The Guatemalan Public Ministry has announced it has detained two Sinaloa Cartel members for purposes of extraditing them to the United States. Sergio Antonio Duarte Frías, is required to appear for trial in the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York, for drug trafficking and crimes related to firearms and money laundering. Ana Gabriela Rubio Zea, also known as “GABY”, was also arrested in Guatemala City and she is also scheduled to appear before the same court. Below is a listing of their charges:
“Count One: Conspiracy to import into the United States, 400 grams and more of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of fentanyl
Count Two: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
Charge three: Possession of machine guns and destructive devices, and aiding and abetting the same
Charge four: Conspiracy to possess machine guns and destructive devices in violation of the
Count Five: Conspiracy to commit money laundering.”
“Count One: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 400 grams or more of Fentanyl with intent, knowledge, and reasonable cause to believe that the Fentanyl would be illegally imported into the United States
Count Two: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of Fentanyl,
Count three: Conspiracy to commit money laundering.”
These two now bring the total number of extraditions from Guatemala to the U.S. to seven in 2023.