Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Senetenced To Life In Prison

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Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, ‘El Chapo’ has been sentenced to life in prison.

Guzman, 62, was found guilty by a jury in February of trafficking tons of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, long known as one of Mexico’s largest and most violent drug trafficking organizations.

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Aljazeera reports that District Judge Brian Cogan imposed the sentence of life plus 30 years, which was mandatory under the law, at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn. Guzman was also ordered to forfeit $12.5bn, prosecutors said.

“When extradited, I expected to have a fair trial where justice was blind and my fame would not be a factor, but what happened was actually the opposite.

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“The government of the United States will send me to a prison where my name will never be heard again. I will take this opportunity to say there was no justice here,” he said before the sentence was imposed on Wednesday.

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