19 enero, 2022

FGE arrests American citizen wanted in California for drug trafficking

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

An American citizen was detained by the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) based on extradition treaties between Mexico and the United States, as well as diplomatic collaboration agreements, between Baja’s general director of International Police Affairs, the Interpol, the Federal Attorney General’s Office and the FGE, the man was arrested and identified as JOSE VALENTIN “X”, 21 years old, hailing from California.

The FGE reported, in a press release, that agents of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), after receiving the request for support from those involved in the arrest of the drug smuggler, helped implement a raid operation aiming to detain JOSÉ VALENTÍN, who had an arrest warrant issued by United States authorities, for the crime of drug trafficking.

The exchange of information between the Liaison Unit of the Baja California Prosecutor’s Office with the Liaison Office of the US Marshals, they were able to establish that this man, hailing from California, whose main job was the distribution, smuggling and sales of drugs, had fled to Mexicali trying to avoid being detained.

US Marshals had intelligence and information which showed that JOSE could be hiding in the area of the so called Ahumadita section of the city, agents of the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) carried out a cabinet and field investigation, and checked the information regarding the case set out an operation in the area.

This resulted in JOSE VALENTIN´s capture, once the corresponding procedures had been completed, José Valentín was handed over by the Liaison Unit of the FGE to the US authorities, so the close collaboration between the State Attorney General’s Office with the United States authorities is strengthened, especially because it allows close coordination between police institutions of both countries to arrest people who commit crimes on both sides of the border.

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