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A Mexican man accused of trying to smuggle 97 kilograms of cocaine into Kelowna via Merritt doesn't want to come back to Canada.

RCMP say Victor Rodriguez, currently being held in California where he was arrested, is fighting extradition and wants to go back to Mexico.

Police say Rodriguez along with three other men accepted a fruit grinder machine from Argentina filled with drugs in September.

The group is alleged to have brought it to a ranch near Merritt, where RCMP were waiting.

50 year old Barry Ready was arrested on scene and Clifford Montgomery was nabbed at his home in West Kelowna.  Rodriguez and Tariq Aslam were found, after a brief flight from police, in California.

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