Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, now recaptured, will be extradited to the United States, according to a report Saturday.
"I can confirm that it is the practice of the United States to seek extradition whenever defendants subject to U.S. charges are apprehended in another country," an official told NBC News.
According to NBC, the Mexican government apparently intends to fulfill that request. Mexico previously refused to extradite Guzman to the U.S. after his initial capture, adding to the their embarrassment when the the drug lord escaped from prison last year.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto triumphantly informed his country's citizens of El Chapo's recapture on Friday, seven months after he escaped prison by tunnel in July, his second lifetime escape.
"Mission accomplished: We have him. I want to inform Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested," Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted from his account Friday.
"My appreciation to the Security Cabinet of the Government of the Republic for this important achievement for the rule of law in Mexico," Nieto added.