El Chapo's Extradition to US Put on Hold

ByTOM LIDDY ABCNews logo
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
El Chapo's Extradition to US Put on Hold
IMexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico, Jan. 8, 2016.
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Mexican drug lord El Chapo has had his pending extradition to the United States suspended, according to the Mexican Attorney General's office.

The suspension is in place until the judge decides on an appeal by the suspect's legal team.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's extradition to the United States was approved in May under the condition that U.S. authorities would not seek the death penalty.

American officials in Texas were looking to have him face a slew of charges, including murder, money laundering and conspiracy.

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