By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 10, 2016
Mexico, D.F. - On Saturday, the Mexican federal Attorney General's Office (PGRF) confirmed that a legal process has been initiated to extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, 57, to the U.S. The extradition process will take less than 25 days, according to the PGRF. Guzman Loera will remain at the Altiplano Mexican federal prison where he escaped from during the extradition process.
The Sinaloa Cartel has less than 25 days to free Guzman Loera from prison. Guzman Loera has escaped twice from a maximum federal prison and authorities are working to extradite the druglord before he attempts to escape once again.
The U.S. has filed several extradition requests on June 16 and August 31, 2015 with the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to act on an executive order to extradite Guzman Loera as soon as possible to avoid any attempt on the life of the druglord. Guzman Loera will most likely be expected to expose those corrupt Mexican political officials, high ranking military and federal law enforcement supervisors under his payroll.
Guzman Loera was taken into custody in Los Mochis, Sinaloa Friday morning by Mexican Marines. A tip about a contract negotiation for the making of El Chapo movie between lawyers representing Guzman Loera and a movie maker led to Guzman Loera's arrest, according to the PGRF.
The U.S. Marshals Service is prepared to take Guzman Loera into custody any day, according to federal sources. Guzman Loera's extradition to the U.S. will be discreet for security purposes.
Once in the U.S., Guzman Loera is expected to spend the rest of his life in a federal prison, if convicted for drug trafficking and money laundering.