Duke grants extradition to the US of alias the ‘Chema linked to the Sinaloa cartel



Through Resolution 019 of February 2020, the President of the Republic, Ivan Duque Marquez, granted the extradition to the United States of the Guatemalan Joshua Adan Lemus Lara, known with the alias of ‘Chema, alleged link between Colombia and the cartel from Sinaloa.

‘Chema’, to whom the six municipal criminal court with a guarantee control function in Cali, would have granted him freedom in Colombia due to expiration of terms, is required by the United States for crimes related to drug trafficking.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of California accuses him of “concert to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, with the intention, knowledge and having reasonable cause to believe that such cocaine would be illegally imported into the United States” .

Lemus had been captured in Colombia in 2018, for alleged links to the Sinaloa cartel, and was accused of having committed crimes related to drug trafficking.

The president also granted extradition to foreign territory to two Colombian citizens prosecuted for crimes related to drug trafficking. These are Dimas Francisco Hernandez Araujo and Diego Fernando Pizarro Portilla, requested by the Eastern District of Texas.

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