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Fugitive wanted in Arizona handed over to U.S. agents

Mexico City, Mexico — A woman wanted in the state of Arizona for smuggling, firearms trafficking and money laundering has been extradited from Mexico. On Wednesday, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) extradited a fugitive of Mexican nationality requested by the Federal District Court of Arizona.

Gardenia “R” had been on the run since 2018 and was a fugitive wanted for the crimes of criminal association, smuggling, firearms trafficking and money laundering.

“From 2017 to 2018, Gardenia “R” belonged to an organization dedicated to firearms trafficking. The extradited woman was responsible for purchasing and obtaining firearms to illegally traffic them from Arizona to Mexico, as well as transporting large amounts of money from Mexico to the United States,” the FGR reported.

The Government of Mexico granted the extradition of the requested person to the Government of the United States after she was detained in October of last year in Nogales, Sonora.

She was handed over at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to U.S. agents.