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Mexico extradites two American men found wanted in Texas

Mexico City, Mexico — Two American men have been extradited to the United States to face charges for varying criminal offences. On Monday, the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) extradited Americans Luis Alberto “O” and Johnnie “L”.

Both men were handed over to waiting U.S. federal authorities in Mexico City for their return to Texas where they will face separate charges.

According to the FGR, Luis Alberto “O” of Mexican and American nationality was required by the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas for criminal association and money laundering.

The dual citizen is believed part of an organization in which he laundered money through bank accounts which was the product of drug trafficking. He was arrested in April of this year in Zapopan, Jalisco.

On the same flight bound for Texas, federal authorities escorted American Johnnie “L”, who was wanted by the District Court of Ector County, Texas. He has been wanted by the Texas court since 2018 for attempted homicide.

In the FGR statement, they reported that in September of 2018, “police officers in Odessa, Texas responded to a call for help in which the mother of two minors informed authorities that Johnnie “L” hurt them because they would not stop crying.”

He was arrested in April of this year in the city of Chihuahua, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua on an outstanding warrant for attempted homicide.

Both American men were escorted by U.S. federal agents from the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) from where they were transferred back to Texas.