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May 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of trying, federal authorities Monday had Everardo Arturo Paez Martinez where they wanted him: in a courtroom on U.S. soil. Paez, a Mexican citizen suspected of having been a top aide in Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel, was arraigned in U.S. District Court after being extradited by Mexico in a move hailed as historic. It was the first time Mexico had agreed to hand over a major Mexican drug suspect, U.S. officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of trying, federal authorities Monday had Everardo Arturo Paez Martinez where they wanted him: in a courtroom on U.S. soil. Paez, a Mexican citizen suspected of having been a top aide in Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel, was arraigned in U.S. District Court after being extradited by Mexico in a move hailed as historic. It was the first time Mexico had agreed to hand over a major Mexican drug suspect, U.S. officials said.
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November 16, 1997 | From Associated Press
Moments after testifying in an immigrant-smuggling case, two army soldiers were assassinated as they sat in a vehicle parked outside the federal courthouse. Juan Antonio Martinez Catarino, 32, and Miguel Angel Anaya Valenzuela, 24, had been assigned to the Tecate area about 70 miles east of this border city. They died instantly Friday, their bodies sprayed by more than 50 bullets, presumably from AK47 assault rifles, according to the federal attorney general's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reputed top aide to the Arellano Felix drug mafia in Tijuana pleaded guilty Thursday to federal trafficking charges in U.S. District Court in San Diego, authorities announced. Everardo Arturo Paez Martinez, 34, admitted his role in a trafficking enterprise and in conspiring to launder money in connection with smuggling nearly four tons of cocaine from Mexico between 1988 and 1996.
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June 14, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mexican government announced Wednesday the capture of one of the country's most wanted fugitives, Alcides Ramon Magana, a major step in President Vicente Fox's crackdown on drug trafficking and corruption. Hours after Magana's arrest, an indictment against him was unsealed in U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York, the same venue where U.S. charges against former Gov. Mario Villanueva of Quintana Roo state in southern Mexico were made public last month. The U.S.
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