Mexican Judge: Yes, El Chapo Can Be Extradited to The United States

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 09, 2016 2:30 PM
Mexican Judge: Yes, El Chapo Can Be Extradited to The United States

Last year Sinaloa Cartel drug kingpin El Chapo was once again captured and arrested after "escaping" from a heavily fortified Mexican prison. I use "escaping" because he was let out after a tunnel, complete with electricity and a track, was build straight to his cell. 

Since his arrest, El Chapo has been kept under 24/7 surveillance in the bowls of a Mexican prison and now, a Mexican judge has ruled he can be extradited to the United States to stand trial. El Chapo has been charged with dozens of offenses, including murder and international drug trafficking. 

A Mexican federal judge has ruled that reputed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the United States, according to a Monday news release from the Mexican Federal Court.
The decision was in response to a U.S. Department of Justice extradition request. The ruling does not immediately pave the way for the Sinaloa Cartel boss' extradition.


Guzman was transferred last week from the maximum-security Altiplano lockup in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a senior Mexican law enforcement source told CNN.

According to reports, El Chapo is responsible for the deaths and murders of thousands of people.