Mexico extradites drug lord El Chapo to US

Mexico extradites drug lord El Chapo to USMexico has extradited its drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York who will face trafficking and other charges related to illegal drugs.

The Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that Mexico had turned over Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, to US authorities.

The convicted Sinaloa cartel boss most recently sat in a prison near the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez. Authorities recaptured him last year after he made a second brazen jailbreak, and he had fought extradition since then.

Guzman will face the US justice system under incoming President Donald Trump.

The move is considered to be an olive branch to Trump who has regularly insulted Mexico and threatened to tear up the NAFTA trade agreement that underpins its economy.

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