A grand jury in New York City found Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman guilty on all counts; setting the stage for a high-stakes sentencing hearing that could send the international criminal to prison for the rest of his life.
“The panel spent more than five days mulling the drug lord’s fate before convicting him on charges of operating a continuing criminal enterprise, use of firearms and various charges of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana,” writes the New York Post.
The cartel leader escaped prison twice in Mexico before being sent to the United States to stand trial.
During the 11-week trial jurors were shown shocking photos of crime scenes, drugs, military-grade weapons, and tunnels used by the drug lord during his decades-long career.
Read the full report at the New York Post.