>> Was drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman's extradition to the US actually Mexico's way of welcoming President Trump to the White House? Mexican officials won't say. But law enforcement from both sides of the border tell Reuters, no matter the motivation, the message is clear. Mexico wants to be on Trump's good side when it comes to crime fighting.
>> And the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs. This American carnage stops right here.>> Some law enforcement even think that's the one area where ties can actually strengthen says Reuters Mexico correspondent, Simon Gardner.>> Trump has declared himself very much a fan of law and order, of supporting cops and the military.
And I think there are some Mexicans think that maybe that could translate into maybe more cash for Mexican police. And certainly more help with intelligence gathering from the US law enforcement who are either based in Mexico or still in the states. And then that, that could maybe translate to greater coordination, more drug busts, perhaps a decrease in drugs being shipped into the United States.
And maybe just a more conservative fight against organized crime.>> But, what about Trump's blistering attacks against Mexico and his fight to stop US companies from opening new factories south of the border?>> I think there is, on the one hand, patience towards him from the Mexicans. In the sense that they think that he's gonna be someone who's gonna support their fight against organized crime.
>> And a belief that if Mexico proves it's a willing partner when it comes to crime, Trump will soften his stance on trade tariffs and deportations. El Chapo faces life in a US prison if convicted on charges related to running what is believed to be the largest drug smuggling operation in the world.