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Mexican drug lord El Chapo gets life sentence

Mexican drug lord El Chapo gets life sentence
  • The once the world's most notorious drug lord was convicted in February of crimes spanning a quarter century.

A US court sentenced Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life in prison Wednesday plus a symbolic 30 years, ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes.

Once the world's most notorious drug lord, 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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