'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

Mexican president vows to bring down violence after 'El Chapo' sentencing

Drug Lord El Chapo, he was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison and another 30 years for crimes revolving around drug dealing.

USA officials have estimated Guzman's fortune at $14 billion and a judge ordered Guzman to pay $12.6 billion as part of his US life sentence announced Wednesday.

The 'El Chapo Act, ' also known as H.R. 2186, suggests that the forfeited profits of Guzman's illicit drug trafficking enterprise be reserved for border security measures between the United States and Mexico, including the completion of a wall.

López Obrador told reporters on Thursday that he hoped Guzman's sentence - while harsh - would lead to less violence in Mexico.

During his three-month trial in NY, jurors heard evidence from 56 government witnesses, who described the cartel boss beating, shooting and even burying alive those who crossed him, including informants and rival gang members.

'The sentence separates the myth of El Chapo from the man Joaquin Guzman, ' Melendez said. "We can ensure that he spends every minute of every day of the rest of his life in prison".

His 11-week trial, which featured testimony from more than a dozen former associates who had made deals to cooperate with prosecutors, offered an unprecedented look at the cartel's inner workings. If we can find them and get our hands on the assets then I am all for it.

He sent drugs northward with fleets of planes and boats, and had detailed accounting ledgers and an encrypted electronic communication system run through secret computer servers in Canada, witnesses said.

US prosecutors have claimed that Guzman sold more than $12 billion worth of drugs, and Forbes magazine once listed him as one of the world's richest men. Imprisoned in Mexico in 1993, he escaped in 2001 hidden in a laundry cart and spent the following years moving from one hideout to another in the mountains of Sinaloa, guarded by a private army.

He was recaptured in 2014 and sentenced a second time but escaped in July of 2015 through a tunnel built into his prison cell.

He was finally recaptured in January 2016.

A Colombian woman who prosecutors say survived a hit the kingpin ordered tearfully read a statement in court Wednesday, saying the escape cost her 'a high price - I lost my family, my friends, I became a shadow without a name'.

The 62-year-old drug lord - sporting his trademark moustache after being clean-shaven during his trial - also used what could be his last chance to speak in public by complaining about being kept in solitary confinement since he was brought to the U.S.to stand trial after twice breaking out of Mexican prisons.

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