Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Has Been Extradited To The United States

It’s taken several years, but Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has finally been extradited to the U.S., the Washington Post reports. For the last several months, El Chapo has been housed in a prison near Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, on the Texas-Mexico border. But on Thursday, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry handed over the notorious Sinaloa cartel boss to U.S. authorities in El Paso, where he was quickly transported to New York.

In the past, the New York Times reported that if Guzman were extradited to the U.S., it was likely that he would be tried in Brooklyn, because of a standing indictment from 2009. Guzman and other Sinaloa members are accused of smuggling large amounts of cocaine and heroin into the New York area, the New York Times reported. Chapo has a history of breaking out of jail, but it looks as if those days may be behind him for now.


[H/T] The Washington Post: Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to U.S.


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