chapoOne step closer to being extradited.

Two days after drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was transferred to a prison near Juarez, a federal judge in Mexico said the extradition process can move forward.

An unnamed judge said the “legal requirements laid out in the extradition treaty” between the U.S. and Mexico had been met, The Associated Press reports, adding that Mexico’s foreign ministry has 20 days to approve the extradition.

According to reports, he has been “indicted on drug and arms trafficking, money laundering and murder charges in at least six U.S. states.”

However, this could still be a lengthy process. His layers could put up a fight that could delay or prevent the extradition.

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