The Mexican José “La Chepa” González Valencia, considered a high-ranking leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), was extradited from Brazil to the United States to answer for drug trafficking, US authorities reported Friday.
“La Chepa” is due to appear this afternoon before federal judge Robin Meriweather in the Washington District Court, after arriving in the United States on Wednesday from Brazil, where he had been in prison since 2017, the Justice Department said in a statement.
“González Valencia will face a jury in the United States after allegedly trafficking cocaine for more than a decade,” said Anne Milgram, head of the US anti-drug agency DEA.
Also known as “Camarón” or “Santy”, González Valencia is the brother-in-law of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, top leader of the CJNG, accused of sending tons of illegal drugs to the United States and using extreme violence to do so.
González Valencia, 46, was charged with conspiring with other people since early 2006 to distribute cocaine in the United States. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison.
A grand jury in Washington indicted González Valencia on October 26, 2016, who in December 2017 was arrested by the Brazilian police in Fortaleza, in the northeast of the country.
When he was arrested, he was on vacation with his family and was carrying an identity card issued by Bolivia in the name of Jaffet Arias Becerra. The United States then offered a reward of up to $ 5 million for him.
“La Chepa” is seen as a hierarchy in Los Cuinis, a Jalisco-based criminal organization closely linked to the CJNG by family ties since González Valencia’s sister, Rosalinda, is married to “El Mencho.”
“El Mencho” is one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the United States, currently offering a reward of up to 10 million dollars to anyone who provides information that allows their capture.
The “La Chepa” case is part of an operation against organized crime and drug trafficking coordinated by DEA agents in Los Angeles and Brasilia.
CJNG used “super monsters” in attack on Villa Victoria
Security sources revealed that the armored trucks, known as “monsters“With which the CJNG attacked Villa Victoria, Michoacán, they no longer have artisanal armor; now they are already made by armor specialists, with ballistic plates, forged crystals and in half Kevlar fiber.
All with a high level of armor, which only a black tipped .50 caliber bullet can pierce.
These new “super monsters” are equipped with Browning machine guns, Caliber .50, also known as M2.
An armor of this type has a cost in the market of approximately one and a half million pesos.
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