Mexico extradites drug lord to US

AFP, 2/26/2009

Mexican authorities on Wednesday extradited to the United States convicted drug trafficker Miguel Caro Quintero, brother of 1980s cartel kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, the attorney general’s office said.

Miguel Caro Quintero, alias “Michael Jackson,” was handed over to US federal authorities after spending some eight years in prison in Mexico, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.

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Mexico says no sign of Stanford plane in drugs link

Reuters, 2/19/2009

Mexico’s attorney general’s office said on Thursday it had not seized a private plane registered to Allen Stanford, after media reported an aircraft belonging to the Texas billionaire accused of massive fraud was detained in a U.S. drug money laundering probe.

There is no criminal investigation in Mexico into Stanford, who was found by the FBI in Virginia and served with court papers accusing him of an $8 billion fraud, said Octavio Campos, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office.

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