The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) handed over to the United States Raúl Flores Hernández, The uncle, one of the most important drug traffickers in recent times and who operated for almost all the cartels in the country.
Authorities in that country have identified him as one of the most powerful criminals and who did business with soccer player Rafael Márquez and singer Julión Álvarez, after posing as a businessman.
Flores Hernández was detained in 2017 at the request of the United States, but his name was not well known in Mexico.
However, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, today the FGR, has been following him for 11 years through a “complex” investigation, due to the relationship that The uncle he kept with the Sinaloa cartels, The Valencia and the Jalisco Nueva Generación, in addition to the Gulf, which are rivals among themselves and with whom it was operating at the same time.
In a file consulted by MILENIO, the Attorney General’s Office explained that Flores Hernández is a “valuable asset” who has been able to launder the money of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels, Sinaloa and the Beltrán Leyva brothers.
The foregoing is reflected in the file that began in the court of protection in criminal matters based in Mexico City, in which Raúl Flores wanted the FGR to withdraw from the preliminary investigation UEIORPIFAM / AP / 124/2009, which began against him on June 24, 2009, for his alleged responsibility in the crime of operations with resources of illicit origin.
The agent of the Federal Public Ministry acknowledged to Judge Rosa María Cervantes Mejía that it is impossible to determine said file (consign) due to the complexity of the matter, because they know that Flores Hernández has operated for the narco since the 1980s, keeping a very low profile.
Now, the FGR handed him over to the United States for the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia to process him for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health.
He is accused of negotiating and trafficking large amounts of cocaine with various Mexican criminal groups, in addition to maintaining sources of supply in Colombia and controlling shipping routes from Mexico to the United States.
The delivery of The uncle It was carried out at the Toluca International Airport, State of Mexico, to the designated US agents for their final transfer to Washington.
Hospitalization and escorts. They block data on Emilio Lozoya
The FGR classified as “reserved” and “confidential” the information about the hospitalization of Emilio Lozoya, former director of Pemex, when he arrived in Mexico on July 17, extradited from Spain.
Under the protection of article 110 of the Federal Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information (LFTAIP), the FGR classified the medical reports and the amount of elements that guarded the former head of Pemex during his stay in a private hospital in the south of Mexico City.
To the request for information made by MILENIO about the hospitalization of Lozoya, the federal institution responded that said information cannot be provided because the medical reports of the former director of Pemex are part of two investigation folders that are in process, for what its disclosure may affect due process.
It also indicates that making the operating strategies of the bodyguards who took care of Lozoya public domain would obstruct crime prevention and expose people under protection to a degree of vulnerability.