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Mexican authorities detain top Juarez Cartel operator in compliance with extradition order to El Paso, Texas

February 22, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities detain top Juarez Cartel operator in compliance with extradition order to El Paso, Texas

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Authorities in Mexico have detained a top Juarez Cartel operative in compliance with an extradition order to the United States where he stands accused of drug trafficking offenses, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced in a statement.

Agents with the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) apprehended Héctor Arenas Saucedo, also known as “El Gordo,” during a raid in the San Colonia San Rafael, Mexico City on Monday.

The U.S. government seeks the extradition of Saucedo for a 2011 drug trafficking indictment out of the Western District Court of Texas.

PGR officials said the operation enforced a provisional arrest warrant for the extradition of “El Gordo,” who is wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on charges of conspiracy, possession, and distribution of cocaine to the United States, allegedly linked to the Juárez cartel.

Saucedo also stands accused of criminal association and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in several U.S. cities,” Proceso reported.

According to DEA officials, Saucedo coordinated and monitored cocaine shipments to stash houses in El Paso before delivering the merchandise to distributors in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The arrest warrant was issued by the Tenth Circuit Court of Federal Criminal Proceedings in Mexico City.

Saucedo was transferred to the Public Ministry Agency headquarters in correspondence with the Attorney General’s Office.

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