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'El Chapo' moved to prison near US Border

'El Chapo' moved to prison near US Border

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The drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, was transferred on the evening of Friday May 6 to prison known as Cefereso 9, located just a few miles south of the USA border, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

It's unclear if the transfer on Saturday means the process is nearing its conclusion.

9 facility on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas, did score well on "conditions of governability", perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can control Guzman's environment there and limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak.

Alejandro Hope, security editor at the online publication El Daily Post, said the transfer was likely due to either the "government's own paranoia" of another possible jail breakout or credible plans "that an escape plot" was underway.

Mexico's National Security Commission said it was in line with security protocols, and it had rotated more than 7,400 inmates as part of new security strategy.

Jose Refugio Rodriguez, a lawyer for Guzman, said Guzman's defence team was not notified prior to the transfer.

Multiple analysts told The Associated Press that there was no sign of a link between the prison switch and extradition. I'm not buying the government's explanation.

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Eduardo Sanchez, the spokesman for the president's office, said Guzman's transfer was due to upgrades at his current location, the Altiplano jail, and not part of initial efforts to deport him to the United States.

Considered one of the world's most powerful drug bosses, Guzman has twice escaped from maximum-security prisons.

Guzman tunneled his way out of a maximum security prison in Mexico last July and was finally recaptured in January.

He arrived at the airport in Ciudad Juarez at dawn, heavily guarded by some 150 federal police officers who had arrived earlier in three planes. He did add however, "Probably the other alternatives were not any better".

The U.S. Justice Department has been working with Mexican authorities to get Guzman extradited to the U.S.to face charges in 12 murder conspiracies, drug trafficking and money laundering.

The government's explanation only generated more questions and doubts from security experts and a former US intelligence agent.

He first broke out of a Mexican prison in 2001.

Mexican marines arrested him in the western state of Sinaloa after he fled a safe house through a storm drain.


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