Mexico Acts to Send Crime Group Leader 'El Chapo' to US
Mexico has agreed to send Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States for prosecution.
Guzman is leader of the Sinaloa crime group. He faces numerous charges in the U.S., including drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder.
The Mexican government rejected U.S. requests earlier to turn over Guzman. It changed its position after he escaped a Mexican prison last July for the third time. Federal police captured him Friday after a gun battle.
The legal process to send Guzman to the United States could take months. Guzman's lawyers said they will oppose the extradition effort.
The prisoner could be sent to one of several U.S. cities for trial, including New York or Chicago.
Mexican officials want to question American actor Sean Penn in connection with the Guzman escape. Penn met with the crime group leader in October to gather information for a story for an American magazine, Rolling Stone.
The magazine's web site posted the interview Saturday. Mexican officials also want to question Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. She reportedly set up the meeting between Penn and Guzman.
Mexican officials say information about that meeting helped them locate the Sinaloa group chief. Some Americans denounced the interview. Republican Party presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio, called it "grotesque."
Journalists also questioned Penn's agreement to permit Guzman the right to review the article before it was published.
In the interview, Guzman said, "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats." Penn described Guzman as "entirely unapologetic."
Guzman's escape was an embarrassment for President Enrique Pena Nieto. The government was praised for its aggressive push against Mexico's top drug traffickers, however.
The drug lord is now at the Altiplano Prison where he escaped in July. The Mexican Attorney General said Guzman's recapture came after a huge surveillance operation. That operation involved a film crew that had been working on a biography of the drug trafficker.
The gun battle Friday killed at least five suspects. One Mexican soldier was wounded. Six people were arrested at the scene. Guzman and another man escaped the raid. Police arrested them a short time later.
Guzman was first captured in 1993, but escaped in 2001 with the help of prison guards. He was not recaptured until 2014. U.S. intelligence information helped in that effort.
Mexico has ordered the arrest of more than 20 former officials, guards and police officers in connection with Guzman's escape last year. Ten civilians are already in detention.
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1.agree to 同意；认可
I will agree to go provided/providing (that) my expenses are paid.
2.drug trafficking 走私毒品
Drug trafficking goes hand in glove with other sorts of crime.
3.turn over 移交；移送；改变
He was determined to mend his ways and turn over new leaf.
4.gun battle 枪战
The ringleader was shot to death in a gun battle.
1.Mexican officials want to question American actor Sean Penn in connection with the Guzman escape. Penn met with the crime group leader in October to gather information for a story for an American magazine, Rolling Stone.
in connection with 与...有关
Police are holding two men in connection with last Thursday's bank robbery.
He was in detention in connection with the bribery affair.
2.The magazine's web site posted the interview Saturday. Mexican officials also want to question Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. She reportedly set up the meeting between Penn and Guzman.
set up 建立；开启
They set up many branches throughout the country.
A new telegraph line has been set up between the two cities.
古兹曼是锡那罗亚州犯罪团伙的头目 。他曾被美国法庭以贩毒、绑架和谋杀等数项罪名起诉 。
早前墨西哥政府拒绝了美国要求“引渡”古兹曼的建议 。但自从去年7月份，古兹曼第三次从墨西哥监狱成功越狱后，墨西哥政府便改变了立场 。周五联邦警察经过一场枪战后成功抓捕了古兹曼 。
将古兹曼引渡至美国的法律程序可能得持续几个月 。古兹曼的辩护律师们表示他们反对引渡行为 。
墨西哥方面就美国演员肖恩.潘与古兹曼越狱一事提出质疑 。潘在十月份与这位犯罪团伙头目私下会面，欲为美国杂志《滚石》的文章搜集素材 。
周六该杂志社将访谈内容发布到网上 。墨西哥政府还怀疑墨西哥女演员凯特·德尔·卡斯蒂洛与此事有关 。据媒体报道，为潘与古兹曼牵线搭桥的正是这位女星 。
墨西哥官员称会面的消息走漏帮助警方成功锁定这位锡那罗亚州犯罪团伙的头目 。一些美国人谴责这次会面 。共和党总统侯选人参议员马可·卢比奥称这次会面是“荒谬不已” 。
古兹曼在访谈中说：“我比世界上任何人都能提供更多的海洛因、冰毒、可卡因和大麻 。我有一整列的潜水艇、飞机、卡车和船只 。”潘把古兹曼描述成“毫无悔意” 。
古兹曼的越狱使墨西哥总统恩里克·培尼亚·涅托颜面尽失 。但政府却因在打击墨西哥最大贩毒集团中的积极攻势而受到赞扬 。
这位毒枭现被关押在7月份曾逃离的阿尔蒂普拉诺监狱 。墨西哥首席检察官称经过一系列严格的监视部署后，古兹曼再次被捕 。其中被捕的还包括一名为毒贩书写传记的电影工作者 。
周五的枪战击毙了至少五名嫌疑人 。一名墨西哥士兵受伤 。六名疑犯当场逮捕 。古兹曼和另一人趁乱逃跑 。不久警方就抓住了他们 。
1993年古兹曼第一次被捕，但2001年在狱警的帮助下成功越狱 。2014年再次被捕 。当然，美国情报机构的所提供情报帮了不少忙 。
墨西哥政府已经下令逮捕20几名与古兹曼去年越狱有关的前官员、看守和警官 。十名公民已经被拘留 。