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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2005
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(202) 514-2007
TDD (202) 514-1888

STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO R. GONZALES ON THE EXTRADITION OF BAZ MOHAMMAD:

“The extradition of Baz Mohammad, a drug kingpin with links to the Taliban, is an historic step in our work with the Afghan people to end the dual threat of narco-terrorism. This first-ever extradition from Afghanistan sends a clear message to drug lords around the word: Those who seek to destroy American lives will be brought to justice. I thank President Karzai for his leadership, and I thank the prosecutors and law enforcement agents of both nations whose dedication and hard work made today's announcement possible.”

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