After a lengthy manhunt, law enforcement officials in Honduras finally tracked Bobadilla down in a mountainous area located somewhere in the northeastern province of Colon, during a sting operation in May. The 62-year-old mother was taken alive, while her son, Tito, was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire. On Tuesday, she was placed in the custody of six members of the DEA, at an air force base near the capital of Tegucigalpa, and flown to the United States. Her extradition is the latest effort by the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, to clamp down on the output of narcotics from her country. She will be joining her son, stateside, who was extradited to the U.S. back in November of 2019, following his arrest in Honduras. Government officials from the United States and Honduras are still in search of Juan Carlos Montes, the only one of Bobadilla’s sons who has managed to evade law enforcement thus far.
According to her indictment, Bobadilla is expected to stand trial for devising a “conspiracy to distribute cocaine to be unlawfully imported into the United States” at the Eastern District Court of Virginia.
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