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US NewsMexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

17:30  17 july  2019
17:30  17 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Mexico 's top drug lord Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, U . S ., January 19, 2017 The indictment in Brooklyn against Guzman, with 17 criminal counts, carries a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison , Robert Capers, the

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Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison © Eduardo Verdugo Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a US prison.

A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence on Wednesday, after Guzman was convicted in February in an epic drug-trafficking case.

The 62-year-old was taken to the US to stand trial after he twice broke out of Mexican prisons.

The guilty verdict triggered a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

Guzman told US District Judge Brian Cogan before he was sentenced that he was denied a fair trial. He said Judge Cogan failed to thoroughly investigate claims of juror misconduct.

Under Guzman’s leadership, the Sinaloa cartel was responsible for multiple murders and smuggling mountains of cocaine and other drugs into the US.

Guzman’s lawyers said he was framed.

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