Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman Extradited to U.S.

Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States. The infamous head of the Sinaloa Cartel, known for his elaborate prison escapes and ability to evade the laws for years will appear before a federal judge in Brooklyn Friday.

CBS News reports late Thursday The Drug Enforcement Administration flew the drug kingpin to New York from Ciudad Juarez. CNN reports the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed while Guzman is being transported to court. Guzman faces 17 counts -- from murder conspiracy, drug importation, firearms distribution to money laundering, according to CNN.

CBS News reports Guzman's attorney Andres Granados said the Mexican government extradited him to distract people from gasoline protests. Granados told CBS it was a political move and Guzman's attorneys weren't notified.