Mexico's 'El Chapo,' notorious cartel boss, convicted in United States trial

In this courtroom drawing Joaquin

In this courtroom drawing Joaquin"El Chapo Guzman second from left seated with his defense attorneys listens to testimony that was read back to the jury Monday Feb. 11 2019 in New York. On its fifth day of deliberations the jury asked to review

Jurors at the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have reached a verdict in their sixth day of deliberations.

The jury found Chapo guilty of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds, global distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other drugs and use of firearms.

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his girlfriend through a tunnel.

In this courtroom drawing, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, centre, sits at the defence table while listening to the judge addressing the jury during his long-running drug trafficking trial in NY.

The 61-year-old Guzman broke out of Mexican prisons twice before he was finally recaptured and extradited to the U.S.in 2017.

The prosecution's case against Guzman, a roughly 5½-foot figure whose nickname translates to "Shorty", included the testimony of former associates and other witnesses. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Chapo was detained by the Mexican government in 2014 but escaped a year later.

But Jeffrey Lichtman added he can "proudly say" the defense "left it all on the battlefield".

Over the course of two and a half months, a jury of eight women and four men in Brooklyn federal court heard testimony about unspeakable torture and ghastly murders, epic corruption at almost every level of Mexico's government, narco-mistresses and naked subterranean escapes, gold-plated AK-47s and monogrammed, diamond-encrusted pistols. After he was recaptured in 2016, he was extradited to the USA to face American federal charges.

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