Guatemala extradites suspected drug lord with Mexico gang ties to U.S

July 24, 2015 8:17 PM

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GUATEMALA CITY A suspected Guatemalan drug kingpin with ties to the violent Mexican cartel Los Zetas was extradited to the United States on Friday to face trial for conspiring to traffic narcotics, the man's lawyer said.

Jairo Orellana, known as "El Pelón," or "the bald one," was arrested in Guatemala in May 2014 after a shootout in which three people died.

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