Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ appeals US extradition
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.
The lawyer of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Andres Granados, shows documents outside the Federal Court building in Mexico City.