The alleged leader of La Línea, the executive arm of the Juárez Cartel, Carlos Arturo Quintana alias ‘El 80’, was extradited to the United States by Mexican authoritiesreported this Sunday the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).
“In compliance with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States of America, the FGR extradited a man of Mexican nationality,” the FGR reported in a statement.
Quintana is one of the most wanted men by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is considered the intellectual author of the murder of the journalist Miroslava Breach, in March 2017.
The extradition order was requested from the Mexican Government by the Federal District Court to the District of New Mexico, for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health.
“Carlos ‘Q’ is an alleged member of a criminal organization responsible for directing, managing and monitoring drug trafficking activities in the state of Chihuahua to New Mexico, United States,” said the FGR.
The delivery of Quintana was made at the International Airport of the City of Toluca, in the State of Mexico, andBetween United States agents designated for their transfer to said country and the Mexican judicial authorities.
In May 2018, the known criminal as ‘El 80’ was arrested by the former Federal Police in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua by various investigation folders for orchestrating violence in this entity and the international transfer of drugs.
The provisional arrest warrant completed on that date was issued by a Mexican federal judge based in Almoloya de Juárez, in the State of Mexico, the provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes against of the alleged leader of La Línea and allegedly in charge of orchestrating violence in Chihuahua, which was completed in 2018.
Almost a year before his arrest, Quintana was linked with the murder of the Mexican journalist Miroslava Breachsince at the place of his execution a cardboard was found with the message “For a long tongue”, presumably signed by ‘El 80’.