Mexican forces take 'El Chapo' back to same prison he escaped from

(FoxNews.com) - After his capture in a daring morning raid by elite Marine special forces, Mexico’s notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was back behind bars Saturday in the same super secure lock-up he escaped from six months ago.

Mexican marines marched Guzman in dark blue athletic garb to a helicopter that then flew him to the Altiplano maximum security prison near Mexico City, hours after his arrest Friday in his home state of Sinaloa.

Fox News was told after the capture that the U.S. will request Guzman be extradited to the U.S. to face federal charges. Mexican leaders avoided talk about extradition, but even if they do decide to go forward and send him to the U.S., the process likely would not be fast.

The calls for his quick extradition grew even louder than when Guzman was captured in February 2014. Guzman, head of the powerful, international Sinaloa Cartel faces multiple drug charges in five states, including New York and Illinois. But Mexico’s government insisted it could handle the man had already broken out of the Altiplano prison, saying he must pay his debt to Mexican society first.

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