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Mexican man handed over to U.S. authorities for selling personal identities to undocumented migrants

Mexico City, Mexico — In compliance with the Extradition Treaty signed between Mexico and the United States, Mexico extradited a Mexican national wanted for identity theft.

According to a press release by the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), Manual “R” was wanted in a Puerto Rico court for criminal association and identity theft.

The FGR says “from April 2009 to January 2012, Manuel “R” was part of a criminal organization that sold personal identity information, such as names, dates, birth certificates and social security numbers, which was sold to undocumented immigrants.”

Manual “R” was arrested in February 2022 in Puruándiro, Michoacán and held until his extradition to the United States. He was handed over to American officials at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM).