They capture an alleged Guatemalan narco accused by the United States

San Marcos, Guatemala

A assumed drug dealer The Guatemalan man who was extradited by American justice was arrested on Wednesday by the security forces of the Central American country.

Is about José Juan Súñiga Rodríguez, which is being sought by a Texas court for the felony of conspiring to produce and distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine with the intent of illegally transferring it to the United States, the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) said.

The authorities indicated that, according to the initial investigations, the Guatemalan inmate is part of an international organization that trades drugs to the United States.

Súñiga was captured in the municipality of Ayutla, in the southwestern department of San Marcos, bordering Mexico and about 300 kilometers west of Guatemala City.

American justice is contemplating Súñiga as one of those responsible for transporting, directing and managing some of the operations of the drug trafficking group to which he belongs.

According to the MP, the detainee is the brother of Erick Súñiga, who reported to the Drug Control Administration (DEA) on December 19, 2019 when he was mayor of the municipality of Tecún Umán (San Marcos), under drug trafficking. cost.

Juan Súñiga He was one of the financial, technology and services supporters of the organization led by his brother (who died in 2020), who reportedly collaborated for the Sinaloa cartel, authorities said.

According to the prosecution, 15 people have been arrested so far in Guatemala this year, who are being claimed by the United States for alleged links to drug trafficking.

Most inmates have gone through successful trials in the Texas and South Florida District Courts, among others.

One of the last prisoners in the Central American country is the alleged drug dealer Roberto Osorio Pineda, imprisoned March 20 in Los Amates Municipality, Izabal, Caribbean.

According to the prosecution, Osorio, known as “Black,” claims a conspiracy by a Texas court to produce and distribute five kilograms of cocaine in the United States.

Due to its geographic location, Guatemala is used by international cartels as a bridge to trade drugs from South America to the United States. EFE