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Israel extradites suspected drug kingpin to U.S

Mon Mar 6, 2006pm ET173

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel extradited an Israeli to the United States on Monday to stand trial on charges he ran an international ring that smuggled 700,000 Ecstasy pills into New York.

Zeev Rosenstein was arrested in Israel in November 2004 and failed to persuade Israeli courts to quash a U.S. demand for his handover.

An Israeli police spokesman said Rosenstein was flown to Miami accompanied by U.S. marshals to await trial in the United States.