Mexican Drug Kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo”Guzman Sentenced to Life

(New York, NY) Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty Tuesday after a high-profile trial that lasted nearly three months.

The jurors announced their decision at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on the sixth day of deliberations. He is guaranteed life in prison.

Guzman, 61, was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 after Mexican authorities captured arrested him a year prior during raids in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

Guzman, who has been held in solitary confinement for the last two years, pleaded not guilty to the slew of charges, thus beginning his long-waited criminal trial in November.

During the trial, about 56 people testified to the Sinaloa cartel leader’s willingness to use violence against enemies of a cartel that prosecutors say smuggled at least 200 tons of cocaine into the U.S. for more than two decades.

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