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    El Chapo Sports Buzz Cut Behind Bars in New Mug Shot
    Mexican Federal Government via AP
    In this Jan. 8, 2016 image released by Mexico's federal government, Mexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico. Mexico has begun the process of extraditing Guzman to the United States, where he faces drug-trafficking charges, but that could take "a year or longer" because of legal challenges, according to the head of Mexico's extradition office, Manuel Merino. He cited one extradition case that took six years.

    "El Chapo" is now sporting a buzz cut behind bars — and his macho mustache is gone.

    Joaquin Guzmán, the recently recaptured Sinaloa Cartel kingpin, got a complete makeover when he was returned to the maximum security Altiplano prison he broke out of last July, as his new mugshot made clear Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, more than a dozen Mexican police officers were guarding the exit of the mile-long tunnel that Guzman used to escape from the slammer.

    "Nobody is allowed inside without permission," an officer who declined to give his name barked when a NBC News reporter walked over.