Chancellery cancels Hector Beltrán Leyva extradition to the United States
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) canceled the agreement of September 26, 2016, by which it had authorized the extradition of Héctor Manuel Beltrán Leyva "El H" to the United States, pursuant to a ruling of the Fifth Collegiate Court; so the file will be returned to the Eighth District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings located in Mexico City.
This is so that the justice administrator can review the procedure and hold a meeting with experts, and if necessary, appoint a third expert in discord (I'm assuming he/she would be the tie breaker here), to issue his legal opinion on extradition.
It was reported that the judge will have full jurisdiction, that is, according to what results from the meeting of experts may decide whether or not to grant the extradition of Beltrán Leyva who was considered the number two within the criminal organization of the brothers Beltrán Leyva, and who was arrested in 2014.
Beltrán Leyva, brother of Arturo, founder of the cartel, was born in Sinaloa on February 15, 1965 and after the death of his brother Arturo in 2009, he assumed the position of leader of the criminal organization.
According to the Federal Investigation Bureau, Hector, 49, was in charge of planning, supervising and controlling the drug trafficking and the collection of money from these activities in Mexico City and several other states.
The US agency believes that Héctor Beltrán Leyva was involved in the commercialization and trafficking of multiple tons of cocaine and marijuana to the United States.
During the amparo trial, differences were detected between the conclusions of the experts appointed by the parties regarding the identity of "El H"; However, in August 2016 the criminal judge considered that it was not necessary to appoint a third expert in discord and conduct a meeting of experts as ordered by the Federal Code of Criminal Procedures governing the extradition of Beltrán Leyva.