Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he's ordering officials to accelerate the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.

He says he told his Attorney General's Office to get Guzman into U.S. hands "as soon as possible."

Pena Nieto spoke Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mexican marines captured Guzman on Jan. 8, two months after his second escape from a top-security Mexican prison.

The Sinaloa Cartel chief is wanted on multiple charges in both Mexico and the U.S. Mexico had balked at extraditing him after his previous capture in 2014.