McCaul, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, says drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ought to be extradited to the United States.
Guzman was arrested Saturday morning in the resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico, after escaping from a Mexican prison 13 years ago.
McCaul, who represents Brenham and Washington County in the U.S. House, has made border security one of his primary concerns. He expressed those concerns on ABC ‘s This Week that his arrest is a significant victory for Mexico and the United States.
Guzman faces at least seven U.S. federal indictments.
McCaul said it was Mexico’s call on where Guzman faces prosecution, but he noted that Guzman escaped from a prison in 2001 and corruption continues to plague Mexico.
McCaul says Guzman would end up in a ‘super max prison in the United States’ from where he cannot escape.