On 24 February, the Mexican government formally charged Guzmán for drug trafficking, a process that slowed down his possible extradition to the U.
The Beltrán Leyva organization allied with the Gulf Cartel and its hit squad Los Zetas against Sinaloa.
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Despite a high degree of mistrust between the two organizations, the Sinaloa and Juárez cartels had a working agreement at the time.
An unnamed Mexican official confirmed that the meeting helped authorities locate Guzmán, with cell phone interceptions and information from American authorities directing Mexican Marines to a ranch near , Durango, in the Sierra Madre mountains in western Mexico.
Guzmán was alone in his cell, and had one bed, one shower, and a single toilet.
He returned a few moments later with Secretary of National Defense , Secretary of Navy and Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
Peña Nieto returned to Mexico on 17 July.