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Alleged lead enforcer of Mexican drug gang extradited from Netherlands - Arechiga-Gamboa had undergone plastic surgery and attempted to change fingerprints to evade arrest


Last updated 7/12/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - An alleged lead enforcer of a powerful Mexican drug gang extradited to the United States from the Netherlands Thursday was arraigned in San Diego federal court today on a charge of conspiracy to import controlled substances.

Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa, also known as ''Chino Antrax,'' waived his right to a detention hearing and was ordered held without bail. A motions hearing was set for Aug. 22 before U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Arechiga-Gamboa on Dec. 20 and a sealed warrant for his arrest was issued the same day.


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