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Member of trafficking and exploitation gang extradited to New York

Mexico City, Mexico — Govanni “H”, a member of a human trafficking and sexual exploitation gang, has been extradited from Mexico. Almost seven months after his capture, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) extradited Giovanni “H”, identified as a member of the Hernández Velázquez family based in Tlaxcala.

The group are known for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Mexican national Govanni “H” was handed over to U.S. federal agents at the Mexico City International Airport Monday from where he was transferred to New York.

According to a statement by the FGR, Govanni “H” was wanted by the Federal District Court for the District East New York for organized crime, human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, criminal association, human trafficking and operations with resources of illicit origin.

“Giovanni “H”, along with his family, formed a human trafficking organization, recruiting young women and illegally trafficking them from Mexico to the United States to force them into prostitution to make profits,” the FGR said in their report.

Due to the above, Giovanni “H” was arrested in February of this year in Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, and after the efforts of the FGR, the Government of Mexico granted the extradition of the requested person to the Government of the United States.

The fugitive was handed over at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), to the U.S. agents for his final transfer.