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Mexico willing to extradite El Chapo

Posted at 7:58 AM, Jan 10, 2016

A Mexican federal law enforcement official says the country is willing to extradite recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States. That's a sharp reversal from the government's position after his last capture in 2014.

The official says "Mexico is ready" for an extradition and "there are to cooperate with the U.S." He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to comment.

He also cautioned that extradition might not come soon. Experts say the legal process could be lengthy and Guzman's attorney is saying he'll battle extradition in the courts.

Guzman was recaptured Friday, six months after breaking out of the country's top maximum security prison.