NOGALES, Ariz. — A man wanted in connection with a triple homicide in his
native Mexico has been extradited from Arizona.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 48-year-old Alberto
Lira-Quintero was turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities at the
Nogales port of entry Monday.
They say a criminal arrest warrant was issued for Lira-Quintero in September
2010 by authorities in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Details of the triple
homicide case weren’t immediately available Tuesday.
Lira-Quintero was sent to an Arizona prison in December 2009 after a kidnapping
ICE officials say he was transferred to the Eloy Detention Center late last
month after he completed his prison sentence and was held pending his
Lira-Quintero was previously convicted in the U.S. of attempted transportation
of marijuana for sale in 2004.