Man wanted in triple homicide extradited to Mexico from Ariz.

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Alberto Lira-Quintero By Jennifer Thomas Alberto Lira-Quintero By Jennifer Thomas

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- A man wanted in connection with a triple homicide in his native Mexico has been extradited from Arizona.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 48-year-old Alberto Lira-Quintero was turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities at the Nogales port of entry Monday.

They say a criminal arrest warrant was issued for Lira-Quintero in September 2010 by authorities in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Details of the triple homicide case weren't immediately available Tuesday.

Lira-Quintero was sent to an Arizona prison in December 2009 after a kidnapping conviction.

ICE officials say he was transferred to the Eloy Detention Center late last month after he completed his prison sentence and was held pending his extradition.

Lira-Quintero was previously convicted in the U.S. of attempted transportation of marijuana for sale in 2004.

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