El Chapo Guzman Found Guilty on All Counts, Faces Life in Prison
Drug Kingpin El Chapo better get comfy in jail because he has just been found guilty on all counts.
The U.S. Attorney’s office revealed the news on Tuesday that the jury in the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman case had finally reached a verdict after 6 long days. The jury was made up of seven women and five men.
The first count for the Kingpin, which carries a life sentence, was running a criminal enterprise, a charge that includes conspiracy to traffick drugs and conspiracy to commit murder.
Count two was for manufacture and distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, and counts three through seven were for importation or distribution of cocaine. Count nine was for use of firearms, and count 10 was for laundering the money the cartel made from drug trafficking.
During Chapo’s trial, jurors had to sit through over 200 hours of witness testimony. Many of the witnesses were former traffickers and associates of Chapo who were cooperating with officials to save themselves.
61-year-old Guzman who has escaped from two Mexican prisons, will now spend the rest of his life behind bars in the U.S.