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Mexico to extradite cocaine cartel member 'El Gordo' to U.S.

By Andrew V. Pestano
Mexico to extradite cocaine cartel member 'El Gordo' to U.S.
Héctor "El Gordo" Arenas Saucedo, seen in this undated photograph, was captured by Mexican police and will be extradited to the United States to face cocaine charges. Photo courtesy of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Mexican Attorney General's Office said officers captured Héctor "El Gordo" Arenas Saucedo, a suspected member of the Juárez Cartel who is one of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's most wanted fugitives.

Arenas Saucedo is wanted in the United States to face charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency executed an arrest warrant in Mexico City's Colonia San Rafael neighborhood for Arenas Saucedo's extradition to the United States, the Attorney General's Office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Officers seized a small firearm from Arenas Saucedo. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued an arrest warrant for Arenas Saucedo in 2011. A Mexican court approved the United States' request for Arenas Saucedo's extradition in 2014.

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