Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ ap­peals US ex­tra­di­tion

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Mex­i­can drug king­pin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man has filed an ap­peal to pre­vent his ex­tra­di­tion to the United States, which the govern­ment hopes to carry out in 2017. His lawyer An­dres Grana­dos dropped off the doc­u­ments at a court in Mex­ico City, which will hand them over to a “col­lege” of ap­pel­late judges. The higher court could take three to six months to is­sue a rul­ing. The lawyer also plans to take the case up to the Supreme Court. Guz­man is fac­ing two ex­tra­di­tion bids, one in Cal­i­for­nia for drug dis­tri­bu­tion and an­other in Texas for mur­der and money laun­der­ing.

Photo: AFP

The lawyer of Mex­i­can drug king­pin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man, An­dres Grana­dos, shows doc­u­ments outside the Fed­eral Court build­ing in Mex­ico City.

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