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Mexican authorities arrest drug trafficker wanted by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency but judge releases him

May 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities arrest drug trafficker wanted by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency but judge releases him

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A Coahuila state judge in the border city of Piedras Negras permitted the release of a drug trafficker, who is one of the most wanted fugitives sought by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, from custody.

Fuerza Coahuila special unit officers recently apprehended Salvador Castillon Saucedo during a traffic stop along the highway that connects Piedras Negras which is located directly south of Eagle Pass, Texas, with Ciudad Acuña.

At the time of the arrest, police learned that the man was in possession of over 120 doses of narcotics indicating street level distribution. Authorities took Castillon before a state judge who released him on bond even though the suspect is one of the DEA’s most-wanted fugitives, according to La Prensa.

Castillon is a wanted fugitive by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for his role in a 2003 indictment charging him with drug trafficking and conspiracy offenses.

A wanted poster has Castillon listed as a fugitive who is armed and dangerous. The man is the brother of Antonio Castillon, the former mayor of Guerrero, Coahuila. The Castillon family is well known in the state for their political associations and business links.

Coahuila remains a stronghold for the Los Zetas where the cartel continues to have deep ties to political and state officials. Various trials in U.S. federal court have revealed that in years past, the Los Zetas managed to have complete control over Coahuila. Court records released by Breitbart Texas indicate that U.S. prosecutors consider Mexican courts to be under cartel control and provide protection and immunity to cartel associates.

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