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2 alleged Mexican drug cartel leaders to be tried

CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago says his intention is to try two alleged lieutenants of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel together sometime next year.

Judge Ruben Castillo’s comments came at a Tuesday hearing for Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez and Vicente Zambada.

Mexico extradited 57-year-old Hernandez last week and 37-year-old Zambada in 2010.

Hernandez entered a not guilty plea Tuesday.

And Judge Castillo delayed setting a trial date for the men until a Dec. 12 status hearing.

Both suspects are charged under the same 2009 indictment.


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