U.S court sentences Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán to life imprisonment.
A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years after he was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February.
El Chapo escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2016, but was later arrested.
He was extradited to the US in 2017.
He is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which officials say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US.
Speaking through an interpreter just before Wednesday’s sentencing,July 17 2019, Guzmán said in the Brooklyn courtroom his confinement in the US had amounted to “psychological, emotional, mental torture 24 hours a day”.
He also said he had received an unfair trial, accusing jurors of misconduct.
WHO IS THIS DRUG KINGPIN!
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera is a Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate.
Known as “El Chapo” because of his 168 cm stature, Guzmán is considered to have been the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.
Full name: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera
Height: 1.64 m