- The US hands drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix to Mexico.
- Arellano Félix had been handed over to ICE.
- The crminal was taken to the Matamoros Brownsville International Bridge.
On Monday, the United States Government handed drug dealer Eduardo Arellano Félix to Mexico, former head of the Tijuana cartel, who was released last week from a Pennsylvania prison, according to the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office, which immediately afterwards executed an arrest warrant against him for several crimes.
According to the Reforma Agency, upon entering the Aztec country the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) executed an arrest warrant against Arellano and transferred him to the Altiplano Prison, in the State of Mexico. According to the same news agency, the arrest warrant against Arellano Félix was issued by a Control judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center of Almoloya de Juárez, for the crimes of organized crime, crimes against health and criminal association.
Eduardo Arellano Félix is handed over
The delivery of Eduardo Arellano Félix took place at the New International Bridge, which connects the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas with Brownsville, Texas, in the midst of a strong security operation. “The Doctor” was released from the prison in which he was being held in Pennsylvania, the EFE news agency reported on Sunday.
The Mexican drug trafficker was serving a 15-year prison sentence for money laundering, but was released after serving 13 years in prison. “A few minutes ago at the Matamoros Brownsville International Bridge, it was handed over to the FGR (Attorney General of the Republic) and the Secretary of National Defense Eduardo” A “, explained the Public Ministry in a statement.
“The Doctor” is arrested again
According to the brief message from the Prosecutor’s Office, “an arrest warrant was issued for organized crime and other crimes” against Arellano Félix, known as “The Doctor.” The Mexican drug trafficker was released on August 18 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 the United States.
The 64-year-old Mexican did not complete his sentence as a result of his extensive cooperation with 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.
Eduardo Arellano Félix was in ICE custody
Upon his release from jail, he was taken into custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) pending deportation. The cartel of the Arellano Félix brothers monopolized drug trafficking routes for more than 20 years through Tijuana, in northwestern Mexico.
The group’s former leader, Benjamín Arellano Félix, was extradited from Mexico in April 2011 and sentenced to 25 years in prison in a federal court in San Diego in April 2012, while Francisco Javier Arellano Félix is serving a life sentence after his Capture in 2006 by US Coast Guard Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix Delivered.
Eduardo Arellano Félix released from US jail
Mexican drug trafficker Eduardo Arellano Félix, former head of the Tijuana cartel, was released last 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 the United States. United.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP, for its acronym in English) confirmed to the Efe news agency that Arellano Félix, known as “The Doctor”, was 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. Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix delivered.
Mexican drug trafficker 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 when 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.
Eduardo Arellano Félix, known as “The Doctor” was in a low-security federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to BOP data. The information page on the kingpin would be updated by the end of Wednesday, the news agency explained to Efe. Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix delivered.
The powerful drug lord was sent to Mexico
Just on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations, confirmed that USA he changed the status of Eduardo Arellano Félix, alias “El Doctor” and the last leader of the Tijuana Cartel, so he would not be deported to Mexico, but now that his information has been delivered it has been denied.
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 ”. Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix delivered.
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 if they changed their status, it means that they will not be deported to Mexico on Wednesday, “said Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s press conference. President from Mexico.
It should be noted that drug trafficker 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. Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix delivered.
Arellano Félix was extradited to the United States in 2012
As reported by the Reforma news agency, the Tijuana Cartel dominated Mexico’s border with the United States since the 1980s. The narco 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, of which he did not finish serving them. Filed Under: Eduardo Arellano Félix delivered.
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