NEW YORK (Dagbladet): the Trial of the famous, mexican kartellsjefen take place in these days in a courtroom in New York.The brutal narkobaronens secret life folded out
This week claimed the witness, Alex Cifuentes that Guzman boasted of having bribed Mexico's then-president, Pena Nieto, with 100 million dollars (about 850 million) to stop the klappjakten on him.Rejects corruption
Nieto resigned as president last year, but he was president when Guzman was arrested in 2016 and handed over to the united STATES in 2017. A spokesman for Nieto has previously discussed the allegations of bribery as "untrue and defamatory", writes the news agency AP.
the Audience at the trial has been an ever darker insight into the criminal empire of the 61-year-old ruled for a number of years.
Guzman run the risk of life imprisonment if he is convicted after indictment, and there have been several allegations of bribery by several high-ranking officials in Mexico and Columbia."Comradre Maria"
Cifuentes was, according to CNN, at one point a close assistant for the brutal narkotikabaronen, but since 2016, he has collaborated with the american prosecutors.- So caught I kokainkongen "El Chapo" Dagbladet Plus
In the testimony, his he claimed that Guzman told that the one that went under the name of "Comradre Maria" had delivered the money in Mexico City in October 2012. At this time, Pena Nieto has been elected president, but he had not yet been sworn in.
Cifuentes was even arrested in Mexico in 2013 and later extradited to the united STATES. Here he said guilty to drug trafficking and signed an agreement to cooperate with the authorities in the case against Guzman.
"El Chapo" was one of the most powerful narkotikabaronene in Mexico and on the list of those most wanted by the FBI and Interpol.
In 2001 he managed to escape from a mexican prison for the first time. In February 2014 he was arrested again. But in July 2015, he managed again to escape through a ten-meter-deep hole down to a several mile long tunnel. In January 2016, he was arrested yet again.
Then he was extradited to the united STATES.