Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quintana Extradited To Mexico On Homicide Charges

Efrain Espinoza-Quintana is turned over to Mexican Federal Police.

Photo: ICE

Homicide fugitive from Mexico extradited to face charges.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 15, 2011

Nogales, Arizona - On Tuesday, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) turned over Efrain Espinoza-Quintana, 36, to Mexican federal authorities. Quintana was wanted by the Mexican federal Attorney General's Office for a May 2006 homicide in the state of Sinaloa. He fled to the U.S. to avoid prosecution in Mexico and was living in the country illegally. Quintana is accused of killing a man with a handgun during a fight, and also shooting and injuring a 14-year-old boy, according to ICE.
ICE reported that ERO agents assigned to the San Francisco Fugitive Operations Team arrested Quintana at the Kingsburg Superior Court in Kingsburg, California, on August 9, following his arrest for driving under the influence. ICE was alerted to Quintana's scheduled appearance by a liaison with the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Los Angeles.

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