Thursday, January 19, 2017

Airplane carrying "El Chapo" has landed on Long Island

Borderland Beat

The plane carrying Mexican drug lord Joaquin Archivaldo "El Chapo" Guzman Loera has landed at MacArthur Airport on Long Island Thursday evening just hours after it was announced he was being extradited to the United States. 

El Chapo’s attorneys say they were not notified of the extradition. “It was illegal. They didn’t even notify us,” said lawyer Andres Granados, who accused the government of extraditing his client to distract from nationwide gasoline protests. “It’s totally political.”

The Sinaloa capo will be incarcerated in the maximum-security Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Mexico says the extradition was a goodwill gesture towards both the outgoing and incoming U.S. administration.  

His first court appearance will be tomorrow morning.

Photo below is of his now vacated prison cell in Juarez, Chihuahua.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan and Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Brooklyn (below)  are the principal federal holding facilities of alleged and convicted terrorists.