Mexican President Says Gov’t Speeding Efforts to Ensure Chapo’s Extradition

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. (Reuters/Ruben Sprich)
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. (Reuters/Ruben Sprich)

The Mexican government is speeding up efforts to extradite notorious drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States after his recapture earlier this month, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday.

Guzman was caught in early January after six months on the run following a spectacular prison break through a tunnel in his cell floor, embarrassing Pena Nieto and his government.

“The order the Attorney General’s office has is to speed up its work to ensure this highly dangerous criminal is extradited as soon as possible,” Pena Nieto told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Guzman’s lawyers are working to block his extradition.