Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ extradited to US
Guzman faces charges including drug trafficking
Mexico has sent, one of the top suspected traffickers for the powerful drug cartel of Sinaloa — a close associate of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U.S. to face the charges.
Victor Manuel Felix-Felix, appeared before a federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday, a day after he arrived in California.
Felix-Felix — also known as “El Senor,” is the father-in-law of one of Guzman’s sons, and also the godfather of one of his children, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. He was arrested in October in Mexico City.
He is accused of coordinating the shipments of tons of cocaine and laundering millions of dollars for the cartel.
He is the main defendant in the prosecution, according to The Union-Tribune, which claims to be an operation that is spread over five countries: the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador and Columbia.
A criminal complaint says the case involves a secret U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who infiltrated the cartel that moves tons of drugs to the united states and hundreds of millions of dollars in bulk currency.
A part of the money was deposited in a San Diego bank account held in secret by the DEA.
The US had requested the extradition of Felix Felix.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.