Mexico not planning to extradite drug kingpin Guzman: official

January 28, 2015 5:36 AM

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Mexico not planning to extradite drug kingpin Guzman: official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is not planning to extradite to the United States captured drug lord Joaquin Guzman because he will first have to serve out jail time at home, an official at the federal attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo said last week a U.S. request was imminent for the extradition of Guzman, who is best known in Mexico as El Chapo, or Shorty, because of his height.

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