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Mexican woman handed over to California authorities to face criminal association and money laundering charges

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican woman has been extradited to the U.S. on criminal association and money laundering charges. The woman, identified as Mercedes “M”, was handed over to American authorities from the Mexico City International Airport Monday.

She was taken into custody by U.S. Authorities from California and transferred to the state where she will face charges. Mercedes “M” was wanted by the Federal District Court of Central California for criminal association and money laundering from the sale of drugs.

According to the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR), Mercedes “M”, as a member of a drug trafficking organization based in Sinaloa, Mexico, was in charge of sending money from the sale of drugs from the U.S. to Mexico from 2012 to 2015.

In April of this year, she was located in the state of Sinaloa and detained for extradition purposes, for which the Government of Mexico subsequently granted her extradition to the Government of the United States. She was handed over to California officials from the Mexico City Intentional Airport.