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TOKYO, July 24 (Itar-Tass) - The United States on Wednesday has extradited to Japan a former US Navy man, who is suspected of running a drug trafficking network at the Yokosuka naval base near Tokyo. Jonathan Octavio Nunez, a 31-year-old former sailor, is the first suspect to be transferred to Japan under a bilateral extradition treaty that took effect in 1980, according to Japanese police.
Nunez had fled Japan in August 2004, a day after two of his alleged accomplices were arrested. They were civilian employees at the Yokosuka base, located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay. The three are suspected of shipping from Canada some 50,000 tablets of synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, to a post office box at the base using the military mail service in July 2004. The drugs had a total street value of about 200 million yen (about 2 million US dollars).
After his whereabouts were confirmed in the United States in 2009, US judicial authorities detained Nunez in November 2010, based on a request from the Japanese government, and decided to extradite him to Japan this year, according to the police.