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El Chapo's Extradition To The United States Has Been Approved — Maybe Sean Penn Can Have A Reunion…

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Wonder what Sean Penn thinks of all this!!

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's extradition to the United States has been approved, the Mexican ministry of foreign relations revealed to reporters on Friday, and the alleged drug kingpin is one step closer to facing a LONG sentence in American prison.

According to CNN, U.S. officials — who have been planning for Guzman's extradition from Mexico to America for months — are likely planning on sending him to Brooklyn, New York, to face a federal trial on drug trafficking charges.

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The Mexican kingpin was indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to import nearly 150,000 TONS of cocaine into the United States between 1990 and 2005, and it seems that's the allegation Guzman will first face in America.

The notorious outlaw is also facing charges in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and New Hampshire.

El Chapo — who was re-captured earlier this year after having escaped from prison nearly a year ago — is worlds away from his most recent exploits involving an infamous meeting with the actor; today, the kingpin is sitting in a jail near Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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An unnamed senior Mexican political official told CNN about the decision to put El Chapo in a Juarez jail:

"Due to the proximity (to the United States), it makes it easier to extradite him."

It isn't yet clear when he will be extradited though, and Mexico's government has yet to set a hard date for when they wish to hand him over to U.S. officials.

At this point, one thing is clear, though: El Chapo will not be facing the death penalty in America.

Related: Sean Penn Is A Freakin' Crazy Man

Mexico is opposed to the death penalty, and the nation's officials will only extradite him to America on the assurance that he does not face death in the U.S. for his crimes.

Regardless, Guzman's wild run from the law — documented so crazily by Penn himself — appears to now be nearing its inevitable end.

[Image via Rolling Stone.]

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