El chapo guzman trial is underway…. 5 things you must know about Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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1. Joaquin Guzman is 61 years old and the leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico El Chapo Stands five foot seven, 155 pounds and was born in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico and has been a farmer most of his life. He grew up poor but is now rich beyond imagination.

2. “El chapo” is on  trial in the United States for drug trafficking millions of tons cocaine, heroin, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana while making over an estimated 1 billion dollars according to Forbes Magazine where he was ranked the 10th richest man in Mexico. He escaped a Mexican prison by bribing officials while he was serving a 20 year sentence, he was arrested a couple of years later and extradited back to the united states.

3. He is married to a former beauty queen and has two daughters,he is said to have an estimated 12 children and many mistresses all over Mexico and the United States. He is Believed to have been married at least three times, the most recent being Emma Coronel Aispuro (2007-present).

4. Ran the largest and most ruthless drug cartel for the last 30 years in the state of sinaloa and controls roughly 40% to 60% of Mexico’s drug trade, with earnings at around $3 billion annually.

Some say that he has killed or has had 2,000-3,000 people killed. He was almost assassinated in mexico city but the gunman accidently hit the wrong target in which was a cardinal in the catholic church.

5. He is on trial and the prosecutor has a bunch of state witnesses also known as rats in the prison system that have testified against the drug kingpin for allegedly smuggling millions of tons of drugs for the last thirty years through tunnels, airports, trains, people, submarines, vehicles and others and killing thousands of competitors aka other drug cartel members and making billions in sales off the illegal narcotics trade. shootings, killings murders, kidnappings are the crimes el Chapo is facing with a term of life without parole if he is convicted.

-Team Latin All Starz