Drug lord 'El Chapo' in the 'clinko'
Officials say drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been formally charged with violations of Mexico's drug-trafficking laws, starting a legal process that makes swift extradition to the U.S. unlikely.
Guzman was charged with cocaine trafficking Sunday inside a maximum-security prison, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council announced. A judge has until Tuesday to decide whether to bring Guzman to trial here but a Mexican federal official said that Guzman faces a series of other charges in Mexico.
Rulings on all the charges will significantly delay any extradition decision, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
U.S. officials have been pushing for Guzman's swift extradition. He faces charges in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more World News
- Parachutist hits houseVernon / N. Okanagan - 6:47 pm
- Boonstock liquor decision finalPenticton / S. Okanagan - 7:00 pm
- Disaster relief from stormKamloops - 6:34 pm
- Movie set burned in firePenticton / S. Okanagan - 6:30 pm
World Health Organization
World Trade Organization