Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo (Shorty), was sentenced on July 17 by a New York judge to life imprisonment with an additional 30 years in prison.
Previously captured drug dealer managed to escape from Mexican prisons twice. This time, he is unlikely to be able to do this, since 62-year-old El Chapo will be serving a life sentence of imprisonment in a maximum-security prison (“supermax”), located in Colorado and known as “Mountain Alcatraz”. El Chapo was convicted on all counts, including the fact that for a quarter of a century he led the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, responsible for exporting hundreds of tons of cocaine and other drugs to the United States. The judge also refused a request for a new trial. El Chapo’s lawyers have already announced their intention to appeal the verdict.
The arrest of El Chapo, however, led to the outbreak of a bloody war for his inheritance. The real hostilities began a few weeks after the arrest – in June 2016, when armed “commandos” appeared to the mother of the drug lord.