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Mexican government set to extradite another notorious drug lord to the U.S.

February 6, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican government set to extradite another notorious drug lord to the U.S.

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A notorious Mexican drug lord will stand trial in an American courtroom after a federal court in Mexico denied his appeal for protection, clearing the final legal hurdle for his extradition to the United States, officials said.

According to El Universal, the Ninth Collegiate Court in Mexico City declared all the necessary requirements fulfilled for the impending extradition of Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño, alias ‘El Pelón’ or Baldy, the ruthless leader of the Gulf cartel, to the United States.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia indicted the 55-year-old Ramírez Treviño in 2008 on three counts of drug trafficking and organized crime-related charges.

The Gulf cartel leader was arrested in 2013 by Mexican Marines in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

The Ninth Collegiate Court for Criminal Matters, in Mexico City, ruled U.S authorities had met all the necessary requirements for the extradition of the alleged cartel leader, after Justice Department officials agreed not to impose penalties, which would conflict with Mexican law, such as pursuing the death penalty.

Mexican Naval Marines arrested Ramírez Treviño back on August 13, 2013, during a major operation in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, considered the bastion of the “Gulf Cartel” and a judge sentenced him to 35-years in prison sentenced to

In 2012, the drug lord assumed control of the Gulf Cartel and consolidated power by killing the heads of rival factions during an internal power struggle.

Law enforcement officials say at the time of his arrest, ‘El Pelón’ planned to further escalate a brutal war against Los Zetas, the one-time paramilitary enforcers for the Gulf Cartel, for control of lucrative drug trafficking routes into the United States following the arrest of Miguel Angel Treviño (Z40) the ruthless leader of the Zetas.

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