The main hitman of the Sinaloa cartel is extradited to the US

Mexico has extradited an important figure from the Sinaloa cartel to the United States.

Prosecutors allege that Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, known as El Nini, was a “main killer” who worked for the drug trafficker’s children. Joaquin Guzmanbetter known as El Chapo.

He is wanted in the United States on drug and weapons trafficking charges, which he denies.

US officials had offered a $3m (£2.4m) reward for information leading to his capture.

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland alleges that El Nini was part of the Sinola cartel’s production and sale of fentanyl. a deadly synthetic opioidin the U.S.

Speaking after the extradition on Saturday, Garland alleged that El Nini was one of the members of the cartel. hitmenor hired killers.

El Nini “was responsible for the murder, torture and kidnapping of rivals and witnesses who threatened the cartel’s criminal drug trafficking enterprise,” Garland said.

US prosecutors alleged that El Nini was tasked with kidnapping, torturing and killing rival drug traffickers. He was detained in the organization’s stronghold in Culiacánthe capital of the state of Sinaloa, which gives its name to the cartel.

The arrest is part of an effort by US and Mexican authorities to stem the flow of fentanyl. along the Mexico-United States border. The drug contributes to the deaths of tens of thousands of people each year in the United States.

Pérez is one of the highest-profile extraditions that has taken place during the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has pledged to “achieve peace and end the (drug) war”.

According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, three of El Chapo’s children… Ovidio Guzmán López and his half-brothers Iván Archivaldo and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar – were leaders of a trafficking empire responsible for smuggling millions of doses of fentanyl into the United States.

López, whose nickname is the Mouse, was extradited to the United States in September accused of drug trafficking and money laundering, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Two of the other brothers remain at large.

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