Mexico Extradites Alleged Cartel Leader

     MANHATTAN (CN) – Mexico has extradited a suspected leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel to face cocaine trafficking charges in New York. Santiago Chavez-Ayon, an alleged boss in the Sinaloa cartel, has been in Mexican prisons for three years. If convicted he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years; to secure extradition federal prosecutors promised not to seek the maximum sentence of life in prison.

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