MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says it’s extradited two drug trafficking suspects to the United States, one of them believed to be a major cocaine distributor for the Sinaloa Cartel.
Sunday’s statement by the Attorney General’s Office identifies them as Cesar Gastelum Serrano and Pedro Alejandro Rubio Perez.
Gastelum Serrano was arrested in April in the resort of Cancun. The U.S. Treasury Department placed him on its drug kingpin list in December, calling him “one of the most prolific cocaine suppliers for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.”
The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said he headed “a vast criminal network to lead a cocaine trafficking organization capable of moving tons of cocaine per week through Honduras and Guatemala to Mexico.”
Rubio Perez was arrested in 2013 on drug and organized crime charges.