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Leader of the Cartel del Golfo to be extradited to the USA

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:19
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Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article with additional pictures from the Borderland Beat archive.

Subject Matter: Mario Ramirez Trevino “El X-20″ , “El Pelon”
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Mario Armado Ramirez Trevino, “El X-20″ or “El Pelon”, will be extradited to the USA, after a court denied his amparo to avoid being transferred to this country.


Reporter: Ignacio Alzaga
Mario Armado Ramirez Trevino, “El X-20″ or “El Pelon”, who had affirmed leadership of the Cartel del Golfo, will be extradited to the USA whose Government who put a five million dollar price on his head before his capture by the Army in August of 2013.

On the 15th of November of 2007 he was formally accused by the Grand Jury of the District of Colombia Court under the charges of conspiracy to fabricate and distribute five kilo grams or more of cocaine and a thousand kilo grams or more of marijuana to knowingly distribute illegaly in the United States.

He was in violation of Title 21 of the code of the United States sections 959, 960, 963 and Title 18 section 2, that sanctions to whomever conspires in agreement to distribute shipments of drugs in this country.

According to official reports, this narco trafficker assumed the leadership of the criminal organization after the capture of Eduardo Costilla “El Coss”, in September of 2012, during an operation of the Marines in Tamaulipas.
El Coss
Authorities of the PGR confirmed that the Mexican Government will surrender the narco trafficker with base in the resolution of the Ninth Collegiate Court in Penal Matters of the First Circuit of Mexico City.
The Court ratified the denial of amparo that was promoted by Ramirez Trevino against the extradition that was authorized by the Secretary of External Relations in July of 2016.
The Judges considered that the extradition was just and right and that there had been no process violations during the judgment he faced.
Functionaries of the PGR signalled that they had already received the notification together with the Secretary of the Government, of the National Commission of Security and the Decentralized Administrative Body of Prevention and Social Re-adaption would continue with the arrangements to transfer him to the USA.
A few months before he assumed command of the Cartel del Golfo, he was considered second in command of the operations of this criminal organization, his contacts were other Mexican narco’s sought after like Samuel Flores Borrego “El Metro 3″, with him was also detained Jaime Gonzalez Duran “El Hummer”.
Metro 3 left, El Hummer right
Original article in Spanish at Milenio


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