A new blow could be dealt Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), since the United States formally submitted an extradition request to Mexico in order to try in its territory Antonio Oseguera Cervantesalias “Tony Montana”brother of Nemesio Oseguerabetter known as “El Mencho”maximum leader of the criminal organization.
The US authorities seek to bring him before a Court of the District of Columbia for the crimes of international drug trafficking and possession of weapons.
Through diplomatic note 16-0682, the United States Department of State made a formal request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) for the handover of “Tony Montana”, detained by the Mexican Army and the National Guard in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, in December of last year, according to the newspaper El Universal.
Immediately, the defense of the brother of Mencho filed an application for protection against the formal request for extradition. However, the judge in charge declared himself incompetent to hear the matter.
It was at the beginning of 2023 when the United States Department of Justice filed charges against Antonio Oseguera Cervantes for international cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking, as well as for possession of weapons to commit drug trafficking.
According to the indictment, Oseguera Cervantes conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, beginning in January 1998, reported TV Azteca Noticias.
Also known as “Tony Storm”, He is considered by the United States Department of the Treasury as a high-level member of the CJNG and in charge of money laundering and international drug trafficking.
In the event that the extradition were to take place, the CJNG and its leader could be threatenedsince in the last trials of drug traffickers they have made deals with the US justice system to obtain benefits, and they include ratting out the high command of criminal organizations, regardless of their kinship.
– “Tony Montana”, brother of Mencho, was sent to the maximum security prison where Caro Quintero is.
– The relatives of “El Mencho” who have been captured while he is still a fugitive.