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Convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has complained that the conditions in the US prison he is in are "cruel and unjust".

For this reason, he officially asked the authorities in Mexico to move him to a friendlier pandiz, if possible in his homeland.

The notorious drug trafficker, who was extradited to the United States in 2017 and is incarcerated in a federal prison in Colorado, appealed to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to trigger connections and bring him home, reports Mexico News Daily, quoted by the Telegraph.

Guzman's lawyer said things got so bad that when his client had a toothache, prison officials simply pulled the tooth out.

"He doesn't see the sun, the food is of very poor quality, he doesn't have health care," lawyer Jose Refujio Rodríguez told reporters.

"He had a problem with his molars and instead of treating them, they took them out so he wouldn't complain," the defender further complained.

Mexican authorities have captured El Chapo's son

Guzman, who received a life sentence in 2019. Earlier this month, his incarcerated eldest son, Ovidio Guzman-Lopez, was moved to a maximum-security prison in Mexico after his arrest sparked a wave of violence in Mexico.