The Sinaloa drug lord was taken to a federal holding facility in New York to face an indictment for drug trafficking and money laundering.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 19, 2017
New York City, New York - On Thursday, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, 62, the Sinaloa Cartel drug lord was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico, according to the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE). Guzmán Loera was transported by U.S. federal agents from the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service to New York where he will face a federal judge for an indictment accusing Guzmán Loera of drug trafficking and money laundering.
Guzmán Loera was taken into custody in the city of Los Mochis in the state of Sinaloa in January 2016 by Mexican military police.A $5M reward was offered by the U.S. and $3M by the Mexican government. The U.S. filed an extradition request for Guzmán Loera with the Mexican government.
Guzmán Loera had been held at the federal Altiplano prison where he previously escaped from and where he awaited for the extradition process to take its course. A Mexican federal judge on Thursday denied Guzmán Loera's attempt to avoid extradition to the U.S., according to Mexican authorities.