Mexico Confirms El Chapo Will Be Extradited to the US

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After being arrested yesterday, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been returned to the same prison he escaped from 6 months ago.  The jail in Altiplano was considered to be the most secure in Mexico until his escape.  Mexican authorities have confirmed that El Chapo will be extradited to the US to face drug trafficking charges there.

This is a complete reversal, since Mexico had refused the US’s request in June, before El Chapo’s escape.  The legal process is likely to be lengthy and El Chapo’s attorney has already said he will fight it every step of the way.  If El Chapo is extradited, he will likely face life in prison with no chance of parole.

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