Mexico extradites 13 alleged drug traffickers to US

Edgar Valdez Villareal, aka 'La Barbie' (C), is presented to the press at the Federal Police headquarters in Mexico City on August 31, 2010Mexico has extradited to the United States 13 alleged drug traffickers, including a high-profile suspect nicknamed ‘La Barbie,’ authorities said Wednesday. “We have carried out the extraditions of 13 individuals … on court extradition requests from several jurisdictions in the United States,” said Tomas Zeron, who leads the criminal investigation unit at the Justice Ministry. Among those sent to the United States for trial was former US-Mexican henchman of the Beltran-Leyva cartel, Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias “La Barbie,” Zeron said.

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