U.S. seeks to extradite drug cartel boss, official says

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The United States will seek to extradite Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was captured in Mexico over the weekend.

Bob Nardoza, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, said Sunday that American authorities plan to request the drug lord’s extradition.

Cases are pending against Guzman in that district and several United States jurisdictions, and it’s not clear which requests would take priority.

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