Fast and Furious murder suspect extradited from Mexico
TUCSON, Ariz. – It was a bloody confrontation more than three years ago in the desert brush of Arizona about 11 miles from the border with Mexico. When it was over, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was dead and two weapons found at the scene would shine a light on a botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious that became a political headache for the Obama administration.
On Wednesday, one of the five men accused of murder in the case was returned to the United States from Mexico, where he was arrested almost two years ago. Lionel Portillo-Meza, also known as Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, appeared in federal court, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held without bail.
“We have been anticipating this extradition and we are very pleased,” said Robert Heyer, Brian Terry’s cousin and…
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