Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to USA

May 20, 2016 6:59 PM

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Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to USA

Mexico’s foreign ministry has granted permission to extradite drug lord Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman to the United States. Earlier, a Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison near the U.S. border.

On Saturday, Guzman was transferred to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on Mexico's northern border and a senior Mexican security official said the kingpin's extradition was in motion and would happen by mid-year.

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