- Hispanic who is an alleged drug trafficker was arrested at his own wedding minutes before saying “I do.”
- The alleged Colombian narco known as ‘Machete’ has had a search and arrest warrant since 2017.
- The suspect was hiding in the mountains of Antioquia to avoid arrest.
What was supposed to be the happiest day of the life of a Hispanic couple ended up turning into what looked like a movie scene. A Hispanic was arrested at his own wedding minutes before saying “I do,” Antena 3 News reported.
The arrest occurred in Uramita, Colombia, when army officers stormed into a small town church to arrest an alleged drug trafficker who was in the middle of the altar next to his wife. To see the video of the arrest click HERE.
Hispanic arrested at his own wedding
Suspect Luis Daniel Santana Hernández, also known as ‘Machete’, allegedly belongs to a Colombian cartel called the ‘Clan del Golfo’ that operates between Antioquia and Chocó. ‘Machete’, who was arrested dressed as a groom, had a search warrant and capture since 2017.
In a video published by the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office, it is seen how the relatives and those attending the wedding tried to prevent the military from taking the alleged Hispanic drug trafficker into custody by grabbing them by the arms and yelling for them to release him. The suspect was presented before a guarantee control judge and was charged with the crime of aggravated conspiracy to commit a crime. Now he is behind bars with a security measure.
Famous Mexican narco released from US jail
On the other hand, Mexican drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix, former head of the Tijuana cartel, was released this Wednesday from a federal prison in Pennsylvania where he was serving a 15-year sentence on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to use illicit profits. in United States.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed to Efe today that Arellano Félix, known as “the Doctor”, is no longer in their custody. Although he had been sentenced to 15 years in prison, the 64-year-old Mexican did not complete his sentence.
Mexican drug lord Eduardo Arellano Félix was released
This, as a result of his extensive cooperation with the US authorities, which began in May 2013 when he pleaded guilty. Part of the agreement with the government in accepting his guilt included that he be convicted of only two of the seven charges he was charged with when he was extradited from Mexico in August 2012.
Arellano Félix was in a low-security federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to BOP data. The information page on the kingpin will be updated by the end of the day, the news agency explained to Efe.
Will the powerful drug lord Eduardo Arellano Félix be sent to Mexico?
Just yesterday, Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations, confirmed that USA he changed the status of Eduardo Arellano Félix, alias “El Doctor” and last leader of the Tijuana Cartel, so he will not be deported to Mexico.
According to information from ReformThis ‘powerful drug dealer’ would be named as a protected witness: “The information we have is that his status was changed, yesterday our legal officer notified us of that. The United States has no obligation to tell us why, but what we assume or presume is that the condition of the witness has changed ”.
Drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix was arrested in 2008
“There have already been previous cases, it is most likely, but we will confirm it. But they did change the status, it means that he will not be deported to Mexico on Wednesday, “said Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s press conference. President It should be noted that the drug lord Eduardo Arellano Félix was arrested in Tijuana on October 25, 2008 after a shooting in a residential area of Mesa de Otay. He was the last of four brothers persecuted by the US authorities for leading the Tijuana Cartel.
Drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix was extradited to the United States in 2012
As reported by Reforma, the Tijuana Cartel dominated Mexico’s border with the United States since the 1980s. The drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix, also known as El Doctor, was extradited on August 31, 2012 to the United States.
This country claimed him for the crimes of criminal association, organized crime, against health and money laundering. After his trial, he pleaded guilty to being the financial manager of the Cartel with his last name, and a judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
New crimes would be charged
Marcelo Ebrard also commented that, in the event of the deportation of Eduardo Arellano Félix to Mexico, it will depend on the Attorney General’s Office to seek to impute new crimes to the drug trafficker to prevent him from going free.
It was last April that it was announced that The Doctor, called in this way for having studied Medicine. he would get his freedom today, which was not the case. He is currently in a low-security federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Filed Under: Hispanic Arrested In The Middle Of Wedding.
Inhabitants flee from another municipality in Mexico due to violence
Inhabitants of another municipality in western Mexico have started to flee after being caught in the crossfire of territorial fights between drug cartels. A former mayor of the municipality of Coalcomán said that the town is basically isolated by land.
The local parish priest said in a letter that the roads are impassable and that the population has difficulties in obtaining basic items. The local press published photos of dozens of locals carrying their belongings on dirt roads. Filed Under: Hispanic Arrested In The Middle Of Wedding.
Cartels dispute control of the area
The scene in Coalcomán, in the western state of Michoacán, is similar to the one seen recently in the neighboring municipality of Aguililla. The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel disputes with the United Cartels for control of the area. The logging municipality of Coalcomán is larger than the mining municipality of Aguililla.
“We are experiencing a situation similar to that of Aguililla. People live in uncertainty due to violence, burning cars, road blocks, assassinations everywhere, forced exiles, ”wrote Father Jorge Luis Martínez. Filed Under: Hispanic Arrested In The Middle Of Wedding.
The war between cartels is stronger than ever
The priest described an almost medieval war between rival cartels in which ditches are dug in roads and telecommunications services are disabled. The United Cartels, led by the criminal group Los Viagras, are resorting to scorched earth tactics to prevent the CJNG from moving further into Michoacán.
Martínez pointed out the “destruction of the highway to Michoacán, destruction of telephone lines, little access to the internet and surrounded by armed people.” Calls made to Martinez’s parish failed to connect. Quite a tragedy. Filed Under: Hispanic Arrested In The Middle Of Wedding.
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