Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

"El Piolin", suspected killer of immigration agent, faces extradition to US

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 |

CNN

A Mexican drug cartel operative accused in the killing of a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico faces extradition to the United States, Mexico's attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

Julian Zapata Espinoza, alias "El Piolin," or "Tweety," was served with a new arrest warrant for extradition on Saturday, the agency said. The suspect, who had been arrested in February, was transferred to another prison.

The United States requested that Mexico arrest Zapata Espinoza with the aim of extraditing him for his "probable responsibility" in the killing of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata on a San Luis Potosi highway on February 15.

Espinoza had been arrested in the weeks after the shooting, and allegedly told authorities that the killers were "confused by the aspects of the vehicle" in which Zapata and another ICE agent were seated. "They thought it was owned by a rival group," an official said.

Zapata Espinoza will be processed to determine if he will be extradited to the United States to face charges of murder, attempted murder and weapons possession.



Spanish Link:Giran orden de extradición en contra de 'El Piolín' http://www.informador.com.mx/primera/2011/293242/6/giran-orden-de-extradicion-en-contra-de-el-piolin.htm

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Anonymous said...

The Mexican should extridite Miguel Treviño Morales of the Zetas for the Murder of David Hartley at Falcon Lake.

Hes the Zeta Commander of that Area, it was either Him or someone working under or with him that was responsible for His Murder.

All arrows are pointing to Moarales as the KEY to solving the Falcon Lake Murder of U.S. Citizen David Hartley.

Anonymous said...

He would be so lucky! Moving him to the states would be the equivalent of moving a US citizen in max security to a white collar camp. Leave him in Mexico to rot! Why would we spend more tax money on this sub human? I'm sick of hearing about all these dirty mexicans. Their greed and lack of respect for life.

Anonymous said...

Texcoco Mex said.

I want to know when I will see the people I know here.
When the real FBI is after you, not even the corrupted cops from San Diego Ca will save you. You bunch of two face MF traitors.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD You mean to say that this thug murderer will actually spend the remainder of his life in a cell!! No wonder he has such a sower look on his face,no Mexican JUSTICE for you, Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Bigger question is who gave him up as the scapegoat and how much will he be paid...

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