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Fugitive wanted on drug and money laundering charges extradited

Mexico City, Mexico — A suspect wanted in California for money laundering has been extradited from Mexico. The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) extradited Luis “L” to the U.S. government to face criminal charges of trafficking and money laundering.

“From 2019 to 2021, Luis “L” belonged to a criminal organization that trafficked different illicit substances from Mexico to Sacramento, California with the purpose of distributing them.

“Likewise, he was in charge of collecting the profits from the sale of drugs for subsequent shipment to Mexico,” the FGR reported.

Luis “L”, who was considered a fugitive, was wanted by the District Court of Eastern California for criminal association, drug and money laundering. He was captured in January of this year in Tijuana, Baja California and held for extradition purposes.

He was transferred into the custody of U.S. federal marshals at the Mexico City International Airport for his return to the U.S.