WASHINGTON | US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

WASHINGTON  | US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

WASHINGTON — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. But then the case took an unexpected turn.

Instead of being extradited to the U.S., Vladimir Lyubishin Jr. and Sr. were sent back to Russia, where, the State Department says, it’s not clear if they will face trial.

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