A Brooklyn judge has handed down a sentencing verdict for a notorious Mexican drug kingpin. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in an American prison on Wednesday morning.
The sentencing comes five months after Guzman was convicted in an epic drug-trafficking case.
According to court documents, Guzman is responsible for the smuggling of mountains of cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign.
The Mexican native was estimated to have handled more than $11 billion worth of cocaine, more than $11 million worth of heroin and $846 million worth of marijuana as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Combined, those estimates suggest Guzman made more than $12.67 billion. On Wednesday, Guzmán was ordered to forfeit that fortune, according to prosecutors.
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