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Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo sentenced to Life Imprisonment By An American Judge

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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been senteced  to life in prison plus 30 years by a .US judge

Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February.
He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, 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.
During the trial, witnesses said he had tortured his cartel’s enemies.

Speaking through an interpreter just before Wednesday’s sentencing, El Chapo 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.
The life sentence was the minimum Guzmán faced. The additional 30 years were for unlawful uses of firearms.

He was also ordered to pay $12.6bn (£10bn) in forfeiture.
Prosecutors said El Chapo would be serving his sentence behind “tonnes of steel”, referring to a high-security prison in Colorado.
It was not immediately clear if he would appeal against the verdict.
Who is El Chapo?
“El Chapo” (or “Shorty”) ran the cartel in northern Mexico.
In 2009, Guzmán entered Forbes’ list of the world’s richest men at number 701, with an estimated worth of $1bn.