US approves extradition of Panama’s Noriega to France

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday signed an order extraditing Panama‘s former strongman Manuel Noriega to France, where he is wanted for money laundering, a US official said.

“The secretary signed the order of extradition,” a State Department official told AFP.

CNN and CBS televisions aired video images that they said showed Noriega being led from a van into Miami airport.

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