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Mexico hands over another high ranking cartel leader to U.S. authorities

Mexico City, Mexico — U.S. marshals from the state of Texas have escorted a high ranking member of the Cártel del Noreste back to the United States. On Friday, José David Moreno was extradited to the U.S. to face drug related charges in a Texas court.

Mexican authorities arrested Moreno in Monterrey last week. It wasn’t until Tuesday that authorities announced he had been sent back to the U.S. where he was wanted on numerous drug charges.

“José David Moreno, a high-ranking member of the Cartel Del Noreste, has been extradited to face drug charges in Texas,” U.S. Marshals reported on Twitter.

Under heavy guard, Moreno was turned over to authorities at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in Laredo to U.S. Marshals’ Gulf Coast Violent Criminal and Fugitive Task Force Division.

He is the second Cártel del Noreste member sent back to the U.S. this month. In mid-March, Juan Gerardo Treviño Chávez, the American leader of Mexico’s Cártel del Noreste, was also deported to back to the United States where he was wanted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.