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Man on the run since skipping bail in 2014 returned to Washington from Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican national wanted in the state of Washington since skipping bail in 2014 has been extradited to the U.S. On Tuesday, José “M” was returned to the United States to serve time after being found guilty of drug related crimes.

In compliance with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States, the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) delivered José “M” of Mexican nationality to U.S. federal agents.

In May 2014, José “M” was found guilty in the U.S. for drug related crimes. At the time, U.S. authorities granted him bail with certain conditions pending the hearing to be sentenced. However, he did not appear before the Court to hear the sentence and an arrest warrant was issued.

Subsequently, José “M” was located and detained in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, for which reason the Government of Mexico granted the extradition of the defendant to the Government of the United States where he was wanted by the Federal District Court for the District Eastern Washington.