World Mexico seeks US extradition of drug lord's son for reporter murder

11:35  24 january  2020
11:35  24 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The US Justice Department may seek the extradition of a major drugs cartel boss in Mexico . Grand juries in at least seven US federal district courts

Under heavy guard - notorious drug kingpin El Chapo - has been flown from Mexico to the US where he is wanted in several states on charges of drug But I think that they should have left him here to complete his sentence." Mexican officials denied the the timing of the extradition had anything to do

Mexico is seeking the extradition from the United States of the son of a Sinaloa cartel drug lord over the 2017 murder of acclaimed journalist Javier Valdez, the attorney general's office said Thursday.

a man wearing a hat: Javier Valdez, a noted expert on Mexican drug cartels, was gunned down on May 15, 2017 in broad daylight outside the offices of his newspaper© HECTOR GUERRERO Javier Valdez, a noted expert on Mexican drug cartels, was gunned down on May 15, 2017 in broad daylight outside the offices of his newspaper

Damaso Lopez Serrano, the son of former top "El Chapo" lieutenant Damaso Lopez Nunez "El Licenciado", is accused of being the mastermind behind the killing of Valdez.

An arrest warrant for Lopez Serrano was approved Thursday afternoon after prosecutors interviewed members of the Sinaloa cartel who testified against him, the attorney general's office said in a statement.

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US may seek extradition of Mexico drug lord Americas Al Jazeera English.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico ' s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman A U . S . official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said " we have agreed not to seek the death penalty, which is consistent with our extradition

Valdez was gunned down on May 15, 2017 in Culiacan outside the offices of the Riodoce weekly, which he co-founded in 2003 and was dedicated to reporting on organized crime and corruption in Sinaloa.

Members of the Sinaloa cartel have been implicated in the killing.

Valdez, a respected crime reporter and expert on Mexico's multi-billion-dollar drug trafficking industry, published an article shortly before his death in which Lopez Serrano was referred to as "Sir Nobody."

Lopez Serrano turned himself into the US Drug Enforcement Administration in July 2017 and, together with his father, has been cooperating with US authorities in exchange for reduced sentences.

Known as "El Mini Lic," Lopez Serrano was a godson of former drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who is serving a life sentence in the United States.

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Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico ' s government moved closer on Thursday to its goal of extraditing notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by February, after a judge rejected an appeal. The attorney general' s office said in a statement that a tribunal in Mexico City

If the extradition goes through, Guzman, who has escaped Mexican prisons twice and led The charges are conspiracy, organized crime, weapons possession, murder and money laundering. El Chapo — meaning "Shorty" for his 5-foot-6 stature — has been an iconic figure in the drug trade for

El Chapo's arrest in January 2016 triggered a war for control of the Sinaloa cartel, pitting two of his sons against another faction led by Lopez Nunez.

Lopez Nunez -- a former prison director who once helped El Chapo escape from jail, then teamed up with him -- was himself arrested in Mexico City in May 2017 and extradited to the US the following year on drug charges.

Valdez, who was 50 when he was killed, was a winner of the prestigious International Press Freedom Award and a longtime contributor to Agence France-Presse.

Reporters Without Borders, which regularly ranks Mexico alongside war-torn Syria and Afghanistan as the world's most dangerous countries for news media, said 10 journalists were killed in Mexico in 2019.

Violence linked to drug trafficking and political corruption is rampant, and many murders go unpunished.


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Maltese minister Justyne Caruana resigned Monday after her husband, a former investigator into the murder of a prominent journalist, was revealed to have holidayed with the alleged mastermind behind the killing. Caruana -- who was appointed to the government's brand-new cabinet just last week -- said in her resignation letter that she was quitting despite being "totally extraneous" to the affair, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

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