José Rodolfo Villareal-Hernandez, a Mexican cartel chief often called “El Gato” who is needed within the U.S. for his alleged position in orchestrating a 2013 homicide in Southlake, Texas, has been arrested in Mexico, authorities stated.
Villareal-Hernandez was detained in Mexico Metropolis.
In a Tweet, Mexican authorities stated that Villareal-Hernandez is “requested by authorities of the USA of America for his possible duty within the crimes of interstate stalking and legal affiliation to commit murder.” Villareal-Hernandez was on the FBI’s High 10 Most Needed Fugitives listing for prices of “interstate stalking and conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire,” prices that had been filed towards him in 2018.
The 2013 slaying that Villareal-Hernandez is alleged to have orchestrated focused Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, who was allegedly a lawyer for the notoriously violent Gulf Cartel drug trafficking group and an informant for the U.S. authorities. Investigators imagine that Villareal-Hernandez held a private grudge towards Chapa. Chapa was sitting alongside his spouse of their Vary Rover when he was shot a minimum of 5 instances, marking Southlake’s first homicide in additional than 10 years, based on CBS Dallas-Fort Value.
Former United States Legal professional Paul Coggins instructed CBS Dallas-Fort Value that Villareal-Hernandez’s arrest sends a robust sign of cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico.
“What that is telling the Cartel members… is it is not simply from the underside up however from the highest down as effectively,” Coggins stated.
Three different males have been beforehand indicted on interstate stalking and conspiracy to commit homicide for rent prices in Chapa’s killing.
America has sixty days to start the extradition course of, Mexican authorities stated.
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