Why Mexico Did not Extradite 'El Chapo' to U.S.

Hearing "I told you so" always stings, perhaps never more than when one of the world's most-wanted men slips out of a maximum-security prison through a mile-long tunnel that took months in the making.
Former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Phil Jordan told everyone so.
When Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, aka "El Chapo," was arrested in February 2014 -- after 13 years on the lam following another prison escape -- the ex-head of the DEA's El Paso Intelligence Center told CNN that the arrest was a big deal, but only if Mexico shipped the kingpin to its neighbor to the north.
Jordan said,
"It is a significant arrest, provided he gets extradited immediately to the United States. If he does not get extradited, then he will be allowed to escape within a period of time. ... If he is, in fact, incarcerated, until he gets extradited to the United States, it will be business as usual."
The story of Guzman's 2014 capture was "absolute BS," he said. "They don't capture Guzman unless they've made a deal with Guzman not to extradite him to the United States."
And the extradition? "It was never going to happen," Jordan said.



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