Roxana Baldetti, the former Guatemalan vice-president whose extradition has been formally requested by the United States, late Wednesday after she was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in February 2017 on drug trafficking charges. Baldetti was charged for distributing nearly five kilograms of cocaine from January 2010 to May 2015, knowing that it would be illegally imported to the U.S. The Depart of Justice had made it clear at the time that the U.S. would be serving a formal extradition notice to the former Guatemalan vice-president at a future date. The news that the U.S. is moving forward with the extradition request was announced by Guatemala's foreign ministry, the Washington Times reported. Guatemalan former vice-president Roxana Baldetti is pictured at a courtroom before the judge suspended the hearing in which he was to decide on whether a trial against her and former President Otto Perez Molina (out of frame) would take place, at the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, March 28, 2016. Baldetti served in former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina's government, who was impeached over corruption charges.
Jun-8-2017, 04:20:09 GMT