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Mexican authorities capture man wanted by DEA

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua — A man who was wanted by the DEA for alleged links to criminal groups has been captured. The Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office reported on Monday the capture of 53-year-old Pedro W.N. in the municipality of Cuauhtémoc in the border state of Chihuahua.

According to their information, the Prosecutor’s Office acted based on international collaboration treaties at the request of Interpol. Pedro W.N., who had an outstanding arrest warrant, was captured and transferred to Mexico City where his extradition process to the United States will begin.

“In this way, in response to the request of the United States Anti-Drug Agency, through Interpol, support was specified for the search and location of Pedro WN, who was initially issued an arrest warrant,” says a statement from the agency.

Once complete, he will be handed over to the DEA. Pedro W.N. is wanted on organized crime charges and is an alleged member of the criminal organization La Línea.