'El Chapo' Faces Charges In New Hampshire, Among Other Districts

Feb 26, 2014

New Hampshire is one of seven court districts where a powerful Mexican drug kingpin faces indictment. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was arrested last weekend in Mexico on charges of drug trafficking.

In September 2012, New Hampshire prosecutors announced the arrest of four other high ranking members of the Sinaloa cartel—including a cousin of Guzman—after an international investigation involving FBI undercover agents and the Boston Police Department.

It is unclear if the United States will pursue extradition of Guzman, who has been called the world’s most wanted criminal. Federal prosecutors in New Hampshire haven’t said if they will seek to try the case.