November 20th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Mexican official: Accused drug lord to be extradited to U.S.

U.S.-born cartel boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie", will be extradited to the United States from Mexico, according to Isaac Fragoso, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City, Mexico.
Valdez was arrested in August and is thought to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers. No timeline was given as to when the extradition may take place.

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  1. cesar

    Los Zetas will all die

    November 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    Why are we importing drug dealers? Is this a Free Trade Agreement?

    November 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cowboy

    I think they should legalize the weed and tax it.. and destroy the coke and meth labs..

    November 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. common sense

    If people would educate themselves about weed they would be surprised to find that it is practically harmless compared to alcohol and other drugs.

    November 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. debra


    November 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Goober

    Wanna stop the drug trade? Two words... Agent orange. If they know where it is, use the power of orange. Sure we have plenty left after vietnam war.

    November 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Goober

    Bring him here. Maybe hell get aqquited by a us jury like that gitmo detainee slash terrorist.

    November 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CaptainObvious

    Goober your idea is too easy. Why eliminate the plantations in Colombia when it's better to have something that perpetually needs fixing? Last figure I heard was 80% of all coke comes from Colombia. Killing the crops is too cheap and effective. Doing so would mean less cowboys out chasing bad guys and we can't have that now can we?

    November 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. brian d

    that dude just looks gangster i wouldn't be surprised if his goons aren't planning a break out like u see in those movies lol

    November 22, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. Goober

    Then maybe we should send some cowboys south of the border. Im in. Oops another easy fix. Oh well i tried lol!

    November 22, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. ladefeka

    The truth is, millions are still sniffing la barbie's blow, and they will continue to do so for years, trust me. And fyi, if hes in prison its because he wants to be. And i dont think hes there all the time. ever seen law abiding citizen? also dont talk bad abut mexico, we are the "supply", if the US didnt have the DEMAND, who would mexico sell its drugs to? ill tell you what, in city schools, most drink, majority smokes and just a few do cocaine and other drugs, its the suburb kids who have the money for cocaine. La Barbie will always be a king, even behind bars, even if hes in a US prison, the best traffikers or any kind are US personell.

    December 27, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. ROCKET

    he´´ll never come back to the states....he´s going to stay here and still give his people orders....just like he´s still doing....the only one thing i like about him""'i loved to kill ZETAS....zetas are only good for one thing makin Mexico look BAD....

    April 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
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