El Chapo Trial Begins

The trial has begun for one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in court yesterday in the United States to answer to a list of charges that include drug trafficking, conspiracy to murder and gun and money laundering.

US Prosecutor Adam Fels outlined the government’s case yesterday, citing that Guzman amassed over US$14 billion in personal wealth through his criminal network.

The authorities allege that EL Chapo used planes, trains, automobiles and even submarines to transport hundreds of tons of cocaine from Columbia into the United States.

Guzman pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
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