.

Oseguera Cervantes was arrested in northern California in 1992 and spent three years incarcerated at a United States federal prison.

Upon his release, the drug lord was deported back to Mexico, where he established himself as one of the leading operators of the Millennium cartel, and later formed the CJNG, along with his brother-in-law Abigael González Valencia alias “El Cuini.”

Valencia headed Los Cuinis, which is the financial arm overseeing large-scale money laundering operations for the CJNG and was captured by Mexican authorities in Puerta Vallarta back in February 2015.

A grand jury in the District Court for the District of Columbia indicted Oseguera Cervantes and Gonzalez Valencia back in March 2014 as the principal leaders of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, responsible for large scale drug trafficking into the United States.

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