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Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ headed to New York jail after he’s extradited from Mexico
U.S. DEA took custody of 59-year-old Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Tex
U.S. Justice Dept has been working with Mexican authorities to get Guzman to the U.S. to face  indictments in seven jurisdictions
Outstanding charges include 12 murder conspiracies, drug trafficking and money laundering 
Fearing capital punishment, El Chapo has been fighting his extradition for more than a year
He will not face the death penalty,  the Brooklyn indictment have been amended to remove murder counts
El Chapo extradited.pngJoaquin Guzman being taken into custody on his way to face trial in the US
police-board-mexican-air-force-plane-after-the-extradition-of-drug-lord-joaquin-el-chapo-guzman-iboards-plane-for-extradition1Heightened Security after the extradition of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman: Police board Mexican Air Force plane in Ciudad Juarez after the cartel head had been sent off
Mexican drug czar and noted escape artist Joaquin “El Chafterapo” Guzman is being extradited to the United States to face numerous charges, officials said Thursday.
The office of the Mexican Attorney General said the head of the feared Sinaloa cartel was already in the air on Thursday evening. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed they took custody of Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Tex., and a plane carrying him departed for New York at 5:31 p.m.
Guzman has been fighting his extradition for more than a year.
The U.S. Justice Department has been working with Mexican authorities to get Guzman to the U.S. to face charges for 12 murder conspiracies, drug trafficking and money laundering.
He is facing indictments in seven jurisdictions.

El Chapo Guzman1.jpgCan he be kept in check? Escape artiste Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is set to be housed at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

In February, it was reported that Attorney General Loretta Lynch would steer Guzman’s prosecution to Brooklyn Federal Court.The Justice Department conceding to the Mexican government’s condition that Guzman would not face the death penalty if extradited, had quietly amended the Brooklyn indictment to remove murder counts.

The Altiplano Maxium-Security prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Toluca, Mexico. Guzman escaped through a tunnel created for that purpose under the prison. The Security measures are expected to be tougher on the U.S. side of the border

Guzman has become infamous for his Houdini-like escapes from Mexican prisons.
The 59-year-old spent months on the run after a stunning escape from a high-security lockup in central Mexico in 2015.S
Sources said Guzman will be housed in either the maximum-security terrorist wing of downtown’s Metropolitan Correctional Center or the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Both facilities are designed for the “containment of extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone inmates” .

In his last bid for freedom, he used an adapted motorcycle on tracks in a mile long tunnel to pedal his way to freedom.However, his time as a fugitive was short-lived though as he was eventually recaptured following a bloody shootout.
In 2001, Guzman, considered one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world, escaped from another prison in a laundry cart.
He has been held in a high-security prison in Ciudad Juarez, on the Texas border since last May.
The AFP reported that Mexico’s Supreme Court dashed his last hopes of avoiding extradition when it dismissed the appeals by the drug lord against his extradition, earlier Thursday,
“The judges decided not to hear the [appeal for] protection” from extradition, a court source said.
The source said the Supreme Court passed the appeals to a separate “collegiate” panel of judges for it to issue a ruling.

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