At least ten men have been killed in the state of Sonora following clashes between factions of the Sinaloa Cartel. One side is led by Joaquin ‘El Chapo Guzman’s sons, and the other by fugitive drug lord Caro Quintero. He has been running from the law since his unexpected release from prison in 2013 on a technicality.
Fugitive drug lord Caro Quintero has asked a Mexican court to void an extradition request made by the United States government. According to his lawyers, the drug lord is too poor to be a flight risk. Speaking on his behalf, his lawyers argue that he has no way of making an income.
The Brooklyn Federal Court in New York has announced that it’s seeking the extradition of Ismael Quintero Arellanes. Arellanes is a nephew to fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is currently linked to the Sinaloa cartel. Quintero Arellanes was captured by the Mexican Army in Culiacán, Sinaloa on January 29.