Chicago-area man facing drug charges captured in Mexico

Updated 5/26/2018 8:27 AM

CHICAGO -- A suburban Chicago man who fled to Mexico two years ago before he was charged with federal drug crimes has been captured and returned to the United States.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Rolando Estrada of Elmwood Park is suspected of importing a fentanyl analogue from China. He's charged with distributing, controlling and possessing drugs.

Estrada fled the U.S. amid an investigation in which authorities seized two packages at his home containing about 4 kilograms of furanyl fentanyl and 5 kilograms of cocaine.

The government accuses Estrada of coordinating shipments of fentanyl to Chicago while in Mexico.

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