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Former leader of criminal organization extradited to U.S.

Mexico City, Mexico — A fugitive of Mexican nationality required by the Federal District Court of Eastern Washington has been extradited to the U.S. On Sunday, Heriberto “M” was handed over to U.S. federal agents at the Mexico City International Airport for transfer back to the U.S.

According to the State Attorney of the Republic (FGR) of Mexico, “between 2012 and 2015, Heriberto “M” was the leader of a criminal organization responsible for trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin to the United States.

“This individual was arrested in June in Coahuayana Viejo, Michoacán, and after the efforts of the FGR, the Government of Mexico granted the extradition of the defendant.”

His delivery to American authorities was made at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) for his transfer to Washington where he will face drug-related charges.