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In a shopping center they capture a Guatemalan extraditable requested by the US

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In a shopping center they capture a Guatemalan extraditable requested by the US

Guatemalan Police Arrest Alleged Drug Trafficker Wanted by United States

The Guatemalan Police have made another significant arrest in their efforts to combat drug trafficking in the country. The latest arrest took place yesterday, Sunday, in a shopping center, marking the third in the first 21 days of the year, according to official sources.

The alleged drug trafficker, identified as Melvin Hilario Estrada Flores, 35 years old, was apprehended in the department of Quetzaltenango, about 250 kilometers west of the country’s capital, according to the Guatemalan Government. The arrest took place in a shopping center in Coatepeque, a municipality in the department of Quetzaltenango.

“He is accused of conspiring to manufacture and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, with the intention of illegally importing it into the United States,” added the Guatemalan Government.

The arrest of Estrada Flores was the result of the efforts of the General Subdirectorate of Analysis of Anti-Narcotics Information (SGAIA) of the Guatemalan National Civil Police.

This latest arrest adds to the two previous captures on January 4 and 19, all of which involved alleged drug traffickers wanted by the United States for extradition.

According to the Guatemalan Government, those accused of drug trafficking for extradition to the United States are initially presented before a Guatemalan court, where a court must give the green light for their transfer to the North American nation.

Guatemala’s role as an international bridge for various criminal organizations that traffic cocaine from South America to the United States has long been a concern for experts on the subject. The Guatemalan authorities have been working tirelessly to tackle drug trafficking and its associated criminal activities.

The arrest of Melvin Hilario Estrada Flores is a significant achievement in the fight against drug trafficking and a testament to the dedication of the Guatemalan Police in upholding the law and ensuring the safety and security of the country and its citizens.

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