U.S. extradites businessman accused of drug ties to Mexico



The United States on Tuesday extradited to Mexico a businessman accused of working with drug cartels after $205 million in cash was found at his Mexico City home, ending a years-long legal battle.
Zhenli Ye Gon, who was arrested in the United States in July 2007 after the discovery of the cash, faces charges of organised crime, drug trafficking, firearms and money laundering in Mexico, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
"The United States government recognised Mexico's strong interest in prosecuting its own citizen," said spokesman Peter Carr.
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18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Reuters
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