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Mexico: Difficulties to extradite Edgar Valdez Villareal “La Barbie” to the U.S.

Photo of Edgar Valdez "La Barbie" after his capture

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican judge has ordered cartel leader Edgar Valdez-Villareal, also known as “La Barbie”, be held for another 40 days.

Valdez-Villareal was captured August 20th at a ranch outside Mexico City after a year-long pursuit. The Texas-born Villareal allegedly led one of two factions that began fighting for control of the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel after the leader’s death in December.

The attorney general’s office in Mexico says it will use the extra 40 days to strengthen its case against Villareal.

Authorities have yet to decide whether to try the 37-year-old in Mexico or deport him to the United States, where he faces several charges of…READ MORE HERE.