People.com Crime Mexican Drug Lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Extradited to the U.S. The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrived in New York on Thursday evening after his extradition to the United States By Blake Bakkila Published on January 20, 2017 09:40 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was extradited to the United States when he arrived at MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York, Thursday evening, PEOPLE confirms. U.S. marshals and other law enforcement officials were gathered to receive Guzmán at the airport, according to NBC. The U.S. Justice Department released a statement on Thursday announcing Guzmán’s extradition. He is charged in six separate indictments, according to the statement. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. “The Justice Department extends its gratitude to the Government of Mexico for their extensive cooperation and assistance in securing the extradition of Guzmán Loera to the United States,” the statement read. In January 2016, Guzmán was arrested by Mexican marines nearly seven months after escaping from a Mexican prison. At the time, he was Mexico’s most-wanted man since his escape from a high-security prison outside Mexico City on July 11, 2015. He had also escaped prison in 2001. RELATED VIDEO: Sean Penn Slams Reaction to His ‘El Chapo’ Interview: ‘My Article Failed’ In his 2015 escape, the Sinaloa cartel leader slipped through a tunnel dug under a prison shower. He used a waiting motorcycle to traverse the mile-long underground passage that led to a construction site. • Pick up PEOPLE’s special edition True Crime Stories: Cases That Shocked America, on sale now, for the latest on Casey Anthony, JonBenét Ramsey and more. During his time on the run, he also met and was interviewed by actor Sean Penn in his jungle hideout months before his January arrest.