Mexican Drug kingpin El Chapo gets life prison sentence, plus 30 years

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

A US court sentenced him on Wednesday, ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes.

Once the world’s most notorious druglord, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel was convicted in February of crimes spanning a quarter century, including trafficking hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana into the United States.

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