Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The world's most
notorious drug trafficker left a Mexican prison today. This time, though, it
was with an escort out the door and not in a daring escape. Joaquin El Chapo
Guzman has been extradited to the U.S. He was handed over to DEA agents this
afternoon and put on a plane to New York where he'll face charges in
connection to his leadership of one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels.
NPR's Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City. CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: According to
Mexican officials, Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities this afternoon
in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. Shortly after, the U.S. Justice
Department confirmed the handover and said Guzman was on his way to New York.
It's been a long and spectacular journey for the infamous leader of Mexico's
Sinaloa drug cartel. It involves two daring prison escapes, years on the run,
a clandestine meeting with Hollywood stars and lengthy legal maneuvers. But
in the end,