A Mexican judge denied today Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's appeal against being extradited to the United States, reports the Voice of America.
The Mexican foreign ministry approved El Chapo's extradition in May, but the drug lord's lawyers have been fighting the decision ever since.
Guzman was the head of the infamous Sinaloa Drug Cartel and was recaptured in January after escaping from a maximum-security prison for a second time last summer. He's set to be moved to the United States in February.
El Chapo could be extradited to two different places. There's a bid in from California for drug distribution and another bid in Texas for murder and money laundering.
Guzman's potential arrival in the U.S. has sparked some online humor.
Do people really think that because El Chapo is in jail his narco business is done with? Um y'all know his sons run it now right?— ᐯanessa 🌹 (@unbotheredchica) October 21, 2016
And some have pointed out that El Chapo's arrest might not affect the cartel too much.
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