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Mexico extradites alleged Chapo aide to US

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jun 14, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A man accused of being a senior lieutenant in the Sinaloa drug cartel has been extradited to the United States.

U.S. officials had been trying for years to extradite Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, who allegedly had overseen cartel marijuana operations in the mountainous northern state of Durango and part of Chihuahua before his arrest in 2011.

Sunday's official announcement of the extradition did not list his full name, but a federal official confirmed it, speaking on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss it publicly.

Officials say he was considered one of the chief aides to convicted drug boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.