- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Mexican national imprisoned in Texas on a drug conviction has been handed over to Mexican authorities as a suspect in a triple killing in that country.

Segundo Pineda-Magadan was taken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to the port of entry in Brownsville on Wednesday and given to Mexico’s Procuraduría General de la República.

Authorities say the 53-year-old Pineda-Magadan used assault rifles to kill three people in 1998. They say he and the victims were intoxicated when the shooting occurred.

An arrest warrant was issued for him in May. He was found earlier this month at the state prison in the South Texas town of Raymondville.

He was serving a nearly four-year term for conspiring to cultivate marijuana.

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