Photo: Javier Torres Felix Extradited
Javier Torres Felix, a Sinaloa cartel honcho, has been extradited to Mexico from the U.S. after having completed his jail sentence on drug trafficking charges.
Felix, known in Mexico narco circles as “El JT”, was in a West Virgina federal prison for his leadership role with El Chapo Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel. Felix worked directly with Guzman’s number two man Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.
Felix was wanted in Mexico for participating in a gun battle with the Mexican Army in 2004 in Culiacan, Sinaloa. He was arrested by Mexican authorities in 2004, spent two years in a Mexican prison then sent to the U.S. after his sentence was suspended by Mexican authorities.
Torres Felix comes from a family of legendary narcos. His brother Jose Manuel Torres Felix worked with Chapo’s son until he was killed by the Mexican army in 2012. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel’s son, Anatasio, was killed by a Sinaloa cartel rival.