The mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, has just been found to stand in the forefront of a global narkoimperium. Now, the american authorities directed the spotlight towards his adult sons.
Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, is accused of having contributed to the smuggling of cocaine, amphetamine and marijuana into the UNITED states over a period from 2008 to 2018. Both brothers are believed to be at large in Mexico.
It shows a indictment from the us department of justice, which was published on Thursday.
the 61-year-old Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was after a lengthy trial in New York convicted of all ten counts. Sentencing will take place 25. June, and it is expected that he will be sentenced to life in prison.
the Trial lasted for three months, and more than 50 people have testified in the case, where it has been revealed how Sinaloa cartel earned billions of dollars to smuggle tons of cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and marijuana to the UNITED states.
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is likely to spend the rest of his life in an american prison. Photo: HANDOUT/Ritzau Scanpix
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is one of the central figures in the mexican narkokrig that has ravaged the country since 2006.
In 2017, he was extradited to the UNITED states after being arrested in Mexico. Other high-ranking people from the mexican cartels has previously also been handed over to the UNITED states.
the Trial against 'El Chapo' has given a unique insight into the cartel organization, and witnesses have revealed details about the grisly killings, political bribery and smuggling.
A witness told how the mexican employees have packed the cocaine down in thousands of jalapenodåser, which was loaded on trucks and driven across the border to the UNITED states.
another explained that 'El Chapo' in some cases, even participated in the punishment of its opponents.
He must be kidnapped, beaten and shot a rival, who was subsequently buried alive, told the witness Isaias Valdez, a former bodyguard for kartellederen.
OVERVIEW: Mexico's biggest drug lord began with pot
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán is on Tuesday at a court in New York has been found guilty of all ten charges against him.
The sentencing will take place 25. June.
Here is a timeline of the 61-year-old mexicaners life. He has become one of the world's most famous narkogangstere.
1960s: As a teenager, he begins together with his cousins to grow potplanter.
the 1970s: Starts working as stikirenddreng for drug traffickers.
the 1980s: Becomes a member of the Guadalajara cartel. After the arrest of the cartel leader of the criminal group split up into several factions. Guzmán becomes the leader of the cartel, Sinaloas stillehavsafdeling.
1992: Six of the Guzmáns of top officials will be in February found killed near Tijuana, at the border to the UNITED states. In november beats Guzmán back, as his people, killing six members of the rival Tijuana cartel at a disco.
1993: Survives assassination attempt in an airport, but the archbishop of Guadalajara, along with six other random people killed when they get caught up in skudvekslingen.
1993: arrested in Guatemala on suspicion of murder, drug smuggling and the abduction and extradition to Mexico. He imposed a penalty of a minimum of 20 years, to be served in a maximum security prison.
2001: Escaping from the prison hidden in a vasketøjsvogn. The escape requires help from the inside, and he uses the supposedly 2.5 million dollar bribe.
2004: the US government should offer a bounty of five million u.s. dollars for information that could lead to his arrest.
2008: the Son of Edgar is killed in a firefight in a parking lot in Mexico.
2009: Perform for the first time on pengemagasinet Forbes' list of dollarmilliardærer.
2010: Getting together with other kartelledere indicted by us authorities in the period from 1990 to 2005 to smuggle tons of cocaine to the UNITED states.
2011: His wife, Emma, who has both american and mexican citizenship, gives birth to twins at a hospital in Los Angeles.
2012: the ministry of Finance in the UNITED states imposes a freezing of his family's fortune and other assets in the country.
2014: arrested on a strandresort in Mexico, and resumes the execution of his sentence.
2015: Escapes again from a maximum security prison by crawling through a small opening in his cell, which leads down to an approximately one and a half kilometer long tunnel.
2015: While he is on the run he meets the film star Sean Penn, who interviews him for an article in the Rolling Stone.
- I deliver more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anyone else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, aircraft, trucks and boats, he says.
2016: Will be in January again caught by the mexican police in the state of Sinaloa. Five of his henchmen is killed in the action.
2016: In may approve a judge a request from the UNITED states to extradite him. Seven states have been indicted by him.
2017: Will be extradited to the UNITED states in January and admits himself later in the same month innocent by a district court in New York.
2018: The long-awaited trial against him will be launched in november.
2019: 'El Chapo' is found guilty of a long series of crimes by a court in New York.
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