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Mexico

Senior Official: 'El Chapo' U.S. Extradition Set for Early 2017

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales provided the clearest indication of a departure date for Guzmán Loera on Friday, saying he expected the matter to be resolved soon

Recaptured drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, photo: Reuters/Henry Romero
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1 year ago

MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects to extradite captured drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to the United States at the outset of 2017, a top government official said on Friday, despite ongoing appeals by lawyers to block his departure.

Guzmán Loera, boss of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested by Mexican police in the northern city of Los Mochis in January after breaking out of a maximum security prison through a tunnel dug right into his cell six months earlier.

It was Guzmán Loera’s second jailbreak in less than 15 years, and President Enrique Peña Nieto swiftly pledged to extradite him.

However, the process has proven more laborious than some senior officials had suggested as the kingpin’s lawyers seek to prevent his removal to the United States through appeals.

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales provided the clearest indication of a departure date for Guzmán Loera on Friday, saying he expected the matter to be resolved soon.

“We expect (Guzmán Loera’s extradition) in January or February,” Sales told local television.

Responding to Sales’ remarks, José Refugio Rodríguez, an attorney for Guzmán Loera, said far too many appeals were pending for extradition to take place that quickly.

“That’s not enough time,” Refugio said, adding that the only way to send Guzmán Loera to the United States by early 2017 would be “to take him out (of jail) by force.”

A Mexican judge ruled in May that Guzmán Loera could be extradited to the United States where he faces charges including money laundering, drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder.

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