(From BBC News)
Mexico has extradited to the US a senior member of the Sinaloa drug gang formerly headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Damaso Lopez is alleged to have been responsible for organising Guzman’s escape from a high security jail in 2001.
He then joined the cartel and became one of the drug lord’s closest allies.
He was captured last May and is seen by the US as a key witness in the case against Guzman who is in a US jail. . . .
Arrested last year in Mexico city, he rose in the organisation of the Sinaloa cartel to become one of its leaders.