“El Chapo” Temporarily Avoids U.S. Extradition

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or "Shorty," received a temporary injunction to block his extradition to the United States where he faces narcotics and arms trafficking charges, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Mexican marines arrested Mexico's most wanted criminal and boss of the feared Sinaloa Cartel on Saturday inside a Mazatlan condo tower with aid from U.S. law enforcement agencies. On Monday, Guzman's lawyers filed an injunction to block any move to extradite him to the United States. The injunction was approved on Tuesday but it remains unclear how long it will last, raising the possibility that the drug lord could remain in Mexico for a while. Guzman's capture was major moment for Mexico's government in the battle against organized crime that has killed more than 80,000 people since 2007, according to NBC News.

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