Beto Extradited to United States on Federal Cocaine Charges

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May 30, 2023

A Mexican national known as Beto was extradited to the United States Tuesday to face charges that he operates a massive cocaine and money laundering operation.

Gilberto Alarcon-Holguin, known as Beto, arrived in the United States and was indicted on charges "of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to launder the illicit proceeds charges," according to the Justice Department.

Law enforcement seized around $2.6 million from Beto during an investigation that allegedly proved his role in the cocaine smuggling operations. Mexico is said to have supported and aided the investigation, along with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI.