Breaking News!!: Brooklyn, NY: Jury finds Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman guilty on all counts.
Jurors at the trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have found him guilty on all counts.
The jury of 12 people announced their decision on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on the sixth day of deliberations, affirming 61 year old Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel and conspired to commit murder.
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 2018.
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During the trial, more than 50 witnesses 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.
Known as one of the most notorious and infamous drug traffickers in modern history, Guzman managed to evade authorities and broke out of Mexican prisons twice.
Guzman was extradited to the United States in 2017 after Mexican authorities captured him a year prior during raids in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Guzman been in solitary confinement ever since and Guzman now could face life in prison.
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