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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Authorities say a man has been extradited from Mexico City to Tucson to face drug and money laundering charges in southern Arizona.

Raul Ernesto Esquivel was among 18 people indicted in November 2010.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the 65-count indictment including charges involving illegally conducting a drug enterprise, money laundering and unlawful use of wire communication.

Prosecutors say Esquivel allegedly was a marijuana sales broker working on behalf of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern Arizona.

Esquivel was arrested in Mexico by a provisional arrest warrant prepared by Horne's office. It was issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and a federal court in Mexico City.

He was arraigned Tuesday and has a court hearing on Sept. 5. It's unclear if Esquivel has a lawyer yet.

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