Mexico extradites record 85 suspects to US in 2008

Mexico says it has extradited a record 85 criminal suspects to the United States so far this year. US officials have praised the increase in extraditions, something Mexico was once loath to do. Mexico still refuses to extradite anyone who might face the death penalty. The Attorney General's Office says 83 suspects were extradited in 2007. Sixty-three were sent north in 2006. The office announced the latest batch of extraditions on Saturday, including three men accused of homicide in the United States. Two are accused of killings in the state of Illinois, and another faces charges in Washington state.