Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty in a US court on Tuesday of operating a criminal enterprise.
Jurors in federal court in Brooklyn began delivering their verdict following an 11-week trial. Guzman, 61, now faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
Guzman, one of the major figures in Mexican drug wars that have roiled the country since 2006, was extradited to the United States for trial in 2017 after he was arrested in Mexico the year before. Though other high-ranking cartel figures had been extradited previously, Guzman was the first to go to trial instead of pleading guilty.
Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports on the months long trial that captivated so many.
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