El Güero Palma will remain in detention for “unclear” complaint: AMLO

05/04/2021

Source: The Yucatan Times

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) found an “unclear” complaint against the drug trafficker Héctor El Güero Palma Salazar and requested his detention to define the legal situation.

In the morning conference, the head of the federal Executive clarified that the accused left the Altiplano prison to be transferred to the FGR detention center where he remains deprived of his liberty.

In this regard, he said that the period of detention granted by a federal judge to the FGR will allow authorities from other countries to report if there is an extradition process and discard pending investigation files against one of the founders of the Sinaloa cartel.

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Mexico worries about scorn if another drug lord is released

05/03/2021

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador worried Monday that yet another shadowy release of a drug lord is about to make Mexico a target of international ridicule.

Almost eight years ago, drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero walked out of a Mexican prison late at night with an improperly ordered release. He has since returned to drug trafficking and unleashed bloody turf battles in northern Mexico border state of Sonora.

On Saturday, another top capo of the Sinaloa cartel was about to walk in similar circumstances.

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