Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mario Villanueva Madrid Extradited to the US


Mexico extradited a former state governor to the United States on Saturday to face charges he helped move hundreds of metric tones of Colombian cocaine into America via the Caribbean tourist resort of Cancun.

Mario Villanueva, governor of Quintana Roo state from 1993 to 1999, was turned over to U.S. agents at an airport in Toluca, just east of the Mexican capital, Mexico's attorney general's office said in a statement.

Villanueva served a six-year sentence for money laundering after his arrest in Cancun in 2001. Following his release in 2007, he was rearrested on drug charges and ordered extradited to the United States.

The attorney general's office, citing a U.S. investigation, said Villanueva received up to half a million dollars for each shipment of cocaine he allowed to pass though his state. Cancun, Quintana Roo's most famous city, draws hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists every year who flock to its white beaches and turquoise sea.

Almost all the cocaine consumed in the United States is smuggled through Mexico. In recent years, the multibillion- dollar trade has fueled a bloody drug war in Mexico as cartels vie for control of smuggling routes.

3 comments:

  1. Finally this bastard is going to be brought to justice here in the USA. I lived in his state in Mexico for 2 years when he was governor.He was famous for saying"en mi estado mando yo" which translates to in "my state I am the one who is in charge".He was ordered arrested by the Mexican government and failed to show up when the next governor was sworn in 1999.He had ammassed a fortune including large land holdings and properties near his hometown of Chetumal Mexico. Local people who had known him for years saw his fortunes grow and could only imagine from where the money came from.

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  2. "Me'stan secuestrando !!! " Bajaja como me la curo cada vez k veo este video,,,preguntenle a Villanueva de a como se las gastaba dijo Albino Quintero jaja,,,nimodo Quintana Roo t kedaste sin gobernador

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  3. The bastard was working the drugs together with former deputy Prime Minister of Belize Florencio Marin Sr.
    When he went into hiding he was seen together with the said Florencio Marin in the country of Belize.
    The U.S. DEA should investigate and also bring to justice the Belizean Florencio Marin Sr. as both these men were in the drug trade and both made millions from it.

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