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Bernie Kerik: Recapture 'El Chapo' and Extradite Him to US

By    |   Monday, 13 Jul 2015 09:12 PM

The United States will be heavily involved with Mexican authorities in trying to recapture drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and when he is found, he should be extradited to the United States, former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik tells Newsmax TV.

Guzman's escape over the weekend from a maximum security Mexican prison involved inside help, since he was able to escape on a motorcycle through a mile-long tunnel, Kerik said Monday on "The Hard Line."

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Internal corruption is a problem in Mexico because police officers make such low wages, he said.

The escape was "pretty sophisticated," Kerik told host Ed Berliner. "It's a major, major black eye for the Mexican government, especially their attorney general, who the last time this happened said that extraditing Guzman back to the United States was unnecessary because they have the housing and the capacity to hold him, he's never going to get out of prison."

American help will be needed to catch Guzman again, Kerik said.

"This guy should be in custody. He should be extradited to the United States for the crimes he's committed here and he should be housed here in this country," he said. "Then I could almost guarantee he's not going nowhere."

Guzman's organization rules by fear, and in addition to buying off public officials commits murders, kidnapping and other violent crimes against its enemies.

Despite Guzman's immense wealth and power, those he say he can't be captured are wrong, Kerik said.

"That's what they said about Pablo Escobar from the Colombian cartels and a bunch of the others," he said. "Eventually, they will find him."

Kerik also is an advocate of prison reform and praised President Barack Obama for commuting the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders.

"I fully support what the president did today, but it's just the tip of the iceberg," Kerik said.

"We have to look at the people that are setting mandatory minimums and sentencing guidelines, the restoration of rights, reducing the prison population."

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