US to seek extradition of Mexican drug cartel kingpin

The United States will seek the extradition of Mexico's drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, officials said.

Guzman is one of the world's most powerful organized crime bosses Credit: Reuters

Federal prosecutors in New York plan to seek the extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, Guzman, who was captured on Saturday in Mexico with help from U.S. agencies, had long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel.

The United States had placed a $5 million bounty on Guzman's head. His cartel has smuggled billions of dollars worth of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United States, and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican gangs

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US seeks extradition of world's most wanted drug lord

The US will seek the extradition of Mexico's drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, officials said. Guzman was captured in Mexico by US and Mexican law enforcement officials on Saturday.