GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — (It’s day four of jury deliberations involving the world’s most notorious drug lord and jurors still haven’t reached a verdict.
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán has been on trial in Brooklyn, New York and faces 10 criminal counts of drug trafficking.
Federal prosecutors allege he sold and manufactured hundreds of tons of cocaine and other drugs to the U.S.; conspired to murder several rivals and helped run the world’s biggest international drug cartel.
If convicted, he could spend life in prison.
Now, the 12-person jury faces the monumental task of deciphering through three-months worth of testimony that included 50 witnesses and hundreds of evidence.
On day three of deliberations, jurors asked the judge for the testimonies of three former Guzmán higher-ups who testified to the inner workings of the multi-billion dollar cartel.
They reportedly even asked the judge, “If members of a drug cartel are killed by an opposing cartel for personal reasons, does that constitute a drug trafficking crime?”