Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug costs in the United States, top to fears his effective gang may perhaps retaliate.
Ruben Oseguera was handed more than to U.S. authorities Thursday immediately after he shed a long lawful combat towards extradition, Mexico’s top rated security formal, Alfonso Durazo, said Friday.
The U.S. Division of Justice stated Oseguera will appear in a federal court docket in Washington Friday to solution a drug-distribution indictment.
Oseguera is identified as “El Menchito,” following his father, Nemesio Oseguera, alias “El Mencho.” The younger Oseguera was born in California and holds dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship. He was arrested in 2015 on weapons possession and structured criminal offense expenses, and had been preventing extradition.
The Jalisco cartel is at this time Mexico’s most violent and fastest-growing gang.
The go appeared to spark fears of retaliation.
The U.S. Embassy issued a security alert saying “following previous high-profile safety operations, criminal groups running in Jalisco have responded by having retaliatory steps including an raise in anti-government rhetoric (banners and world-wide-web threats) and blockades within the city and on interstate highways.”
“On some situations, these criminals have seized personal vehicles and established them on fire,” according to the alert.
Durazo explained Mexico had tried out to extradite Oseguera right before but “in simple fact, the process was a prolonged a person simply because of quite a few authorized appeals” submitted by his attorneys, the past of which was rejected Wednesday.
Victor Francisco Beltran, Oseguera’s Mexican lawyer, denied he was the son of Nemesio Osegura, suggesting he was in its place a nephew.
Beltran reported the extradition shouldn’t have took place, because the young Oseguera nevertheless experienced pending appeals.
The elder Oseguera continues to be a fugitive, in spite of the 2018 arrest of his spouse.
The U.S. has available a $10 million reward for info main to the arrest of the elder Oseguera.
Jalisco New Technology has a popularity for battling with federal government agents. It brazenly shot down a Mexican armed service helicopter with a rocket launcher in 2015, prompting Mexican officers to declare an all-out offensive in opposition to the criminal team.