Néstor Pérez 'El Nini' is extradited to the US; They accuse him of organized crime and money laundering

This Saturday, Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas 'El Nini', alleged head of security of the group 'Los Chapitos', was extradited to the United StatesThis was confirmed by the Department of Justice.

“This morning, Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as El Nini, was extradited to the United States. “We presume that El Nini was one of the main hitmen of the Sinaloa Cartel, or assassin, and was responsible for the murder, tortoise and kidnapping of rivals and witnesses who threatened the cartel's drug trafficking enterprise,” said the US attorney general. , Merrick Garland, through a statement.

The extradition of Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas was made to the state of New York, where faces charges for alleged organized crime, possession of firearms, fentanyl trafficking and money laundering. Furthermore, it occurred just over six months after being arrested, on November 22, 2023.

“We also presume that 'El Nini' was part of the production and sale of fentanyl by the Sinaloa Cartel, including to the United States. “I am grateful to our counterparts in the Mexican government for their extraordinary efforts to apprehend and extradite 'El Nini,'” Merrick Garland added in the same statement.

'El Nini' is also accused in the Court of the District of Columbia, in Washington, for alleged production and distribution of cocaine and methamphetamineobstruction of justice and possession of firearms.

The US government file indicates that 'El Nini' and the cell he operated had access to high-caliber firearmswhich allowed it to operate independent cells for drug trafficking.

In addition, intelligence elements from Mexico and the United States identify 'El Nini' as the former head of bodyguards for the Los Chapitos group; drug trafficking cell that is made up of the four children of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, who is part of the Sinaloa Cartel, along with Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada and Aureliano Guzmán Loera 'El Guano'.

Previously Néstor Isidro Pérez Salasis also known as Chiken Little or El 09, He was detained in the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation (CEFERESO) Number 1'The Altiplano'.

Ambassador Ken Salazar celebrates the extradition of 'El Nini'

For its part, The United States ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, celebrated that the extradition had been carried out from Néstor Perez 'El Nini' to the North American country, since this action shows that the collaboration of both nations allows us to achieve great things.

“I join Attorney General Merrick B. Garland of the Department of Justice in celebrating this great achievement for our people, which demonstrates once again the great things our nations can achieve together,” he wrote on his X account.