Thursday, January 19, 2017

El Chapo Being Extradited To U.S.

Notorious Mexican drug czar Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is being extradited from Mexico to New York to face charges. A spokesperson for the Mexican Attorney General announced that Guzman was en route to the U.S., but did not reveal the exact location of his destination.

The U.S. Justice Department has been working against Guzman's resistance to extradition to the U.S., where he will face charges for 12 murder conspiracies, drug trafficking, and money laundering. According to the NY Daily News, Guzman will not face the death penalty if extradited, per an agreement the Justice Department made with the Mexican government.

Guzman is expected to be housed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center or the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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