A jury of eight women and four men reached a unanimous verdict in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday, convicting Mexican drug lord Joaquín (El Chapo) Guzmán Loera in the closely watched case.
The anonymous jury spent six days debating charges Chapo trafficked more than 150 tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the U.S. while generating “billions of dollars in profit” and conspiring to commit murder.
Chapo, whose narco nickname means “Shorty,” was up against a landslide of evidence painstakingly pieced together from sprawling investigations and indictments in New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois and California.
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