The drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be extradited to the U.S. after his capture, according to Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez.

CNN reported Saturday that the U.S. would in fact accept the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel leader, who was caught this week after escaping from a maximum security prison in Mexico last year.

El Chapo, who was caught after contacting actors and producers to make a biopic about his life, is wanted for several charges in the U.S.

According to the New York Daily News, officials in New York City hope to bring him in to face a 21-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York, where he’s charged with money laundering and 12 murders. If New York officials get their way, El Chapo will be Brooklyn-bound sometime this year.

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