COMING TO AMERICA: Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Being Extradited To U.S.
Look who’s coming to America!
The Department of Justice confirmed the notorious drug lord known as El Chapo has been extradited and is en route to the United States to face criminal charges for his involvement with the “Sinaloa Cartel.”
Via ABC News:
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured after six months on the run last year, is being extradited to the United States, a spokesperson for the Mexican attorney general confirmed to ABC News.
The spokesperson would not confirm where in the U.S. El Chapo is headed, citing security concerns. He is currently en route, the spokesperson said.
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement confirming Guzman’s extradition to the U.S. The drug kingpin is being charged in six separate indictments throughout the U.S., the DOJ said.
The department also gave credit to the Mexican government for its “extensive cooperation and assistance” in securing Guzman’s extradition.
In June, Guzman’s pending extradition was suspended until a judge could make a decision on the appeal filed by his team. His extradition had been approved the month before under the condition that U.S. authorities would not seek the death penalty.
American officials in Texas were looking to charge Guzman with a slew of offenses, including murder, money laundering and conspiracy.
See the official press release below:
— ABC News (@ABC) January 19, 2017
Hopefully, he stays in custody or things could get even more interesting around here.