Judge clears ‘Chapo’ extradition; move to Juarez may be a precursor to transfer to U.S

May 9, 2016 5:31 PM

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Judge clears ‘Chapo’ extradition; move to Juarez may be a precursor to transfer to U.S

A Mexican judge has approved an extradition request for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, clearing the way for the drug lord to be transferred to a U.S.

The country's foreign ministry must still approve the extradition request and the defense can appeal. Mexico's Judicial Council, which oversees Mexico's federal judges and tribunals, said the judge, who it did not name, had agreed that the legal requirements laid out in the extradition treaty betwe...

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