Judge halts extradition of El Chapo's son to U.S.
Driving the news: The order comes a day after the younger Guzmán was arrested in Culiacán, Mexico, in an operation that led to deadly clashes resulting in at least 29 deaths.
Details: Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Guzmán's possible extradition wouldn't be immediate due to the formalities of the law, despite a 2019 arrest warrant in the U.S. for him, CNN reports.
- The foreign minister added that Guzmán also has ongoing legal proceedings in Mexico.
- The judge Friday also suspended a measure that prevented Guzmán from speaking to his legal team and his relatives, according to CNN.
- The U.S. State Department had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.
- Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had ordered the younger Guzmán to be released after the 2019 arrest "to avoid further bloodshed."
Meanwhile, "El Chapo" is serving a life sentence at a supermax U.S. federal prison in Colorado after a jury convicted him in 2019 of 10 counts, including continuing criminal enterprise and drug trafficking offenses.