Presumed drug trafficker is captured in Guatemala and could be extradited to the US

The Prosecutor’s Office detailed this Monday that Ángel Paolo Alpírez García was arrested on Sunday night.

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The Public Ministry of Guatemala reported the arrest of an alleged drug trafficker, being the third capture of the year at the request of the United States Justice for extradition.

In a statement, the Prosecutor’s Office detailed this Monday that Ángel Paolo Alpírez García, known by the aliases “Anllelo Paolo Alpírez García”, “Ángel” or “Lic”, was arrested on Sunday night.

The alleged drug trafficker was arrested by agents of the Guatemalan National Police at the La Aurora international airport, when he was returning from a trip to Costa Rica, after there was an arrest warrant against him for extradition purposes to the United States.

According to what was detailed by the Public Ministry of that country, the organization to which Garcia allegedly belongs had been trafficking large amounts of cocaine and heroin to the United States from South America since 2008.

In 2021, Guatemala achieved a figure of 57 arrests for the purpose of extradition for drug trafficking to the United States.

The country has been used, according to experts, as a bridge for the transfer of drugs from South America to the United States, according to what was reported by the EFE news agency.

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