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El Chapo drug case goes to US jury

Feb 05, 2019 - The Boston Globe

NEW YORK — After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury began deliberations Monday at the US trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

A federal judge in Brooklyn instructed jurors before they were asked to begin deciding the verdict for Guzman, who faces life in prison if convicted.

The jury has heard months of testimony about Guzman's rise to power as the head of the Sinaloa cartel. Prosecutors ...