Lucio R. Borderland Beat
Ismael Zambada Imperial "El Mayito Gordo", son of Sinaloa Capo, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, has been ordered extradited to the US, to face charges against him in the federal court, California Southern District, San Diego.
Reforma reports that the Sixth District Judge, Alejandro Caballero Vértiz, sent his decision to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who in turn has 20 days to reach a decision to approve the extradition.
In November, 2014, "The Mayito Gordo" was arrested by the Navy in the town of El Ranchito de los Burgos, 60 kilometers from Culiacan and four days later he was booked into Penal Federal de Occidente, in Jalisco.
If the extradition occurs, that will be the third son of El Mayo that has been placed into the hands of United States Federal Court.
Mayito’s brother, Serafin Zambada Ortiz, who was arrested in November last year at a checkpoint on the border with the United States, he has since plead guilty in exchange for a plea bargain. Previously another brother Vicente Zambada Niebla, was arrested by the Mexican Army on March 18, 2009, later extradited to the United States and sits in federal prison. Vicente also entered a plea agreement with the United States. It can be read below.
El Mayo fathered 5 daughters in addition to his sons, one of which died in an electrical accident.
This is the notice he filed on 3.15.11 about 2 years before he plead guilty, contending he was working with U.S. Agents, and he was a victim of entrapment.
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