US flags are pictured exterior the New York Inventory Alternate (NYSE) on September 12, 2019 at Wall Avenue in New York Metropolis.
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The son of a robust Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the US, the place he’s wished for trafficking, a authorities supply advised AFP.
Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, generally known as “El Menchito,” “was extradited this day on the charge of conspiracy to smuggle drugs” into US territory, mentioned the supply, talking on situation of anonymity.
US-born Oseguera Gonzalez is the son of “El Mencho” Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, head of the highly effective Jalisco New Era drug cartel.
Oseguera Gonzalez, 30, was denied an attraction in opposition to his switch to the US, the place he might be tried in federal courtroom in Washington.
He was arrested and launched 4 instances between January 2014 and August 2015, when he was lastly imprisoned on fees of being quantity two within the Jalisco New Era cartel.
The US Division of Justice regards the cartel as one of many 5 most harmful transnational legal organizations on the earth, accountable for trafficking tonnes of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the US, and a number of acts of violence.
The gang emerged in 2010 after the loss of life of the regional chief of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico’s greatest legal group.
The Mexican authorities estimates the Jalisco New Era cartel has amassed a $50 billion fortune.
It has a powerful presence in 9 Mexican states and connections with legal organizations in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Lately, it has carried out assaults in opposition to army and police targets, together with the 2015 downing of a army helicopter which killed 20 troopers and a policewoman.
The spouse of cartel chief Oseguera Cervantes, Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, was arrested in Could 2018.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has a $10 million reward for info resulting in the arrest of El Mencho.