One of the world’s most wanted drug kingpins, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to be tried in Texas and California for murder, trafficking, kidnapping and money laundering.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, the Mexican foreign ministry said on Thursday, one day before Donald Trump assumes the US presidency. The extradition process started in January 2016.
Guzman departed Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for New York City, US at 3:15 pm local time, according to a US official. Guzman will be tried in Texas and California, said the Mexican court in a statement.
Joaquin Guzman, 59, is considered one of the world’s most wanted drug lords. He was captured in January 2016 after having escaped from prison.
The head of the Sinaloa cartel has been wanted by the US for his crimes ranging from money laundering to drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder in Chicago, Miami and New York. He is charged in six separate indictments throughout the United States.