Mexico extradites suspect in US consulate killing

June 30, 2012 06:49

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has extradited a drug gang leader to face charges that he played a key part in the daylight execution of a US consulate employee two years ago, officials said on Friday.

Arturo Gallegos is suspected of ordering the killing of a U.S. consulate worker on the streets of Ciudad Juarez in an ongoing effort by the Barrio Azteca drug gang to control a smuggling route, officials said.He was handed over to US law enforcement officials earlier this week, according to a statement from the Mexican attorney general's office.

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