Mexican drugsbaas ‘El Chapo’ extradited to United States

Mexican drugsbaas ‘El Chapo’ extradited to United States

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The Mexican drugsbaas Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is extradited to the United States, reported that the Mexican ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday.

“The government has today Guzman extradited to the United States,” according to the Mexican authorities. Guzman was being held in a prison in the north of Mexico, he was one of the biggest drug lords in the world.

His lawyers said previously to do everything the extradition of their client to avoid. If necessary, they will be the case challenging for an international criminal court. The challenge is with the extradition has now definitively failed.

“It is good to have him now finally in the United States to have”, a spokesperson of the American police know. According to him, is the coincidence of the extradition with the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on Friday was purely by chance.


On 12 July 2015, he managed to escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico. After a huge manhunt, he was in January 2016 is picked up again.

‘El Chapo’ was the head of the powerful Sinaloa cartel that has, since about 1990 is considered to be the most powerful cartel in Mexico. He was ever on the list of billionaires by the American business magazine Forbes.

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