Mexico Moves to Extradite Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to US

Mexico is starting the process to extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, where he faces an array of charges linked to the hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin and other drugs he has shipped across the border.

The Mexican government had in the past rejected U.S. requests to turn over Guzman, but changed its stance after the drug kingpin escaped six months ago from one of its prisons for a second time before being recaptured in a shootout with authorities last Friday. Interpol agents in Mexico went Sunday to the prison near Mexico City where he is being held to deliver two extradition warrants. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS

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