Sinaloa Cartel. The Doll will be extradited to the US

A federal court cleared the way for the Mexican government to hand over the United States to Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramírez, The doll, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel most dangerous and responsible for the murder of the activist Nepomuceno Moreno Núñez, a member of the Movement for Peace, led by the poet Javier Sicily.

The Fourth Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters confirmed on Friday the decision of the Fourteenth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters, Erick Zabalgoitia Novales, who dismissed the demand for guarantees.

In June 2019, the collegiate court had already refused to protect him against the agreement of July 22, 2014, by which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted him in extradition.

It also denied him the protection of justice against articles 29, 30 and 32 of the International Extradition Law; 28, sections XI and XII of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration; and, 7, section X, of the Internal Regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, which the complainant described as unconstitutional. Despite this, Salazar Ramírez filed a new injunction with the intention of delaying its delivery.

The doll was identified by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) as a lieutenant of the capos of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman e Ismael May Zambada, and leader of the criminal group Los Salazar, responsible for the control of planting, production and drug trafficking in Sonora and the mountainous part of Chihuahua, which it sent to the United States.

The Sedena blamed him for the death of Nepomuceno Moreno, who participated in the Dialogues for Peace, in the Castle of Chapultepec,

led by President Felipe Calderón, and the activist’s crime was committed on November 28, 2011.

It was also linked to the murder of the lawyer Ruben Alejandro Cepeda Leos, perpetrated in Hermosillo in November of the same year, and of being the author of multiple executions in Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa and the Federal District.

Last year, the Collegiate Court confirmed the decision of José Díaz de León Cruz, Second District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters, who on June 30, 2015, denied him the protection of justice against extradition.

The complainant alleged that the Mexican authorities “improperly” granted probative value to various actions that he described as illegal; Furthermore, he asserted, there was an infiltration of agents (of the DEA) and cooperating witnesses or collaborators, which led to his arrest.

“It is valid that the administrative authority and not the judicial authority decide whether or not extradition is granted, since it is an act that concerns relations with other members of the international community and, therefore, must be governed by the principle of reciprocity, that is, it is an exclusive act of national sovereignty, the decision of which is reserved to the discretion of the Federal Executive ”, details the judgment in the first instance.

Alfredo Salazar was detained by the Army on November 1, 2012, in the municipality of Huixquilucan, State of Mexico. It is required by the Federal Court of the Western District of Texas, for the charge of criminal association, for possessing with the intention of distributing five or more kilograms of cocaine.



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