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April 6, 1988 | LEWIS H. DIUGUID, The Washington Post
Alleged international drug kingpin Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros was arrested Tuesday in his native Honduras and flown to the Dominican Republic, which then expelled him into the hands of waiting American deputies, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Tuesday night. Matta was en route to a federal prison, the service noted, despite a clause in the constitution of Honduras prohibiting extradition of its citizens. A spokesman for the U.S.
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April 7, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
A reputed billionaire drug kingpin who is suspected of ordering the brutal murder of a U.S. drug agent in Mexico was behind bars in a federal prison in Illinois on Wednesday, a day after he was whisked out of Honduras by officials there and turned over to American authorities.
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April 7, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
A reputed billionaire drug kingpin who is suspected of ordering the brutal murder of a U.S. drug agent in Mexico was behind bars in a federal prison in Illinois on Wednesday, a day after he was whisked out of Honduras by officials there and turned over to American authorities.
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April 6, 1988 | LEWIS H. DIUGUID, The Washington Post
Alleged international drug kingpin Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros was arrested Tuesday in his native Honduras and flown to the Dominican Republic, which then expelled him into the hands of waiting American deputies, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Tuesday night. Matta was en route to a federal prison, the service noted, despite a clause in the constitution of Honduras prohibiting extradition of its citizens. A spokesman for the U.S.
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October 26, 1997 | FREDRIC N. TULSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve years after a U.S. drug agent was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Mexico, evidence has emerged that federal prosecutors relied on perjured testimony and false information, casting a cloud over the convictions of three men now serving life sentences. The evidence suggests that the U.S. government, in its zeal to solve the heinous killing of Enrique Camarena, induced corrupt former Mexican police to implicate top officials there in a conspiracy to plan his kidnapping.
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