Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman after his capture. REUTERS/Henry
US federal prosecutors in New York plan to seek the
extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin
Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, to the United States, the US
Attorney's office said.
Guzman, captured on Saturday in Mexico with help from US
agencies, had long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel.
Robert Nardoza, a spokesman for the US Attorney's office in
Brooklyn, said his office plans to seek Guzman's extradition
to face a variety of charges.
The United States had placed a $5 million bounty on Guzman's
head. Guzman's cartel has smuggled billions of dollars worth
of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines into the United
States, and fought vicious turf wars with other Mexican
He pioneered the use of sophisticated underground tunnels to
smuggle drug shipments across the border and also became a
major narcotics exporter to Europe and Asia in recent