"Mini Lic" surrenders to DEA authorities

The drug dealer could benefit from the agency's protected witness program
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Lizbeth Diaz
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The son of Mexican drug kingpin Dámaso López Núñez has handed himself over to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said a security official from the border state of Baja California.

"What we know is that he handed himself over yesterday (Wednesday). The case is now with authorities over there," said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and so declined to be identified.

Dámaso López Serrano, heir to López Núñez, who was himself arrested by Mexican authorities in May, voluntarily surrendered to the DEA in the Mexican city of Mexicali on the border with California's Calexico, local press reported.

The elder López Núñez at the time of his arrest was believed to be fighting for control of the Sinaloa Cartel against the sons of its captured leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Gúzman.


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