Mexico Issues Arrest Warrant for “Mini Lic” in the Killing of Journalist Javier Valdéz

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Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  diariolibre

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office issued an arrest warrant for the alleged drug trafficker Dámaso López Serrano, for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez in 2017, federal authorities reported.
Lopez, best known by his nickname “Mini Lic”, surrendered to the US authorities in California on the US border with Mexico. He walked across the U.S. border at California’s Calexico Port of Entry on July 27, 2017 and promptly surrendered himself to customs officers.
He is the son of the imprisoned Dámaso López Núñez who once belonged to the Sinaloa cartel.

Lopez allegedly opposed articles written by Valdez, and according to prosecutors, ordered Valdez murdered. Mexico will request his extradition, from the U.S. the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.

After the capture in 2016 of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the Sinaloa cartel imprisoned in the United States, a confrontation broke out between the sons of Guzmán and López for the control of that criminal group.

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