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Daily Archives: May 24th, 2012

.Sergio Villarreal,was arrested in an upscale area of Puebla in September 2010

Mexico has extradited a suspected drug  lord to the United States.

Sergio Villarreal known as El Grande (Big One) because of his height, is facing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering in a court in Texas.

Police arrested Mr Villarreal in a raid east of Mexico City two years ago.

He is alleged to have been the top lieutenant in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine, marijuana and heroin to the US for the Sinaloa cartel

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