Chapo extradition expected by year's end: US official

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is expected to be extradited to the United States by the end of the year, a US official said Monday after a court approved the move. A Mexico City judge ruled Friday that the extradition could go ahead based on cocaine trafficking charges lodged in a California federal court, judicial officials said. An extradition within the same year of Guzman’s arrest would be relatively quick for Mexico’s judicial system, the official said.

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