2 alleged Mexican drug cartel leaders to be tried
CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago says his intention is to try two alleged lieutenants of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel together sometime next year.
Judge Ruben Castillo’s comments came at a Tuesday hearing for Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez and Vicente Zambada.
Mexico extradited 57-year-old Hernandez last week and 37-year-old Zambada in 2010.
Hernandez entered a not guilty plea Tuesday.
And Judge Castillo delayed setting a trial date for the men until a Dec. 12 status hearing.
Both suspects are charged under the same 2009 indictment.