Mexico's deputy attorney general says the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman to the U.S. has nothing to do with the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was brought to a jail in Manhattan late Thursday night (January 19) shortly after landing on U.S. soil. The drug lord is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday (January 20), after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder. Mexico's deputy attorney general said on Thursday that the extradition of Guzman the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency was not politically timed. Guzman, 59, arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport from a prison in the city of Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his Sinaloa cartel crushed the rival Juarez gang. The drug lord is charged in six separate indictments throughout the United States. Mexico's court authority said he would be tried in California and Texas, raising the prospect he will appear in courts in the border towns of San Diego and El Paso, which have indictments against him.