Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul on the Extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo" Guzman

Jan 20, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement after Mexico’s extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, to the United States.

Chairman McCaul: "The extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is much-welcomed news and I applaud the Mexican government for their assistance throughout this process. While Mr. Guzman will finally answer for his heinous crimes committed here in the U.S., we must remain vigilant in cracking down on the multibillion dollar drug trafficking industry that continues to poison communities all across this nation. I look forward to working with President Trump in putting additional pressure on the illicit drug trade and hope that the bilateral relationship between the U.S and Mexico can enjoy such cooperation in the future."