Dionicio Ávila Bárcenas, alias “El Metro 85″ or “El Comandante Chiricuas,” identified as the head of the Gulf Cartel in Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas, was extradited to the United States on charges of criminal association and crimes against health.
“El Metro 85” is identified as a member of a criminal organization that, between 2014 and 2016, was responsible for overseeing the importation of cocaine and marijuana into the United States from Mexico, as well as coordinating its distribution from South Texas to other U.S. cities.
The man, also known as “El Comandante Chiricuas,” is wanted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for the abovementioned crimes.
Ávila Bárcenas was arrested last April by agents of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) at a residence inside the exclusive Cumbres de Lago subdivision in the Juriquilla area of Querétaro state.
The handover, which complied with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States, took place at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to the U.S. agents designated for their final transfer.
Mexico asked the US to extradite an alleged murderer
Last Friday, prosecutors filed charges against a U.S. woman suspected of killing a compatriot who is seen being beaten in a video that went viral.
The Baja California Sur state prosecutor’s office did not identify the suspect in the Oct. 29 death of Shanquella Robinson.
But on Thursday, they said they had approached federal prosecutors and Mexican diplomats to try to obtain the woman’s extradition to answer charges in Mexico.
Robinson’s death at a resort in San Jose del Cabo caused shockwaves in both countries. The video generated suspicions that Robinson had died at the hands of the people he was traveling with.
Prosecutor Antonio López Rodríguez said the case was being investigated as a possible homicide, and an arrest warrant was issued for the suspect. The group Robinson was traveling with had left Mexico after her body was found on a rented farm.
State prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa Anaya said the suspect was also a U.S. citizen but did not identify her.
According to Charlotte, North Carolina, news media, the people Robinson was traveling with gave different versions of her death. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was a severe spinal cord or neck injury.
A video apparently filmed at the luxury residence in San Jose del Cabo shows one woman, identified as Robinson, beating another.
The video has been posted several times on social networks. A man with an American accent is heard saying, “Can you at least fight back?” The man did not intervene in the beating.