A Mexican citizen wanted by a federal court in Texas on criminal conspiracy and drug charges has been extradited to the United States, the Attorney General’s Office said.
Hambler Marquez Castro was handed over “to members of the U.S. Marshals Service of the United States government” last Friday at the Mexico City international airport, the AG’s office said.
The suspected drug trafficker was turned over to U.S. authorities under the terms of the bilateral extradition treaty, the AG’s office said.
Marquez was wanted by the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas on charges that he belonged to a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking from 2006 to 2009.
The suspect allegedly “was in charge of transporting large quantities of cocaine, heroin and marijuana” to El Paso, Texas, and New York, the Attorney General’s Office said.
Marquez, who was arrested by federal agents on March 12, 2010, was being held at a prison in Aldama, a city in the Gulf state of Veracruz.
The suspect was extradited after he exhausted all his appeals in the Mexican court system, the AG’s office said.
This article was published by Fox News on August 29, 2011.
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