Saturday, January 23, 2016

‘El Chapo’ extradition to the U.S. will be accelerated, Mexican President Nieto says

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, January 22, 2016, 5:54 PM

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Friday he’s ordering officials to accelerate the extradition of recaptured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States.



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Mexico had balked at extraditing Guzman after he was captured in 2014, but his escape from a top-security prison in July apparently changed officials’ minds.
 
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OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty ImagesDrug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could be in the states to face charges sooner rather than later.

Peña Nieto said he’d told his Attorney General’s office to “achieve the extradition of this highly dangerous delinquent as soon as possible.” He made the comments during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Mexican marines captured Guzman on Jan. 8, six months after he tunneled out of a top-security Mexican prison — his escape from a maximum security lockup.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in Davos that he'd like to accelerate the extradition of the slippery drug lord.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in Davos that he'd like to accelerate the extradition of the slippery drug lord.

The Sinaloa Cartel chief is wanted on multiple charges in both Mexico and the U.S.
Officials have already said they plan now to extradite Guzman, but have said the process could take a year or more of legal wrangling.
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