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Fugitive accused of laundering $10.2 million extradited to Arizona

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican man accused of laundering more than $10 million USD has been extradited to the U.S. On Tuesday, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) extradited Jorge “S”, a fugitive, to Arizona.

The FGR says Jorge “S” was wanted by the Federal District Court of Arizona for criminal association, making false statements to a financial institution and money laundering.

“An investigation by U.S. authorities identified a money laundering organization based in Nogales, Sonora, responsible for transporting proceeds from drug sales from the United States to Mexico.

“From 2017 to 2019, the organization laundered approximately 10.2 million U.S. dollars. Jorge “S” was allegedly one of the leaders of the organization and was in charge of directing, managing and supervising the bank accounts related to money laundering.

“Subsequently, in August 2023, the requested person was detained in Nogales, Sonora,” the FGR reported.

The Government of Mexico granted extradition to the Government of the U.S. On Tuesday, Jorge “S” was handed over to U.S. federal marshals at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) from where he was returned to Arizona.