Апреля 20, 2019


U.S. jury convicts El Chapo on all counts

12 Февраля 2019, 09:56 | Glen Norman

U.S. jury convicts El Chapo on all counts

U.S. jury convicts El Chapo on all counts

The world's most infamous cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to run a global drug empire and amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a US court on Tuesday of drug trafficking.

Guzman, 61, previously broke out of two Mexican prisons before he was captured and was extradited to the United States.

During the 11-week trial jurors were shown shocking photos of crime scenes, drugs, military-grade weapons, and tunnels used by the drug lord during his decades-long career.

As the judge read the verdict, Guzman stared at the jury without expression.

Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, leaves Brooklyn federal court on January 17 after attending the trial.

A jury whose members' identities were kept secret reached a verdict after deliberating six days in the expansive case, sorting through what authorities called an "avalanche" of evidence gathered since the late 1980s that Guzman and his murderous Sinaloa drug cartel made billions in profits by smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, meth and marijuana into the U.S.

The defense called just one witness, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent put on the stand in an attempt to undermine the credibility of one of Guzman's cocaine suppliers who had testified against him. Guzman smiled and waved, and she touched her hand to her chest.

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Jurors at the USA trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are in their sixth day of deliberations.

Guzman's lawyers did not deny the defendant's charges but argued that he was the victim of government witnesses who were worse than he was. Now, the jury has handed in their verdict, finding the Sinaloa Cartel's leader guilty on all ten counts.

Mexico has been mired for 12 years in a deadly military-led war against drug gangs.

The most detailed evidence against Guzman came from more than a dozen former associates who struck deals to cooperate with US prosecutors.

El Chapo's defense case lasted just half an hour.

Lichtman contended that Guzman was merely a "scapegoat", and that the real culprit in the drug trafficking operations was Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, the co-founder of the Sinaloa cartel.

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