A fugitive who acted as the lawyer for 10 Baptist missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children has been arrested on human-trafficking charges, authorities said Friday. Jorge Puello was detained at the United States' request as he left a McDonald's in the Dominican capital Thursday, a National Drug Control Agency spokesman said. A judge has 30 days to meet with Puello, Dominican authorities and an attorney representing the U.S. before deciding whether to honor an extradition request, he said.
'Lawyer' for U.S. Missionaries in Haiti Is Arrested on Trafficking Charges
The Associated Press
March 22, 2010