Within one day of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, and on the last full day of Barrack Obama’s presidency, the Sinaloa Cartel leader known as “El Chapo” was extradited to the United States.
The aircraft transferring Chapo, departed at 5:31 pm (ET) from Mexico to New York. The DEA agency received custody of the capo in Ciudad Juárez, on the border with Texas.
Today the Supreme Court of Mexico rejected the last two appeals filed by the Sinaloa captain against his extradition.
The U.S. Justice Department issued a statement confirming that Guzman was en route to the United States and expressed gratitude to Mexico for its cooperation.
“We extend our gratitude to the government of Mexico for their extensive cooperation and assistance in securing the extradition of Guzmán Loera to the United States.”
Message from the Government of Mexico:
The Government of the Republic today extradited Joaquín Guzmán Loera to the United States of America
Communiqué No. 018 .- The Government of the Republic reports that today the Fifth Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, decided to deny the protection and protection of Federal Justice to Joaquín Guzmán Loera against the agreements of the May 20, 2016 that grant his extradition to the United States of America to be prosecuted for various crimes.
The Government of the Republic reports that today the Fifth Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, decided to deny the protection and protection of Federal Justice to Joaquín Guzmán Loera against the agreements of May 20, 2016 that Extradition to the United States of America to be prosecuted for various crimes, considering that the agreements complied with the constitutional rules, the requirements established in the bilateral treaty and other legal provisions in force for their issuance.
Consequently, in order to comply with the extradition agreements, this dependency of the Federal Government made Joaquín Guzmán Loera available to the Attorney General of the Republic, and through it, the Government of the Republic handed over Mr. Guzmán Loera to the Authorities of the United States of America.