Mexico on Friday approved the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U.S. to face various charges ranging from drug trafficking to homicide and money laundering.
“Chapo Guzman’s reign of terror as the world’s largest and most significant drug lord will come to an end once he steps across the border,” said Mike Vigil, a retired head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “He will no longer have access to his criminal infrastructure. The cases in the United States against him are extremely strong.”
The head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin, who escaped from Mexican maximum security prison in July last year, will face charges in Texas and California.
According to the foreign minister, the U.S. government has agreed he wouldn’t face the death penalty in accordance with Mexican law.