Joran van der Sloot is on his way to the United States with the FBI. The Peruvian authorities have handed over the Dutchman to the American authorities for temporary extradition. This happens because of the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
Van der Sloot was imprisoned in Peru for the murder of Peruvian Stephany Flores in 2010. In the South American country, the 35-year-old Dutchman is serving a 28-year prison sentence.
Attempts by Van der Sloot to prevent his extradition to Peru were unsuccessful. Images from Peruvian media show how Van der Sloot, wrapped in a bulletproof vest, arrives under heavy police guard at an airport in the Peruvian town of Cajamarca. There he boarded a plane to the US.
Van der Sloot has been charged in the US with fraud and extortion in the Holloway case. In 2010, just before going to Peru, according to US prosecutors, he accepted $25,000 in cash from Natalee Holloway’s family. In exchange, he would lead them to Natalee’s body. He never fulfilled this promise.
Natalee disappeared during a school trip in Aruba. Van der Sloot was last seen with the eighteen-year-old woman. After the trial in the US, he must return to Peru to serve the remainder of his sentence.