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Friday, October 29, 2021

Guatemala Surrenders Four Alleged Drug Traffickers To The US For Extradition

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Guatemala delivered four Guatemalans on extradition to the United States Justice on Thursday, which claimed them for crimes related to drug trafficking.

According to the spokesman of the Guatemalan National Civil Police, Edwin Monroy, the four people were transferred in the early hours of this day under strong security measures to the facilities of the Guatemalan Air Force (FAG), in southern Guatemala City.

Prior to being handed over to the United States, the alleged drug traffickers were subjected to different tests, including the COVID-19 test.

According to the General Directorate of the Penitentiary System (DGSP), two of the extradited are Julio Aníbal Batres Otzoy and José Cruz Ojeda, alias "Comejón", who could not be transferred to the northern country on September 17.

That day the two tested positive for COVID-19 when they were already in Guatemalan air facilities, so they were isolated for treatment.

Batres Otzoy, 43, was arrested in May of this year in the department of Escuintla (south), while Cruz Ojeda, 38, was captured in March in the department of Suchitepéquez (southwest).

According to the authorities, the other two alleged drug traffickers are Gerson Blas Muñoz Cifuentes, 40, and Gilberto Gómez Jiménez, 43.

Muñoz, known by the alias of "El Duke", was arrested in February 2021 in the municipality of La Esperanza, in the western department of Quetzaltenango, requested by a Texas court for drug trafficking between 2015 and 2016.

While Gómez, alias "Gino", was captured on June 7 of this year in a village in the municipality of Masagua, in the department of Escuintla, on the south coast of Guatemala, also claimed for drug trafficking by the US Justice.

On September 17, the alleged Guatemalan drug traffickers José Juan Súñiga Rodríguez and Donald Roberto Osorio were extradited to the United States.

So far in 2021, according to the Ministry of the Interior, the security forces of the Central American country have captured at least 44 Guatemalans claimed by the US Justice for drug trafficking.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully all central American governments do that and help shorten the convoys of people walking to the us border in Droves in order to keep agents away from busting drugs while they are distracted in watching these losers waving their flags.


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