Mexico says tests prove suspect is drug cartel head Guzman

February 25, 2014 11:16 PM

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Mexico says tests prove suspect is drug cartel head Guzman

MEXICO CITY -- Battling skepticism about its ability to prosecute the world’s most-wanted drug-trafficker -- and even if it’s really him in jail -- the Mexican government on Tuesday swore it would not allow Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to escape and would consider extradition to the U.S.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, the second-ranking member of the government, said Mexican authorities want a first crack at Guzman, who was captured by Mexican marines using U.S. intelligence on Saturday at a seaside resort after 13 years on the run.

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