Bringing Them Back to Justice

Extradition can be a breeze -- or a byzantine business

The arm of American law is sometimes longer than many lawbreakers imagine, and last week it reached around the world to seize two very different suspects. At the request of the U.S., Swiss authorities went to the posh Schweizerhof Hotel in Bern and arrested Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi millionaire and arms dealer implicated in the Iran-contra scandal. Khashoggi is wanted in New York City on racketeering charges stemming from real estate dealings involving former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

A day later, Mexican police nabbed Ramon Salcido, 28, a winery worker accused of a gruesome shooting and slashing rampage in Sonoma County,...

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