The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) captured José Rodolfo “N”, alias “El Gato”, an alleged member of the Beltrán Leyva cartel.
The man was arrested a few hours ago, in the municipality of San Pedro Garza, Nuevo León. He is wanted by the United States.
“It is worth mentioning that in compliance with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States of America, and based on the cooperation work between both nations, the government of said country has 60 days to present the formal request for the extradition of this person who is one of the 10 most wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for its acronym in English).
The FGR highlights that the detainee is claimed by authorities of the United States of America for his probable responsibility in the crimes of interstate stalking and criminal association to commit homicide.
Interstate stalking is a federal crime, which is established for crossing a state line with the intent to injure or harass any person.
The detainee is pointed out for the commissioned murder of a 43-year-old man, in May 2013, in Southlake, Texas; For this reason, the FBI considered him extremely dangerous, with links to the Beltrán Leyva drug trafficking organization, in Monterrey and Mexico City.
José Rodolfo “N” will remain with the precautionary measure of informal preventive detention for the purpose of extradition, as ordered by the Specialized District Judge in the Accusatory Criminal System in CDMX, based in the South Prison.
In order to locate this person, the United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Reward Program had issued a reward offer of one million dollars, for anyone who provided information on his whereabouts.
To achieve his capture, elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) participated, through the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), belonging to the General Directorate of International Police Affairs and INTERPOL; the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico (SEMAR); of the National Anti-Kidnapping Coordination (CONASE) and the State Investigation Agency of Nuevo León, fulfilled the court order against José “V”, at the Venustiano Carranza Mayor’s Office.