Monday, October 14, 2019

El Cuini's extradition to the U.S. halted

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat T Gus from Reforma

A federal judge granted Abigael González Valencia "El Cuini", one of the leaders of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG), the protection [amparo] against the extradition order to the United States, where he will be tried for drug trafficking crimes.

The Michoacán kingpin awarded  protection of justice against the decision to surrender him it to the US issued on March 25 by the Foreign Ministry.

At the moment, the details of the ruling are publicly unknown, its effects and scope, since on the page of the Federal Judiciary Council it only registers the meaning of the resolution, but not a public version of it.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic has already challenged Judge Cervantes' sentence and it will be a collegiate circuit court that will
determine whether or not the leader of the Los Cuinis clan is delivered to the American Union or not.

"El Cuni" is  to be tried in the Federal Court of the District of Columbia, based in Washington, for drug trafficking, money laundering and the equivalent of the crime of organized crime.

The extradition order against which he now litigates, is the second issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, because the first was canceled last December by the Sixth Criminal Collegiate Court, which instructed the replacement of the procedure.

The argument was that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not value in that first extradition order if "El Cuini" was to be handed over before or after being prosecuted and sentenced in Mexico for a trial to carry firearms and another for murder in Chiapas.

González Valencia was arrested on February 28, 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, after traveling from Spain to attend a party.