Mexico to extradite drug lord Guzman to U.S.

The world’s most wanted drug kingpin was re-arrested after a deadly raid in a coastal Mexican city on Friday.

Hours later, the Sinaloa cartel lord was flown to a maximum-security prison west of the capital city.

Now Mexico says it’s willing to extradite Guzman to the U.S., a reversal from the official position after his last capture in 2014.

Guzman is wanted by U.S. authorities on a host of criminal charges.

His organization is blamed for smuggling billions of dollars worth of drugs into the U.S., and for thousands of deaths in Mexico and the U.S. due to addiction and gang warfare.

Some also questioned Mexico’s ability to hold on to Guzman, who escaped the country’s most secure prison through a tunnel under his cell’s shower in July 2014, and fled from another jail in a laundry cart in 2001.

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