New York - Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is in a US courthouse, two decades after he was first sought by federal authorities.
The convicted leader of the Sinaloa cartel was brought into a Brooklyn courthouse on Friday to await his appearance before a federal judge.
An indictment charges Guzman with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings.
Guzman has twice escaped from maximum-security Mexican prisons, most recently in 2015 via a hole in the floor of his cell shower.
His lawyer says his Thursday extradition was politically motivated.