World IN BRIEF : MEXICO : Alleged Drug Lord’s Citizenship in Doubt
An alleged drug lord deported to the United States by Mexico because of his U.S. citizenship may not be a citizen after all, officials said. Leticia Ramirez of the Cameron County clerk’s office in Brownsville, Texas, said Juan Garcia Abrego had obtained a Texas birth certificate in 1965, nearly 20 years after his birth, but that the state voided the certificate in 1993 for reasons that are not clear. The issue raises questions about the legality of Garcia Abrego’s deportation Monday. He faces 20 counts of drug and money laundering charges in a U.S. indictment and is currently jailed in Houston.