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For Immediate Release

October 14, 2015 Gretchen Fortin, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Georgia (404) 730-3826;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Alleged Drug Lord ‘La Barbie’ Transferred to Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – The U.S. Marshals from Northern District of Georgia, Special Response Team, with the assistance of Customs and Border Protection, SRT, Georgia State Patrol, Atlanta Police Department, SWAT, Air and Traffic, and Patrol, as well as the Federal Protective Service, transported alleged drug lord Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez and Carlos Montemayor to U.S. P. Atlanta on Friday, October 9.

“A special thanks to all those involved with the high threat move for their true professionalism; things could not have gone any smoother,” said Dawn Anderson, Chief for the Northern District of Georgia.

Valdez, a U.S. born former leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, and Montemayor were arrested in August 2010 by Mexican authorities. The two men are charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and launder money. They will now face the charges pending against them in the Northern District of Georgia.

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