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Mexico Aims to Extradite ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

He was captured Friday following a months-long manhunt

A day after fugitive Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured, the Mexican government has said it aims to fulfill an extradition request from the United States for the notorious cartel kingpin, a source within the Mexican attorney general’s office told NBC News on Saturday.

Guzman, who was captured Friday after a six-month manhunt, faces charges in numerous jurisdictions across the United States.

While the Justice Department doesn’t comment on extradition requests, a senior official said Friday: “I can confirm that it is the practice of the United States to seek extradition whenever defendants subject to U.S. charges are apprehended in. . .

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