Mexico Extradites Drug Lord El Chapo to U.S. One Day Before Trump Inauguration
Convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, Mexico’s government said Thursday.
Several U.S. jurisdictions want to try the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel on federal drug trafficking charges, including prosecutors in San Diego, New York, El Paso, Texas, Miami and Chicago.
A U.S. official told NBC News Thursday evening that Guzman was in the air being flown to the U.S. by Mexican authorities.
He is charged in six separate indictments in the U.S. connected to the Sinaloa cartel, the Justice Department said.