Mexican authorities have filed formal charges against a Laredo-born drug trafficking suspect who goes by the nickname 'La Barbie.'
Mexico TMs Attorney General TMs Office (PGR) reported that Edgar Valdez-Villarreal was indicted on Tuesday.
The organized crime indictment came from a court in the State of Mexico.
The Laredo-born drug trafficking suspect is accused of being a leader with the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel.
Mexican authorities arrested Valdez-Villarreal outside Mexico City back in August 2010.
Valdez-Villarreal will remain in custody while authorities decide the case, which involves the kidnapping of four people and firearms charges.
Court records show that the Valdez-Villarreal is also facing charges from a drug trafficking case in Atlanta.
The extradition process could begin after Valdez-Villarrreal has been sentenced in the case in Mexico.