Mexican law enforcement officials have successfully recaptured prison escapee and drug kingpin Joaquin Guzmán Loera aka “El Chapo” (which translates to “shorty”), and they’re reportedly proposing to extradite him to the United States.
“Mission accomplished: we got him,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via Twitter.
I think it would have been more apropos if Nieto had tweeted “we got him, again”, seeing as how no one can seem to keep the slippery, little tunnel-loving bastard behind bars.
“Shorty” Guzmán Loera was recaptured at a motel on the fringes of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, after a decisive gun battle with Mexican marines which left five of Shorty’s men dead and one Mexican marine wounded, according to reports from the Associated Press.
Although U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has yet to comment in regards to the possibility of extraditing Shorty to the U.S., he currently faces drug trafficking charges in six different states connected to his cartel.
Here’s what Lynch said in a statement regarding Mexico recapturing Shorty:
Today’s capture of Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman Loera by Mexican authorities is a blow to the international drug-trafficking syndicate he is alleged to have led, a victory for the citizens of both Mexico and the United States, and a vindication of the rule of law in our countries.