Treaty Series No. 741

Supplementary Extradition Convention Between the United States of America and Mexico, Signed at Washington, December 23, 192511

The United States of America and the United States of Mexico being desirous of enlarging the list of crimes on account of which extradition may be granted under the Conventions concluded between the two countries on February 22, 1899,12 and June 25, 1902,13 with a view to the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime in their respective territories and jurisdictions, have [Page 516] resolved to conclude a supplementary Convention for this purpose and have appointed as their plenipotentiaries, to wit:

  • The President of the United States of America:
  • Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and
  • The President of the United States of Mexico:
  • His Excellency Señor Don Manuel C. Téllez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico at Washington:

Who, after having exhibited to each other their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following articles:

Article I

The High Contracting Parties agree that the following crimes are added to the list of crimes numbered 1 to 21 in the second Article of the Treaty of Extradition of the 22nd of February, 1899, and the crime designated in the Supplementary Extradition Treaty, concluded between the United States and Mexico on the 25th of June, 1902; that is to say:

Crimes and offenses against the laws for the suppression of the traffic in and use of narcotic drugs.
Crimes and offenses against the laws relating to the illicit manufacture of or traffic in substances injurious to health, or poisonous chemicals.
Smuggling. Defined to be the act of wilfully and knowingly violating the customs laws with intent to defraud the revenue by international traffic in merchandise subject to duty.

Article II

The present Convention shall be considered as an integral part of the said Extradition Treaty of the 22nd of February, 1899, and it is agreed that the crime of bribery added to said original Treaty by the Supplemental Extradition Convention of the 25th of June, 1902, shall be numbered twenty-one (21); that the paragraph or crime numbered 21 in Article II of the original Treaty and relating to “Attempts” shall now be numbered 25 and be applicable under appropriate circumstances to all the crimes and offenses now numbered 1 to 24 inclusive.

Article III

The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at Washington or at Mexico City as soon as possible.

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It shall go into force ten days after its publication in conformity with the laws of the High Contracting Parties, and it shall continue and terminate in the same manner as the said Convention of February 22, 1899.

In testimony whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate, and have hereunto affixed their seals.

Frank B. Kellogg
Manuel C. Téllez
  1. In English and Spanish; Spanish text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, June 21, 1926; ratified by the President, June 28, 1926; ratified by Mexico, Jan. 29, 1926; ratifications exchanged at Washington, June 30, 1926; proclaimed by the President, July 1, 1926.
  2. Malloy, Treaties, vol. i, 1776–1909, p. 1184.
  3. Foreign Relations, 1903, p. 672.