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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mexican Judge Linked to the CJNG Wants to Know if He Has a Pending US Extradition Request

"Morogris" for Borderland Beat
Isidro Avelar Gutiérrez is imprisoned in the state of Nayarit, where the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) holds a strong influence.

Mexican ex-judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez issued a motion to a Mexican tribunal court to determine if the US Embassy in Mexico City has a pending extradition request against him.

Avelar Gutierrez was federal judge and public servant who the U.S. government accuses of having ties to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). He is suspected of receiving bribes in exchange for favorable court rulings to senior CJNG members.

The tribunal court did not immediately answer Avelar Gutierrez's request, but they said they would provide him with one in the next few days.

The prosecution alleges that Avelar Gutierrez generated over $12.2 million pesos (approximately US$604,350) from illegal streams. Earlier this year, Borderland Beat reported that presiding judge Juan Miguel Ortiz Marmolejo from the State of Mexico said that the case presented was strong enough to take Avelar Gutiérrez to trial.

He is currently imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 4 (also known as "El Rincon"), a maximum-security prison in the state of Nayarit. He was approved to be imprisoned there because the judge said it was safer for him and closer to him. 

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In May 2019, the U.S. government assured that Avelar Gutiérrez had ties with the CJNG and its financial cell Los Cuinis. They said he was collaborating with the former Governor of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda. The latter was specifically accused of misappropriation of state assets and of receiving bribes just like Avelar Gutiérrez.

“Officials such as Isidro Avelar Gutierrez and Roberto Sandoval Castañeda callously enrich themselves at the expense of their fellow citizens.  Whether they are receiving bribes from narcotics trafficking organizations or engaging in a variety of other illicit activities, these and other corrupt officials will face serious consequences including being cut off from the U.S. financial system,” the U.S. Department of the Treasury said in a statement.

Avelar Gutiérrez was arrested in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in November 2019 by elements of the FGR. The Federal Judicial Council (CJF) detected payment irregularities and additional income that do not correspond to his role as a public servant.

Sources: Noticias NRTMilenio


  1. Cjng rules nayarit with an iron fist CDS can only day dream about those playas

    1. I am surprised by that, all due to the fact that was BLO territory forever especially since chapo isidro made a peace treaty with Sinaloa/El Mayo. They gave Sinaloa hell with ambushes and strategic plans. Surprised they’re not doing it to the CJNG.

    2. Nayarit has nice playas yes it does.

    3. Did Blo just let that plaza go? Or are they with CJNG?

    4. It's rumored they have a very loose alliance with CJNG more like the enemy of my enemy is my friend and war is bad for bussiness. They work without bothering one another and they respect each other's territory. If another cartel tries to move in they work together but alone to remove the threat but that's as far as that goes. Similar interests and like I said it's bad for bizz to be heating up the plaza

  2. He gets rich moves family to U.S.

  3. This is getting out of hand with the extraditions. Let them stay in MX and get prosecuted.

    US is out of control. Might as well just extradite every criminal in the world and prosecute them in the US. But its the fault of MX and other countries letting it happen. At some point you’ve gotta put your foot down and say NO. Your own homeland discarding you to another country like nothing. That extradition treaty is BS. I am glad some countries still have no formal extradition process with US and other countries.

    1. Yeah I am sure that Mexico will always prosecute and imprison criminals, especially high ranking ones. It's not like Mexico has a problem with corruption and government officials being bribed and letting offenders go free. It's not like the vast majority of crimes in Mexico, especially by high ranking well connected criminals go unpunished. OF course not.

  4. Before all mindless sheep beeeehhh beeeehhh along that this MF should have his balls cut off think about this: saying no to CJNG bribes does not go unpunished. It never does!


  5. The judge should ask the US Embassy, unless he is an ignorant greedy bastard.

  6. There's Mario where's Luigi.


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