Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman arrived in Brooklyn Thursday night after he was extradited to the U.S.
He is being charged in six separate indictments throughout the U.S., said the Department of Justice. The department offered thanks to the Mexican government for its “extensive cooperation and assistance” in securing Guzman’s extradition.
As reported by The New York Times, Robert L. Capers, the United States attorney in Brooklyn, said Guzman now faces life in prison on a sweeping charge of running a continuing criminal enterprise.
His extradition was approved upon the condition that U.S. authorities would not seek the death penalty.
American officials in Texas were seeking to charge Guzman with a number of offenses, including murder, money laundering and conspiracy. However, sister cases in Texas, California, Illinois and elsewhere currently remain open.