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“El Chapo”, Joaquin Guzman Loera, Faces Charges in Brooklyn New York

January 20, 2017

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers of the Eastern District of New York announced that Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” will face charges filed in Brooklyn, New York, following his extradition to the United States from Mexico, alleging that he was operating a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related crimes through his leadership of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel. US Attorney Capers was joined in making the announcement by U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida; Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Special Agent in Charge James Hunt of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Special Agent in Charge Angel Melendez of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Assistant Director In Charge William F. Sweeney of the FBI New York Field Office and Commissioner of the New York City Police Department James P. O’Neill.

Updated June 21, 2022