August 23, 2021

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The FGR extradites “El Chato”, leader of Guerreros Unidos, to the United States

The FGR extradites “El Chato”, leader of Guerreros Unidos, to the United States
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The FGR indicated that “El Chato” was handed over to the United States Government to be prosecuted “for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health.”

Mexico City, August 22 (EFE) .- The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) of Mexico reported this Sunday that it delivered in extradition to the United States an alleged leader of the criminal group Warriors United, whom Mexican media identified as Edgar Pineda, “El Chato”.

In a statement, the Prosecutor’s Office indicated that the subject was handed over for prosecution “for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health“.

The institution stated that, in compliance with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States, “he extradited to the Government of that country, a person of Mexican nationality required by the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.”

In April 2020, the FGR arrested in the state of Quintana Roo, for extradition purposes, the drug lord, who was identified as responsible for the importation and distribution of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines to Houston, Texas, and the city. from Chicago, Illinois.

The report pointed to Edgar “P”, as “member of a drug trafficking organization (United warriors), he was probably in charge of coordinating the importation and distribution of methamphetamine to the United States ”.

In the state of Guerrero, the most prominent criminal groups are Los Rojos and Guerreros Unidos, at odds over the heroin trade.

According to the official version of the Government of President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), Guerreros Unidos would be behind the disappearance in 2014 in Iguala (Guerrero) of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, whom he would have confused with members of Los Rojos.

The note indicated that the Government of Mexico “granted the extradition of the claimed ”to the US Government.

The delivery took place at the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM), to the US agents designated for their transfer to that country.

The extradition agreement between the two countries was signed in 1978, however, the first extraditions occurred until 1995.