Former lieutenant of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán faces charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine and commit money laundering

Mexican drug boss Dámaso López – who unleashed a bloody wave of violence when he tried and failed to take over the Sinaloa cartel – has been extradited from the border city of Ciudad Juárez to the US.

Known by his alias “El Licenciado”, which is a title for college graduates, Lopez was a former lieutenant of Sinaloa kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001.

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