Senator Kirk Statement on Capture of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)–January 8, 2016.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released the following statement today after the Mexican government reported that notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured. He escaped for the second time from a Mexican maximum security prison last summer and has been on the run ever since.

“It is a relief that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1, has finally been captured after six months on the run. El Chapo has flooded the streets of Chicago with drugs, including heroin, and empowered dangerous gangs that have taken far too many lives in Chicago and our suburbs. El Chapo, who along with the Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be responsible for more than 80 percent of the street drugs sold in Chicago, should immediately be extradited to the United States, prosecuted and convicted so we can be certain he is punished for the crimes he has committed.”

Source: http://www.kirk.senate.gov