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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Member of Mexican drug cartel caught in Romania and extradited to the US

A member of a violent Mexican drug cartel was caught in Romania in March last year and later extradited to the US. The Romanian Police made the information public on Sunday, months after the operation, as it waited for the US authorities to complete its extensive action of destructuring the network at the international level, which led to the arrest of hundreds of people.

The Romanian Police and prosecutors collaborated with several US agencies for this operation, namely DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), Homeland Security, and US Marshals.

The man arrested in Romania was reportedly a member of the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most violent Mexican cartels, similar in many ways to the famous Sinaloa cartel, Hotnews.ro reported. In fact, the man captured in Romania was also responsible for several assassinations. 

“The Mexican cartel members intended to introduce important quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine on the Romanian territory. The role of the extradited Mexican citizen was to supervise the activities of other members of the cartel and to confirm the transportation, as well as to ensure the flow of money necessary for the continuation of criminal activities,” a representative of the Romanian Police said at a press conference, according to Hotnews. 

“The extradited citizen was an important member of the cartel, and several agencies were involved in his arrest: DEA, Homeland Security, and US Marshals. US agents have sent a small plane to transport him to the US,” the same source said.

The Romanian Police also released images from the cartel member’s extradition:

[email protected]

(Photo source: Cateyeperspective/Dreamstime.com)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Member of Mexican drug cartel caught in Romania and extradited to the US

A member of a violent Mexican drug cartel was caught in Romania in March last year and later extradited to the US. The Romanian Police made the information public on Sunday, months after the operation, as it waited for the US authorities to complete its extensive action of destructuring the network at the international level, which led to the arrest of hundreds of people.

The Romanian Police and prosecutors collaborated with several US agencies for this operation, namely DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), Homeland Security, and US Marshals.

The man arrested in Romania was reportedly a member of the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most violent Mexican cartels, similar in many ways to the famous Sinaloa cartel, Hotnews.ro reported. In fact, the man captured in Romania was also responsible for several assassinations. 

“The Mexican cartel members intended to introduce important quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine on the Romanian territory. The role of the extradited Mexican citizen was to supervise the activities of other members of the cartel and to confirm the transportation, as well as to ensure the flow of money necessary for the continuation of criminal activities,” a representative of the Romanian Police said at a press conference, according to Hotnews. 

“The extradited citizen was an important member of the cartel, and several agencies were involved in his arrest: DEA, Homeland Security, and US Marshals. US agents have sent a small plane to transport him to the US,” the same source said.

The Romanian Police also released images from the cartel member’s extradition:

[email protected]

(Photo source: Cateyeperspective/Dreamstime.com)

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