Notorious Mexican drug cartel boss 'El Chapo' found guilty in USA trial

Notorious Mexican drug cartel boss 'El Chapo' found guilty in USA trial

Notorious Mexican drug cartel boss 'El Chapo' found guilty in USA trial

Cogan said it made him "very proud to be an American".

He faces up to life behind bars if convicted on various drug trafficking charges.

Joaquín Guzmán, the feared Mexican drug lord known worldwide as "El Chapo", has been found guilty of 10 charges in his NY trial. His sentencing is set to be announced on June 25th.

The 61-year-old Guzman broke out of Mexican prisons twice before he was finally recaptured and extradited to the United States in 2017. The notorious cartel boss, born Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, has been on trial in NY, which featured testimony from multiple witnesses.

The verdict reached on the sixth day of jury deliberations could put the 61-year-old behind bars for the rest of his life in a high-security US prison selected to thwart another one of the escapes that embarrassed his native country.

He was recaptured several months later - his third arrest in 23 years - in the Sinaloa coastal city of Los Mochis and extradited to the USA about a year later.

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Witnesses detailed assassinations and political payoffs, and how drugs were smuggled using tanker trucks, railway carriages and even shipments of canned peppers.

Jurors have reached a verdict in the case of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican druglord accused of carrying out a sprawling criminal enterprise as chief of the Sinaloa cartel.

Meanwhile, jurors on Tuesday continued their sixth day of deliberations on Guzman's fate.

Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, leaves Brooklyn federal court on January 17 after attending the trial. Many described Guzman's willingness to use violence against enemies of a cartel that prosecutors say smuggled at least 181 metric tons of cocaine into the USA over two decades. Fourteen of those witnesses - mostly admitted drug traffickers and cartel associates - were cooperating with prosecutors in hopes of reducing their own prison sentences.

Likewise, the trial involved the twice-daily closing of the Brooklyn Bridge to ensure safe passage for the for the parade of government vehicles transporting El Chapo from the prison to the courthouse.

The prosecution's case against Guzman, a roughly 5½-foot figure whose nickname translates to "Shorty", included the testimony of several turncoats and other witnesses.

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