El Chapo is Headed to Super Max Prison

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El Chapo is Headed to Super Max Prison

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Guzmán during his trial. (picture from google) to

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Sara Mount, Staff Writer

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The famous Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzmán, “El Chapo” had escaped law enforcement and prison for a while. He ran the Sinaloa Cartel, which controls most of Mexico’s drug trade. Even when he was in prison, he ran the cartel. He is one of the most famous and rich drug traffickers in the world. El Chapo was convicted on Tuesday of 10 charges. It’s expected that he will be sent to supermax prison in Colorado, also known as “the Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

 

El Chapo had a lifelong career as a drug trafficker, making his conviction a huge deal. He was born in Mexico and began dealing drugs in the 1960’s. He planted marijuana plants with his cousins. In the 1980’s he became a member of the Guadalajara cartel, which then split into fractions, one of which the Sinaloa cartel. Once Guzmán became a leader of the cartel police found bodies of people dumped in Tijuana. He is on the polices radar when an attempt to assassinate him was carried out by the Tijuana cartel. One month later Guzmán was wanted on charges facing a minimum of 20 years in a maximum prison. On January 19th 2001, he escaped the maximum security prison in a Landry cart. In 2004 the US government offered $5 million reward for information that helps arrested and convict him. In 2014 Guzmán was rearrested and put back in prison. Soon after in 2015 he escaped the second maximum prison. He went back to jail and in November 2018 finally goes on trial in the US. Now convicted on 10 charges, he is looking at life in prison without chance of parole.

 

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