Mexican drug dealer kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and he needs to pay 12.6 billion dollars in forfeiture.
The US judge sentence Guzman after he was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering. A federal court in New York processed him in February. This is most probably the last time he will be seen out in public before going to Colorado supermax prison. According to the officials he was the head of the Sinaloa cartel who are the biggest supplier of drugs to the US. He has previously managed to escape prison twice in Mexico. In 2015 he used a tunnel to escape the Mexican jail.
Guzman alleged that his confinement in the US was full of torture and the most inhumane situation that he had come across in his life. He also claimed that the trial and the conditions of the incarnation were unfair. Guzman’s lawyer also supported the notion that the prosecution had not been conducted fairly and claimed that jurors were influenced by media coverage. He said that it was a show trial. His prosecutors did not seem to sympathize with him at all as they called him a ruthless and the bloodthirsty leader of the Sinaloa cartel. They also said that he would be e behind “tonnes of Steel.”
Witnesses in the court testified that Guzman frequently ordered and sometimes took part in the torture and murder of his cartel enemies. The assistant attorney said that the road that led ‘El Chapo’ Guzman from the mountains of Sinaloa to the courthouse was paved with death drugs and destruction, but it ended today with justice.