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The head of security of the Mexican Sinaloa cartel “El Nini” extradited to the United States

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“El Nini”, a high-ranking member of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, was transferred by Mexican authorities to the United States. One of the most wanted criminals in America, suspected of involvement in the fentanyl trade, is accused of murder, torture and kidnapping of many people. “Our governments will continue to work together to combat the fentanyl and synthetic drug epidemics that are killing so many people in our homelands and around the world,” US President Joe Biden said.

Nestor Isidro Perez Salas, alias “El Nini”, accused of leading the protection of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexicowas extradited to the United States on Saturday, it was reported Ministry of Justice USA.

Perez Salas, one of the most ruthless Mexican drug criminals in the opinion of American authorities, was detained in November 2023 by the Mexican National Guard in Culiacan, a stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel.

Nestor Isidro Perez Salas, nickname “El Nini”, was arrested in November 2023.Isaac Esquivel/EPA/PAP

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“We allege that 'El Nini' was one of the Sinaloa Cartel's principal sicarios, or assassins, responsible for the murder, torture, and kidnapping of rivals and witnesses who threatened the cartel's drug trafficking criminal activities,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“El Nini” was involved in the production and sale of fentanyl in America. In the USA, he was charged with participating in a conspiracy to traffic cocaine and methamphetamine, possessing machine guns and explosives, and intimidating witnesses. He was responsible for the security apparatus in the Los Chapitos faction of the Sinaloa cartel.

Biden: Our governments will continue to work together

President Joe Biden thanked Mexico for its cooperation. – Our governments will continue to work together to combat the fentanyl and synthetic drug epidemics that are killing so many people in our homelands and around the world, and to bring to justice the criminals and organizations that produce, smuggle and sell these deadly poisons in both of our countries – he declared.

As Reuters emphasized, the extradition of “El Nini” is one of the most famous during the presidency of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took power in December 2018.

WE REMEMBER THE TEXT OF MONIKA WINIARSKA: “Cory was 48, David was 18, Nicholas was one year old. 'Fetty' could have killed all Americans.”

Main photo source: Isaac Esquivel/EPA/PAP



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