Cartridge Leader Beltrán Leyva, who died in a hospital in the Mexican city of Toluca after suffering a heart attack, confirmed the Ministry of Interior (Segob).
According to the Decentralized Body for Prevention and Social Rehabilitation of Segob, the death occurred at the López Mateos Medical Center in the Mexican capital, around 4 pm on November 18.
Beltran Leyva, identified as inmate 3889-AJ-16 in federal prison number 1 El Altiplano, where he remained since March 2, 2016, said he had been sick since 3:07 pm.
The prison security official reported that El H had severe pain in the left side of his chest, which is why, according to Segob, doctors at the prison offered him first aid.
"When he realized that he was not recovering, the prison authorities decided to transfer him, with all security measures, to that hospital, where, after being treated in the emergency, the doctors reported his death," said the unit.
"After his death, the corresponding authorities were immediately informed so that the necropsy of the law was carried out and his relatives were notified, so that they could carry out the corresponding procedures for the delivery of the body and inform them about it. his death, "he said.
The deceased leader, who was 56 years old, had been in charge of the cartel since December 2009, after the death of his brother Arturo Beltrán Leyva, until his arrest on October 1, 2014 at a restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. Guanajuato.
Federal sources have reported that he has been involved in at least 29 investigations of the common and federal jurisdiction for crimes against health, organized crime, firearms collection and operations with resources of illicit origin.
In addition, he has been extradited to the United States, where a District Court of the District of Columbia has required him to prosecute him for drug trafficking.
Although on September 26, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) authorized the extradition of El H in October of the following year, it was canceled because a court granted an amparo to the Eighth District Court of Federal Criminal in Mexico City reinstated the procedure before consenting to delivery.
In the amparo, the Criminal Action Judge was ordered to hold a meeting of experts and, if necessary, appoint a third expert in dispute to ascertain whether Héctor Manuel Beltrán Leyva was the same subject claimed by the United States.
According to case 1121/2016, the criminal case judge informed the District Court of Amparo in criminal matters in Mexico City that the meeting of experts would take place at 11:00 p.m. on November 15.
However, so far, it is not known whether due diligence can or can not be carried out.