Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: I Would Have Already Extradited El Chapo

03/08/2016 The Huffington Post

Vicente_Fox_2After Mexican troops recaptured drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in early January, Mexican officials finally agreed to start the process to extradite the kingpin to the United States.

Mexican officials chose not to extradite Guzmán after he was captured in the city of Mazatlan in the spring of 2014, arguing he should serve out his Mexican prison sentences first. In the summer of 2015, Guzmán escaped from the maximum security prison where he was being held through a tunnel leaving from the shower in his cell. It was the drug lord’s second prison break.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox told HuffPost Live in a conversation last week that he would have acted much more quickly were he still in office.

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