“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat
Alberto David Rubio Zamora, aka “El Mudo”, a member of the Sinaloa cartel, was extradited to the United States for his responsibility in the crime of trafficking methamphetamines to California.
The Attorney General’s Office informed through a statement that “El Mudo” was in charge of drug trafficking from Mexico to California from 2005 to 2014, and also coordinated the transportation of the profits obtained from the sale of drugs back to the country.
Rubio Zamora was arrested in 2020, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) authorized his extradition in April of the same year, but his defense requested an injunction, which was denied in March 2022, he was finally extradited.
He was handed over to U.S. authorities at Mexico City’s International Airport. “El Mudo” is wanted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for the crimes of criminal association, against health and money laundering.