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. . .