The saga of escape artist El Chapo may finally be over.
Late Thursday, officials confirmed Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had been successfully extradited to the United States. He was taken via plane to New York, where he will be making his first court appearance today. He’s facing multiple indictments, including for murder and drug trafficking.
El Chapo gained his infamy due to two escapes from Mexican prison, one in 2001 and another in 2015. Both times he received help from prison guards, which in theory is less likely to happen in the United States. In reality, who knows. As a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, he was pegged as one of the richest men in the world by Forbes at one point.
The United States has promised not to execute Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. He might even be happy about his extradition after he accused a prison guard in Mexico of daily sexual harassment. It’s wild to realize that the legendary El Chapo will be appearing in the same courthouse as Bobby Shmurda.
[via ABC News]