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ICE extradites Mexican paramilitary member to Mexico for his role in the killing of 2 humanitarian aids

October 11, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
ICE extradites Mexican paramilitary member to Mexico for his role in the killing of 2 humanitarian aids

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Federal authorities in the United States carried out the extradition a Mexican paramilitary member wanted in his native country for a deadly attack against a group of international activists. The Mexican man, who was apprehended in New York, had been deported from the country twice before.

According to U.S. and Mexican authorities, 23-year-old Juan Macario Bautista Martinez allegedly participated in a paramilitary organization that attacked a humanitarian aid convoy. Two activists were killed in the ambush.

The attack occurred on April 27, 2010, in San Juan Copala in the state of Oaxaca when the Mexican paramilitary member and other gunmen attacked the group using AK-47 rifles.

Mexican activist Alberta “Betty” Cariño and Finnish activist Jyri Jaakkola were killed in the raid. Ten others, who were bringing food to some of Mexico’s most impoverished regions, were also wounded in the dispute.

Back in 2012, Mexican officials issued an arrest warrant for Bautista for his role in the double homicide. In a statement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said, ICE agents along with the FBI, New York State Police, and Rhinebeck Police apprehended Bautista.

Last week, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations’ agents transported the suspect to Gateway International Bridge in Texas. Law enforcement officials escorted him to the center of the bridge where they turned him over to Mexican law enforcement officials. Bautista will now face trial in Mexico.

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