Drug Lord El Chapo Who Has Escaped Mexican Prison Twice, Sentenced to Life in Prison in the U.S

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, who has escaped prison in his native Mexico twice, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the U.S.

El Chapo received the sentence at the end of his trial held in Federal Court in New York.

He was convicted on 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering and aside his life sentence, was fined $12.6bn in asset forfeiture.

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El Chapo has become notorious throughout the years due to his ability to escape jail. His first escape occurred in 2001, when he escaped from a maximum security jail in Almoloya de Juárez after spending 8 years out of a 20 year sentence.

His second escape came in 2015, this time serving only one and a half years in jail. He was arrested for the third time a year later and this time is being held by the U.S, who tried him and sentenced him.

At 62 years of age, he is expected to spend the rest of his life at a maximum security prison known as ADX Florence in the U.S state of Colorado.

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It remains to be seen if prison can hold El Chapo forever this time around.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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