Guzmán Loera is attempting to fight extradition to the U.S., but is expected to be turned over secretly to the U.S. within days to avoid escape.
By H. Nelson Goodson
February 24, 2014
Mexico City - On Monday, an attorney for the Sinaloa Cartel druglord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, 59, aka, "El Chapo" has filed a protection order to prevent an extradition order by the U.S. government. The protection petition was filed in the 8th Federal District Judicial Penal Protection Court and Guzmán Loera's attorney has 24 hours to ratify the petition. A judge would have to decide, if the petition case will move forward or not.
Intelligence sources indicate, Guzmán Loera will most likely be turned over to the U.S. in days. Once in the U.S., Guzmán Loera will face multiple federal charges that include, drug trafficking, murder, conspiracy and money laundering in Chicago, Illinois. If convicted, Guzmán Loera is facing life in a federa prison. He won't be able to run the Sinaloa Cartel from the U.S.
The U.S. Treasury is moving forward to identify, confiscate and freeze any bank assets or properties in the country tied to Guzmán Loera, the Sinaloa Cartel and his family.