|Published:||Sep 22, 2010 4:32 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 22, 2010 1:32 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A Colombian drug trafficking suspect will have a detention hearing in Miami after being flown from out of Venezuela to face the charges.
Jaime Alberto Marin, a leader of the Norte del Valle cartel, is also known as "Beto Marin." He was flown out of Venezuela and appeared before a Miami federal magistrate Tuesday.
The Miami Herald reports prosecutors will seek to detain him as he awaits trial on charges that he conspired to distribute thousands of kilos of cocaine in his homeland knowing that the drugs would be smuggled into the U.S.
The 48-year-old has a detention hearing on Friday and arraignment Nov. 1. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
Marin has been wanted in the U.S. since 2007. Another suspected trafficker was also deported.