Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
Mexico

Second Mexican Judge Approves 'El Chapo's' Extradition

Joaquín Guzmán Loera's extradition still depends on foreign affairs and the possible appeals by the drug lord's lawyers

Joaquín Guzmán Loera is photographed following his latest arrest in January, photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel
2 years ago

MEXICO CITY — A second Mexican judge has ruled that the extradition of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to the United States can go forward, judicial authorities announced Monday.

The process still awaits approval of Mexico’s foreign ministry and it can be appealed.

The judge’s decision was on an extradition request from a federal court in Texas. Last week, another judge made the same determination on a separate extradition request from a federal court in California.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera was recently moved from the Altiplano prison to one closer to the U.S. border. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera was recently moved from the Altiplano prison to one closer to the U.S. border. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

The second decision starts another 20-day period during which the foreign affairs ministry can decide to allow the extradition. If it approves the extradition, Guzmán Loera’s lawyers could appeal, making it possible that the extradition of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel could still be months away.

The courts said Monday that the second case is related to charges for conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine and marijuana, money laundering, arms possession and murder.

Guzmán Loera faces charges from seven federal prosecutors in the U.S., including Chicago, New York, Miami and San Diego.

Guzmán Loera was arrested in January after almost six months on the run following his escape from a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel that opened to the floor of his shower.

He had already escaped once before in 2001 and spent more than a decade as one of the world’s most wanted fugitives until he was recaptured in 2014.

After his latest capture, authorities returned him to the same Altiplano prison of the brazen tunnel escape. They said they had reinforced the prison’s security.

But earlier this month, Guzmán Loera was suddenly transferred to a prison near the U.S. border in what the government said had to do with new efforts to improve security at Altiplano.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Latest News

Fast-moving flames force people to flee ...

3 days ago
Entertainment

Prosecutors: No charges against conducto ...

4 days ago
Latest News

Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many f ...

4 days ago
Latest News

New Mexico school shooter left note plot ...

4 days ago
Most Popular

Dutch town tests driverless buses

By The Associated Press
Business

Up to 90 Million More Takata Airbag Infl ...

By The Associated Press
Business

Cuba to Lift Penalty on Dollar but Warns ...

By The Associated Press
Business

INEGI Releases Report on Inflation

By Notimex
Business

New Delivery App Rappi Says It's Not Sel ...

By Caitlin Donohue
Business