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Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was found guilty Tuesday of all 10 federal criminal counts against him, including the top charge of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.

Chapo, who made over an estimated $14 billion as the head of the dangerous and deadly Sinaloa cartel, gave no reaction in a Brooklyn courtroom when the verdict was read. He is due t be sentenced June 25 and faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

US Attorney for Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue said the case represented a victory for the American people, for Mexican people who had lost loved ones in drug wars, and for every family who has lost someone to drug addiction.
“There are those who say the war on drugs is not worth fighting. Those people are wrong,” he said according to
Guzmán, 61, faced 10 counts, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds, international distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs, and use of firearms.
The legendary cartel ringleader once listed on Forbes’ Billionaires List, escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001 in a laundry cart and again in 2015 through a tunnel. After he was recaptured in 2016, he was extradited to the US to face American federal charges.