MEXICO CITY, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The United States will deport to Mexico drug trafficker Hector Palma Salazar, with an alias "El Guero Palma", on June 15 after he completed his prison sentence in a Californian jail on Tuesday, the Mexican prosecutor-general said on Tuesday.
Prosecutor-general Arely Gomes told a press conference here that the criminal, a companion of Joaquin "El Chapo Guzman" in the Sinaloa Cartel, would be deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
However, she declined to state whether the Mexican authorities would seek to press further charges against Palma Salazar once he arrives in Mexican soil or whether he would be freed.
The drug trafficker was first extradited to the U.S. in 2002 where he pled guilty for transporting 50 kilos of cocaine across the border. He was jailed for 16 years in 2008 but had already served five years in Mexico, which were taken off from his sentence.
"We must first complete the repatriation of 'El Guero Palma' to Mexico, after which we will have the necessary elements to decide on our next step," Gomez told the press.