Agence France-PresseNovember 22, 2013 14:33
Mexico has extradited Ivan Velazquez Caballero, alias "El Taliban," to the United States, a year after authorities arrested the alleged top lieutenant of the Zetas drug cartel, officials said Friday.
Velazquez Caballero, also known as Z-50, appeared Friday before a federal court in Laredo, a Texas city on the border with Mexico, a day after his extradition, US prosecutors said.
The 43-year-old is facing trial in the United States on drug and money laundering charges. He risks a maximum of life in prison if convicted.