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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera Has Arrived in the United States

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges in connection with his leadership of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel.
Guzman Loera is charged in six separate indictments throughout the United States; however, the indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York contains a provision that he must first enter the United States in that district to preserve the Eastern District of New York indictment.  As such, Guzman Loera landed at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York.  

The Justice Department extends its gratitude to the Government of Mexico for their extensive cooperation and assistance in securing the extradition of Guzman Loera to the United States.

Additional details regarding the time and place of Guzman Loera’s initial appearance in U.S. District Court are forthcoming.

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Updated January 19, 2017