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Drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to the U.S.

Drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to the U.S.

Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who gained fame for his daring prison escapes and an interview with Hollywood stars while a fugitive, has been extradited to the United States to face trafficking and other charges, authorities from both countries said.

A plane carrying Guzman landed Thursday night at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  

The long-awaited extradition of the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel came on President Obama’s last full day in office and the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The timing, after months of...