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'El Güero' Palma arrives in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

15/06/2016
18:12
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The drug lord will be sent to the Attorney General Office headquarters (PGR) in Mexico City.

The United States government handed over drug lord Héctor Luis 'El Güero' Palma, one of the founders of the Sinaloa Cartel, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas after spending 9 years in a high security prison in that country.

The arrival of Palma in Matamoros was at 5:10 pm, according the protocols established by the two countries.

'El Güero' Palma is being held at the National Institute of Migration office (INM).

After fulfilling all the requirements, Palma will be sent to the Attorney General Office headquarters (PGR) in Mexico City.

Mexican authorities have not said if there are new charges against Palma or if he will be called to testify. If not, Palma would go free.

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