The American-born son of Mexico’s most wanted drug lord was eventually extradited to the United States, putting an end to a lengthy lawsuit.
Rubén ‘El Menchito’ Oseguera González was handed over to US federal officers on Thursday, confirmed the attorney general of Mexico.
‘El Menchito’ is the son of Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes – the leader of the dreaded Jalisco New Generation Cartel, considered the most powerful criminal organization in Mexico.
A federal court in the District of Columbia had applied for its arrest since 2017 when it sued 29-year-old San Francisco resident on two counts.
The authorities accused El Menchito of “conspiracy to distribute significant amounts of narcotic drugs for illegal import into the United States” and involved in the use of a firearm during and in connection with one or more drug offenses “between 2007 and February 2017.
El Menchito is considered the heir to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and was the second in command of the organization before he was arrested by Mexican security forces in June 2015.
Rubén ‘El Menchito’ Oseguera González was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Thursday, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s office attached to DailyMail.com. He was born in San Francisco and is the son of Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes
El Menchito’s father is Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera Cervantes (photo), the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the most powerful criminal group in Mexico
Oseguera González was transported from a federal prison in Hermosillo, Sonora and flown to Washington.
He was moved to that prison in September after a video from a Mexican gang revealed a plot to free him from Altiplano prison with maximum security in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, where he has been detained since his arrest in June 2015.
Altiplano is the same facility where the infamous drug kingpin Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán escaped in 2015.
In an attempt to prevent his extradition to the United States, El Menchito wrote a two-page letter to the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, claiming that he was an “honest person, hard worker, modest [and] dedicated. “
But the letter did little to convince López Obrador to intervene.
El Menchito also complained that he was kept in isolation and forbade to communicate with the rest of the prisoner population.
The cartel boss has been fighting the police for years.
Drug trafficking, possession of weapons and criminal kinship thrown by judges in October and December 2014.
He was released on December 26, 2014 because there was insufficient evidence to accuse him of drug trafficking and to be the cartel leader.
Six months later he was arrested by the Mexican army and the federal police after a nose operation.
US authorities say Rubén Oseguera González is the commander of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel behind his father, El Mencho
A judge released him on July 1 after he had ruled that prosecutors had imposed the same charges that he had already been acquitted of and that his appropriate procedural rights were being violated.
But again, as he walked away, the authorities waited for him again.
Federal prosecutors were given 40-day preventive detention, and he was eventually accused in August 2015 as second commander behind El Mencho in the power structure of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and money laundering.
Since then he has remained in custody.
His defense even went so far as to present a forensic report claiming that the digital images of the US did not match El Menchito’s photos which were taken when he was transferred in February 2016 to Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 13 in Oaxaca.
Ruben Oseguera González said in a two-page manuscript of the Mexican press release Proceso and published in December that he is an “honest person, hard worker, modest” [and] devoted ‘
A judge from the eighth district court in the state of Oaxaca, however, shot Oseguera González’s request to have his extradition removed, because it had no value.
An additional investigation by the Attorney General’s office revealed that there was a connection between facial features and the images of Oseguera González.
El Menchito, born in San Francisco, also steadfastly claimed that this was not the son of El Mencho and presented documents that had been rejected by the Mexican judicial system.
On August 29, 2019, a judge ruled that Oseguera González was not guilty of involvement in organized crime and ordered his immediate release. But the authorities kept him behind bars on charges of money laundering and illegal possession of military weapons.
The United States government is currently offering a $ 10 million reward for the arrest of El Menchito’s father.
His father is the most wanted man in Mexico and has a premium of $ 1.6 million on his head. He escaped the army in 2013.
El Mencho is one of the 10 most wanted men on the FBI list and the US Department of Justice also offers a $ 10 million reward for his arrest
El Mencho is one of the 10 most wanted men on the FBI list and the US Department of Justice also offers a $ 10 million reward for his arrest.
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, the El Mencho organization is active in 22 of 32 states in Mexico and has shipped cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl heroin to the United States. It has also established that the group is present in Europe, Asia and Australia.
His gang wages several wars against hostile criminal groups, including the Sinaloa cartel, which was once led by Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. It has also been involved in a number of cruel clashes with the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, which has a major impact on the illegal sale of gasoline in Mexico.