MEXICO: U.S. Born Drug Lord Extradited back to U.S.

On 30 September, thirteen accused members of organized crime groups were extradited to the US from Toluca, Mexico. U.S. born drug lord, Edgar Valdez Villarreal “La Barbie” was among the extradited men. “La Barbie” played a key role in the rise and fall of the Beltran Leyva Cartel. Mexican and U.S. officials agreed to the extraditions amidst the escape of “El Chapo” from the Altiplano maximum security prison in July of 2015 to better enforce the capture of drug lords.

[Roberto Amaya]