Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' was sentenced to life in prison Plus 30 Years In U.S. Prison

Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' was sentenced to life in prison Plus 30 Years In U.S. Prison

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture for his role in leading Mexico's Sinaloa cartel on Wednesday.

    The life sentence for Guzman, 62, comes after he was convicted in February of all 10 counts he faced, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, which carried a mandatory term of life in prison, as well as drug trafficking and firearms charges. Prosecutors have called him a "ruthless and bloodthirsty leader" of the Sinaloa cartel.


    A life sentence was mandatory;El Chapo, who infamously escaped prison twice in Mexico, also slammed the conditions of his incarceration in New York.

    Guzmán told U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan before he was sentenced Wednesday that,"It's been torture, the most inhumane situation I have lived in my entire life," he said. "It has been physical, emotional and mental torture."

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