Responds to a court in San Diego on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and drug trafficking
The government of Mexico extradites Eduardo Arellano Felix to the U.S., to respond to charges of conspiracy, money laundering and trafficking in cocaine and marijuana in a court in San Diego, California, on.
The attorney for the California border city with Mexico, Laura Duffy, reported that the government of Mexico had been requested since 2010 to extradite Arellano Felix who was arrested in October 2008 in Tijuana, Baja California.
The former head of the organization of the Arellano Felix will be filed with the federal court in San Diego on 4 September.
“We thank the Government of Mexico for this extradition,” Duffy said, adding that delivery of Arellano Felix is ”a step in bringing to justice another figure U.S. to face drug trafficking charges serious.”
The regional director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), William Sherman, said for his part that “the extradition of Eduardo Arellano Felix marks the end of 20 years of research by the DEA to the cartel.”
He said Arellano Felix’s extradition “illustrates how the DEA and other agencies to relentlessly pursue drug traffickers to bring them to justice.”
The indictment states that Eduardo Arellano Felix and other leaders of the organization are responsible for purchasing large quantities of cocaine to Colombian groups.
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