Mexico Attorney General’s Office extradites alleged financial operator of “Chapito” to the United States

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“El Kike” was allegedly responsible for transporting large quantities of drugs for distribution in the United States.

The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) extradited to the United States the capo Sergio Miguel Vega Mendoza, alias “El Kike”, “El Deivid” or “El Látigo”, alleged high-ranking operator of the Sinaloa Cartel, who was required by a US Federal Court in the District of Columbia, South Carolina.

The drug trafficker was detained since July 1, 2019 by agents of the extinct Federal Police (PF) at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), who was allegedly linked as a financial operator of Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, “ El Chapito”, one of the sons of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, imprisoned in a United States’ high security prison.

According to the file of “El Kike”, “El Deivid” or “El Látigo” after his arrest, it was noted that he was 47 years old and had been an operator of the Sinaloa Cartel for more than two decades, in addition to “Sensitive functions of the criminal organization were delegated to him, such as the surveillance of safe houses and the acquisition of luxury sports vehicles, such as Ferrari, Mercedes Benz or Lamborghini.”

The Federal Police highlighted at that time that the capture of the drug trafficker was achieved through a joint operation with the intelligence and Regional Security divisions of the defunct PF, as well as with the exchange of information with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for its acronym in English) and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

The US government had requested the extradition of the alleged operator of “El Chapito” since 2019.

Since 2019, the Federal Court for the District of Columbia has requested his extradition to the United States for the alleged crimes of criminal association and health crimes.

From 2012 to 2015, according to the statement issued this afternoon by the FGR, Sergio Miguel Vega Mendoza was “a high-ranking member of a criminal organization (that) was in charge of coordinating, supervising and transporting large quantities of drugs for distribution to the United States. United States of America.”

The FGR highlighted that “after the efforts, the fugitive was handed over at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to the US agents designated for his final transfer.”

Source: OEM

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