US & Mexico Exchange Prisoners

The Hispanically Speaking News reportsthat the United States and Mexico recently exchanged 27 prisoners:

The [Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office] said in a communique that, on an unspecified date, four American convicts were handed over to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, and 23 Mexican prisoners were sent back to their homeland with the aid of Mexico’s Public Safety Secretariat and Foreign Relations Secretariat.
He said the American convicts were received at El Paso International Airport in Texas to have them continued serving in U.S. jails the sentences handed down by Mexican courts.
The Americans who were flown back to the U.S. had been tried in Mexico for crimes against public health and for aggravated kidnapping and qualified homicide.
For their part, personnel of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons delivered to agents of Mexico’s Public Safety Secretariat, in the same airport, 23 Mexican convicts who were taken back to their own country to serve the remainder of their sentences.


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