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Two extradited to face charges in New York courts

Mexico City, Mexico — Two men have been extradited to the United States to face charges in two separate New York incidences.

The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) reported the extradition of Leonardo “J”, a Mexican national, for criminal association, human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, interstate prostitution, trafficking of undocumented immigrants and distribution of profits from a prostitution business.

Leonardo “J” has been wanted in New York since at least 2018. According to the FGR, between 1997 and 2018, Leonardo “J” lured young Mexican women, leading them to believe he was interested in a romantic relationship with them.

Instead, he smuggled them into the United States and subsequently threatened and physically assaulted them to force them into prostitution. The financial profits that he generated were sent to partners in Mexico.

Alejandro “L”, a dual Mexican-American citizen, was also extradited this week. He was handed over to US authorities and transferred to New York where he was wanted on drug and criminal association charges.

According to the FGR, Alejandro “L” is a member of a criminal organization, who, during 2017, was responsible for distributing large quantities of drugs from California to the East Coast of the United States, as well as transferring drug sale profits to Mexico.

Both men were handed over to US authorities at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM).