Tamil Diplomat

El Chapo Mexico signals extradition to US

The Mexican attorney general’s office says it will begin the process of extraditing recaptured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the US. It said the move was in line with US extradition requests from 2014.

On Friday Guzman was detained and sent back to the maximum-security prison he escaped from six months ago. Guzman, who was one of the world’s most wanted drug traffickers, escaped from there in July through a tunnel dug in the showers. That was his second escape – he was first arrested in Guatemala in 1993 and escaped from Puente Grande jail in 2001, reportedly in a laundry basket after bribing officials (BBC News, 2015).