The Attorney General of Mexico announced drug kingpin and leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.
U.S. and Mexican authorities previously agreed to the extradition according to Mexican newspaper El Universal.
The U.S. submitted formal requests for the extradition of El Chapo June 16 and Aug. 31, 2015. The August extradition request was filed after El Chapo’s jailbreak to ensure if he was recaptured he would stand trial in the U.S. Mexico approved the requests June 25 and Sept. 3, 2015.
El Chapo is being detained in Altiplano prison, the same prison he broke out of in July 2015. El Chapo has three days to submit a formal written appeal against the two extradition requests.
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