Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has been found guilty on all charges and may be facing a mandatory life sentence in prison. After 6 days of deliberations, the jury of 12 people ( 7 women and 5 men) finally gave the verdicts against Guzman Loera. El Chapo has been found guilty on all 10 counts that include; conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy association, organized crime against health, money laundering, homicide, and possession of firearms.
Guzmán is known as the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, after his rise to Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. His organization is responsible for the production smuggling, and distribution of tons of Mexican methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy and heroin throughout America and Europe.
Guzman had been arrested twice prior to his current trial. Once in Guatemala where he was to serve 20 years in prison, but bribed a security guard and escaped. The second was in Mexico, where he escaped maximum security by digging an underground tunnel which led to a construction site.
However, he was recaptured by the the authorities and Mexican marines in 2016, in a shoot out. He was later extradited to the United States on criminal charges, related to him being the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Chapo is set to be sentenced on June 25, 2019, from whence he is expected to serve life imprisonment.
Stay tuned for updates.