Friday, January 27, 2023

The United States requests the extradition of Guatemala’s deputy and mayor

The Public Ministry of Guatemala presented this Wednesday a request to withdraw the pretrial proceedings -fuero- against two deputies and two mayors, so that they could be removed. Arrested and, where appropriate, extradited to the United StatesWhich points them to alleged drug trafficking.

“This request stems from a petition filed by the government of the United States of America, requesting the temporary detention and formal extradition of four individuals to that country for drug-trafficking-related issues.”

Among those indicated are the substitute deputy of the Central American Parliament (Parlasen), Freddy Arnoldo Salazar Flores; Impugned and required by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

as well as the deputy of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, José Armando Ubico Aguilar, nominated and required by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; The same court claimed the mayor of El Rodeo, San Marcos, Cristian Omar Escobar Angel.

And the same instance claims that the mayor of Cuilpa, Santa Rosa, referred to the MP of that Central American country.

Deputy José Armando Ubico Aguilar was sentenced to 46 months in prison in 2003 in the United States. drug trafficking; He was conditionally released early in 2005, serving until 2008.

In addition, in 2019 a report sent by the United States Department of State to the Congress of the Republic included that deputy in the list 27 Guatemalans face corruption charges in the countries of the Northern Triangle.

On March 4, he was recognized by Defense Minister Henry Reyes Chigua for promoting several security legislation initiatives, and primarily the legislation known as 60-27 to strengthen military careers.

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