Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life imprisonment
He was found guilty of organizing a criminal community that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States.
A federal court in Brooklyn sentenced the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, aka El Chapo (Shorty): he was found guilty of organizing a criminal community that smuggled tons of drugs into the US, and life imprisoned, Reuters reports.
Also, the convict has to pay more than 12.5 billion dollars.
62-year-old El Chapo had already received prison sentences in Mexico twice and had twice escaped from prison. The third time he was caught in 2016 and was extradited to the USA, where El Chapo was the most wanted criminal after the murder of Osama bin Laden. His drug cartel, Sinaloa, appeared in the early 1980s, accounting for a quarter of the total drug traffic of the United States going through Mexico. According to investigators, El Chapo imported illegal substances into the United States, his accomplices abducted, blackmailed and killed everyone who got in their way.
The prosecution claims that El Chapo sold drugs for $12 billion. The fortune of Joaquin Guzmán was also mentioned by Forbes magazine; it included him in the list of the wealthiest people in the world with a multi-billion dollar state.