Mexico is extraditing the 68-year-old drug king to the United States after laundering money for El Chapo for decades.
- Raúl Flores was extradited to the United States for drug trafficking, the Mexican attorney general said on Sunday
- Flores has been held in custody by the Mexican judicial system since his arrest in July 2017
- Local outlets report that Flores had ties to the Sinaloa Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and the Golf Cartel, among others
- He reportedly traded cocaine for Mexican cartel from 1980 to March 2017
- The Mexican news agency Milenio reported that Flores had reportedly laundered money for three cartels in Mexico
- Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquéz and singer Julion Álvarez were linked to Flores in 2017 as part of an investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department
Mexico extradited to the US a drug trafficker who worked with El Chapo for decades.
Raúl Flores was turned over to federal American agents at Mexico’s Toluca International Airport nearly four years after his arrest.
Flores, known as “El Tio” or “The Uncle”, entered the drug trade in 1980.
The 68-year-old reportedly had close ties with the Sinaloa Cartel, formerly run by Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Golf Cartel, among others.
He helped launder money for the Sinaloa and Jalisco factions as well as for the Beltrán-Leyva organization.
Flores’ drug ring was even linked to celebrities such as Mexican singer Julion Álvarez and Rafael Marquéz, the former captain of Mexico’s national soccer team.
Raúl Flores has been extradited to the United States, the Mexican attorney general said on Sunday. Flores reportedly traded cocaine and laundered money for several competing drug cartels during his 37 years in the drug trade. He reportedly maintained close ties with Colombian cocain