The Mexican drug Kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was found guilty on all 10 criminal counts against him by a US Federal Court
For 11 weeks the trial went on, Guzman was convicted on numerous counts including money laundering, distribution of heroin and cocaine and other drugs, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and illegal arms possession.
61-year-old Mexican drug lord will be formally sentenced on June 25. It is sure that he faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment but till now there is no confirmation.
There was no reaction from Mexican drug lord after US District Judge Brian Cogan read out the verdict and confirmed the same with 12 others- eight women and four men on the jury.
29-year-old Emma Coronel, his wife and a former beauty queen was present was present at the court.
“The case was a victory for the people of America and Mexico, who had lost their loved ones in drug wars.” said Richard Donoghue,US Attorney for Eastern District of New York
The drug lord had his name on Forbes with an estimated worth of USD 1 billion. He helped in exporting hundreds of tonnes of cocaine into the US, manufacture and distribute heroin, marijuana and other drugs.
Hundreds of tonnes of narcotics were smuggled under Guzman to wholesale distributors in Arizona, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
He was believed to have used hitmen to carry out murders, kidnappings and assaults on international political leaders and rivals.
For murders, assaults and kidnappings Guzman used to have hitman for international political leaders and rivals.
Guzman first escaped from a Mexican jail in 2001 in a laundry cart and repeated the same again in 2015, this time through a tunnel. After a year on the run, the Mexican drug kingpin was recaptured.
In 2001 Guzman first time escaped in a laundry cart and repeated the same in 2015, but this time through a tunnel. Mexican drug kingpin was recaptured after a year. In 2017 he was extradited to the US to face American federal charges.