The Guatemalan Public Ministry announced on Wednesday that it requested, at the request of the US justice, the withdrawal of the immunity of two deputies and two mayors whom that country wants to investigate for alleged drug trafficking.
This is the national deputy José Armando Ubico Aguilar, who before being elected had already served a sentence in the United States for drug trafficking and has served as president of the Congressional Security Commission.
The waiver of immunity was also requested for deputy Freddy Arnoldo Salazar Flores, substitute deputy of the Central American Parliament and the mayors Crystian Omar Escobar Ángel, from El Rodeo, on the border with Mexico, and Esvin Fernando Marroquín Tupas, municipal mayor of Cuilapa.
“This request stems from the petition filed by the government of the United States of America requesting the provisional detention and formal extradition of the four people to that country for issues related to drug trafficking,” said the Prosecutor’s Office.
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