Capture of "El Chapo," a victory for Mexico and the U.S.: Lynch

Guzmán Loera "will now have to answer for his alleged crimes," she said

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. (Photo: AP)
English 08/01/2016 16:57 Newsroom and AP/Washington Actualizada 17:03
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is calling the recapture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán "a victory for the citizens of both Mexico and the United States, and a vindication of the rule of law in our countries."

In a statement, Lynch said Guzmán "will now have to answer for his alleged crimes" and congratulated Mexico's government, but did not directly address the sticky issue of extradition.

Guzmán faces charges in multiple different jurisdictions across the United States. His escape six months ago from a maximum security prison in Mexico was a point of friction between the two governments.

The U.S. has sought his extradition though Mexico in the past has said he would serve sentences in his country first. In any case, his recapture Friday is sure to reopen the issue.

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