Tuesday, November 26, 2013

AZMEX UPDATE 26-11-13 b


Serafin Zambada won't fight extradition to California
This photo, circulated widely on Mexican news media websites, purports to show Serafin Zambada, son of alleged drug-trafficking kingpin Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:11 pm | Updated: 12:28 pm, Mon Nov 25, 2013.
By Curt Prendergast
Nogales International

A judge in Tucson on Monday ordered the son of a leading Sinaloa Cartel figure to be transferred to California "as soon as practical" to face drug-trafficking charges.
Serafin Zambada-Ortiz, the 23-year-old U.S.-born son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, was arrested last Wednesday at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales as he tried to enter the country with his wife. The U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday that it would seek his removal from Arizona to California, where he faces federal charges.
On Monday, Serafin Zambada's defense attorney, Nogales-based Saji Vettiyil, waived his client's right to a hearing in Tucson in favor of holding the proceedings at U.S. District Court in San Diego.
If the defense had requested the hearings be held in Tucson, prosecutors likely would have appealed it on jurisdictional grounds, Vettiyil said after Monday morning's hearing in front of Judge D. Thomas Ferraro.
Although he could not say for sure, Vettiyil said he expected the transfer to take place by the end of the week or early next week.
Zambada only comments to the judge on Monday consisted of short yes-and-no answers. As he exited the courtroom, he made the shape of a heart with his hands for the benefit of two unidentified women in the back of the gallery.
His father Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada is believed to be a top lieutenant to Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man. El Mayo is a highly sought-after fugitive in his own right, and U.S. authorities have offered rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest or conviction.
Serafin Zambada was indicted in September by a federal grand jury in San Diego on charges that he conspired to bring at least 500 grams of methamphetamine and 5 kilograms of cocaine to the United States.


Doubt more violence in Zambada case
Rejects Public Security Secretary that Sinaloa has repercussions for arrest of the son of "El Mayo"
Marcela Guerrero


CULIACÁN._ After the arrest of the son of Ismael " El Mayo" Zambada , Serafin Zambada Ortiz, the Ministry of Public Security has denied that Sinaloa Sinaloa implications . Genaro García Castro denied that violence may rebound in the state , which presumably has been decrease in homicides .

"We do not expect this relative tranquility we are having , as we reduce the whole operation of the security , or law enforcement or social, because at first it was neither in Sinaloa , nor was Mexican authorities , has no correlation with us, " he said. On Friday , U.S. authorities confirmed the arrest by the DEA Ortiz Serafin Zambada , the son of Ismael " El Mayo" Zambada Garcia, the border crossing in Nogales , Arizona.

As reported by unofficial sources and was later confirmed Ortiz Zambada was arrested Wednesday afternoon while crossing into the United States through Nogales , along with his wife Yameli Torres , who was later released . The head of the SSP said that so far U.S. authorities have not requested information about the detainee or his family relationships.

" We are not ( they have not asked us for information) is not about us , since it is not our area ," he said . Serafin Zambada Ortiz is 23 and is originally from San Diego , California. It is the second son of " El Mayo" arrested after Mexican authorities captured Vicente Zambada Niebla in 2009 in Mexico City .

The indictment in United States v. Ortiz Zambada was filed on September 27 in San Diego. Contains few details and only said that conspired to introduce at least 500 grams of methamphetamine and five kilograms of cocaine into the United States.


5 dead after vehicle wreck in Falfurrias
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:35 am
Daniella Diaz | The Monitor


FALFURRIAS - Five people were killed Saturday night after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tree while trying to flee from police, authorities said.

The wreck happened after 7 p.m. Saturday in Falfurrias, said a local law enforcement official not authorized to speak about the investigation.

Falfurrias police is leading the accident investigation. Officials there did not immediately return requests for comment Sunday morning.

More than 10 people were inside the vehicle when it crashed, the official said.

The driver, about 20 years old, was not suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but could face criminal charges, the official said.

Authorities believe the passengers may be undocumented immigrants. Similar wrecks have occurred across South Texas, where people are overloaded in vehicles that have wrecked.

Those injured were transported to area hospitals in Kingsville and elsewhere.

A dispatcher said more information would be disclosed on Monday.


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