Mexican authorities file charges against alleged drug kingpin

Mexican authorities file charges against alleged drug kingpin
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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 10:12pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities have filed a formal
charges against alleged drug kingpin Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez
Villareal, and they also say he might be extradited to the United
States.
The Mexican Attorney General's Organized Crime Unit says Valdez
faces charges including drug trafficking, kidnapping and arms
possession. He had been held pending charges since his Aug. 30
arrest.
The attorney general's office said Saturday the Texas-born
Valdez also now faces a formal extradition process based on a U.S.
warrant.
Valdez is believed to be behind a bloody battle for control of
the Beltran Leyva gang after marines killed its leader in late
2009.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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