Joaquin Guzman Loera, AKA El Chapo, was extradited to the United States on Thursday night.
A federal court in Mexico denied an appeal by Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers to block the extradition, clearing the way for his transfer to the American authorities in New York, where he faces numerous charges for his role as the chieftain of the Sinaloa cartel.
The notorious drug lord was put on a plane on Thursday in Ciudad Juárez, near the border with Texas, and arrived in the United States on President Obama’s final night in office.
According to a Justice Department statement late Thursday, he was flown to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y.
He twice slipped out of high-security Mexican prisons – let’s see if he can do the same in the US.